As I approach my fifties and confront the reality that parts of my body are wearing out and will never be young and resilient again, I turn to the arts for deeper philosophical understanding of this aspect of the human condition that I am facing. I'd like recommendations of fictional treatments of physical aging which are realistic but compassionate. Guidelines and caveats behind the fold. [more inside]
posted by matildaben
on Aug 13, 2014 -
i really like the slow/subtle treatment of ennui/cultureshock/different manifestations of love/and the engaging "nonplot"
posted by sawyerrrr
on Jun 25, 2013 -
I'd like to get some good mystery movie recommendations from the 80s on.
It's OK if they veer toward the thriller, like Michael Clayton
, ridiculous like Ford Fairlaine
, noirish like Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
, or are a more standard outing with a strong, interesting, well developed detective lead like Zero Effect
. Drawing room mysteries totally A-OK too. Super bonus points if I can stream them now on Hulu plus or Netflix.
posted by jsturgill
on May 16, 2013 -
What are the best stories that feature young adults coming of age/coming to terms with life's imperfect realities? By "young adults" I mean "adults who are young," probably roughly 19-30, not "young people who are becoming adults." This maturing process can be central to the work or peripheral. One example: "The Great Gatsby." Short stories, novels, nonfiction, film, television and any other genre are all welcome.
posted by croutonsupafreak
on Oct 30, 2012 -
French tv & movie recs for someone who wants to be entertained but also get used to the language? [more inside]
posted by Mizu
on Sep 26, 2012 -
I will be in Venice during the first week of September, and would like recommendations for things to see during the Biennale
. [more inside]
posted by Marquis
on Aug 1, 2005 -
I've suddenly decided that I am on the verge of diving headfirst into the murky waters of medium format photography
. Any of you have any favourite cameras? Favourite brands? Favourite filmstocks? Rest assured, I will not be shooting weddings or yearbook portraits.
posted by nylon
on Aug 15, 2004 -