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The Books and Films That Have Influenced Me The Most

May 26, 2019

I've read most of these books at least twice. The poetry collections I like to dip into.



Rabbit, Run                            John Updike

The Sun Also Rises                  Hemingway
A Dream of Kings                    Davis Grubb

Shadow of My Brother

Farmer                                   Jim Harrison
A Good Day to Die
Legends of the Fall
Under the Volcano                   Malcolm Lowry
Harbour Master                       William McFee
House Made of Dawn               Scott Momaday
Walk Egypt                             Vinnie Williams
Riders of the Purple Sage         Zane Grey
Summer                                 Edith Wharton
The Waves                              Virginia Wolfe
Wind, Sand and Stars               St. Exupere
Day of the Locust                    Nathanael West
Heart of Darkness                    Conrad


Tales of Love and Passion         de Maupassant
Labyrinth                                Borges

Strange News from Another Star Hesse
One Hundred Years of Solitude  Marquez
At Play in the Fields of the Lord Mathessien
The Stranger                           Sartre
The Lungfish and the Padre       Homer Smith
Dandelion Wine                       Ray Bradbury
Great Gatsby                           Fitzgerald
Alexandria Quartet                   Durrell
Dubliners                                Joyce    
Anything by Chekhov or D.H. Lawrence


Controversy of Poets
Poetry of Hart Crane
Gypsy Ballads            Lorca
Collected Poems        Dylan Thomas


Film Sense             Sergei Eisenstein
The Yaqui Way of Knowledge Castanada


I've seen several of these films I've at least three to six times.



City Lights                        Chaplin

Rashomon                        Kurosawa

Drunken Angel
Belle de Jour                      Bunuel
Diary of a Chamber Maid
Cleo from 5-7                    Varda
Umberto D                        de Sica
Bicycle Thief
Red Desert                        Antonioni    
La Notte
Beauty and the Beast         Cocteau
Elvira Madigan                  Widerberg
Contempt                         Godard
Wild Strawberries              Bergman
Seventh Seal
Smiles of a Summer Night
Last Year at Marienbad      Resnais
Hiroshima Mon Amour    
Jules and Jim                   Trauffaut
400 Blows    
La Strada                        Fellini
Nights of Cabiria        
Rules of the Game           Renoir
Grand Illusion    

Night of the Hunter        Laughton        

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