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Lynch and Herzog—in book form

Looking for Lynchian and Herzogian books and authors. [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Oct 17, 2014 - 17 answers

Looking without seeing: art appreciation edition

I make an effort to visit art museums very regularly. I love art! How can I make the most out of my visit? I would also welcome suggestions for how to get more out of the books I read and films I watch. [more inside]
posted by gemutlichkeit on May 22, 2014 - 9 answers

Books and Movies that Connect Disparate Time Periods

I really enjoy books and films that feature narratives strewn across different time periods. I'm looking for recommendations. [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski on Aug 19, 2013 - 50 answers

Spoiler filter - novels/scripts where the protagonist was in a coma/dead

Spoiler filter - novels/scripts where the protagonist was in a coma/dead (etc) the whole time? [more inside]
posted by tzb on Jan 18, 2013 - 46 answers

Documentaries and other films about writers, libraries and books wanted!

I'm especially interested in films about writers of color and writers from the global south. Any kind of film is fine - need not be a documentary. But a progressive/radical/critical outlook is appreciated! Particularly looking for films that will appeal to an intelligent but not super-theorized audience - ie, that documentary about Derrida is not what we're looking for, and even the recent one about Zizek is an edge case. [more inside]
posted by Frowner on Jan 9, 2013 - 4 answers

How A went from thinking B to C

Please recommend stories about mental battles. Specifically, people overcoming deep-seated fears or beliefs. [more inside]
posted by fix on May 3, 2012 - 7 answers

Looking for a modern-day moveable feast.

What are your favorite books (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, etc) and films about contemporary life in Paris, Munich, and/or Zurich (or their environs)? (Translated into English, of course). [more inside]
posted by tully_monster on Feb 19, 2012 - 7 answers

Knowing the Future

Can you think of any examples of a famous character in a film (or book) who knew the future, or knew that a big event was definitely going to happen, and couldn't cope with that knowledge?
posted by Marzipan on Dec 8, 2011 - 39 answers

Recommend books and films with a medieval setting.

Help me find books and films with a medieval setting. [more inside]
posted by jonesor on Aug 24, 2011 - 44 answers

Books and Films about Southeast Asia *Redux*

What are the books and films that really get across the vibe of cities or regions in Southeast Asia? [more inside]
posted by phaedrus441 on Jun 1, 2011 - 9 answers

Looking for charming, but ultimately stoic characters.

I'm looking for examples of charming but ultimately stoic and otherwise unflappable characters in print or film. [more inside]
posted by blahtsk on Nov 2, 2010 - 58 answers

Let's eat and travel without leaving home

Please recommend books, movies and TV shows about food and travel. [more inside]
posted by pleasebekind on Aug 13, 2010 - 26 answers

"There is no terror in a bang, only in the anticipation of it."

What are the very best/most essential books about Alfred Hitchcock? [more inside]
posted by fryman on Aug 13, 2010 - 8 answers

Music database

Are there small databases for music and (less importantly for me), books and movies that are available as sql dumps or flat txt files? [more inside]
posted by rainy on May 28, 2010 - 2 answers

Help a 13 y/o get to know the Amercian soldier.

What resources (films, books, websites) can I share with my 13 y/o daughter who has expressed a recent keen admiration and care for the American soldier from the Vietnam War era to the present? [more inside]
posted by keith0718 on Sep 3, 2009 - 22 answers

Suggest media where the bad guys are more intelligent than the audience

Please suggest books and films in which the antagonists are consistently clever, creating complex and elegant (evil?) plots-within-plots to befuddle the protagonist and audience! [more inside]
posted by metaBugs on Apr 6, 2009 - 28 answers

For those about to rock...

Who has documented rock n roll's greatest excesses? [more inside]
posted by brautigan on Feb 1, 2008 - 21 answers

How to change your life in one easy lesson

I love stories about transformations and life changes, be they cheesy or serious. Recommend some to me! [more inside]
posted by different on Nov 12, 2007 - 33 answers

Let me tell you a story

Examples of movies, books, where the narrator lies to the audience as they tell their story? [more inside]
posted by scallion on Sep 10, 2006 - 63 answers

Please recommend great non-fiction books & documentary films

What non-fiction books or documentary films explore a subculture or lifestyle as effectively as Henry Chalfant & Tony Silver's Style Wars and Hunter S. Thompson's Hell's Angels? [more inside]
posted by njm on Jul 26, 2006 - 42 answers

books and\or films about the rise of Nazism and fascism

I'm looking for books and\or films about the rise of Nazism and fascism. [+] [more inside]
posted by sanko on Jan 23, 2005 - 29 answers

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