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Favourite Books (Fiction/Non-Fiction)

1. Demons by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1872)
2. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes (1651)
3. Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche (1885)
4. The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit by Sloan Wilson (1955)
5. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce (1916)
6. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell (1949)
7. Money: a suicide note by Martin Amis (1984)
8. The Twenty Years’ Crisis: 1919-1939 by E. H. Carr (1939)
9. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft (1792)

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The Pivot Questionnaire (derivative of Marcel Proust)

01. What is your favourite word? Next
02. ..and your least favourite? Should
03. What turns you on? A new idea
04. What turns you off? Complacency
05. What is your favourite curse word? fucked.
06. What sound do you love? rapturous applause
07. What sound do you hate? people complaining
08. What profession would you like to attempt? Video Game Developer
09. What profession would you absolutely not like to do? Police Officer
10. If heaven does exist, what would you like God to say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? I forgive you.

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MC’s & Producers (IMO)

MC’s

1. NaS
2. Tupac
3. Guru
4. Rakim
5. Chuck D

Producers

1. DJ Premier
2. J Dilla
3. RZA
4. Timbaland
5. Kanye West

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Favourite TV Episodes, Drama Series

1. Final Grades – The Wire (S4, E13)
2. Beyond Life and Death – Twin Peaks (S2, E22)
3. Ozymandias – Breaking Bad (S5, E14)
4. Two Cathedrals – The West Wing (S2, E22)
5. Kennedy and Heidi – The Sopranos (S6, E18)
6. Everyone’s waiting – Six Feet Under (S5, E12)
7. Many Happy Returns – The Prisoner (S1, E17)
8. The Obsolete Man – The Twilight Zone (S2, E29)
9. Shut the Door. Have a Seat – Mad Men (S3, E13)
10. News Night w. Will McAvoy – The Newsroom (S2, E5)

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Five Favourite Directors & Movie Stars

Favourite Movie Stars

5. Denzel Washington (Glory, Cry Freedom, Philadelphia)
4. Kevin Spacey (The Usual Suspects, American Beauty)
3. Robert De Niro (Mean Streets, The Godfather Part II)
2. Marlon Brando (On The Waterfront, Julius Caesar)
1. James Stewert (Mr Smith Goes to Washington)

Favourite Directors

5. Martin Scorsese (Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, GoodFellas)
4. Alfred Hitchcock (Rear Window, North by Northwest)
3. Stanley Kubrick (The Shining, Full Metal Jacket)
2. Ingmar Bergman (Shame, Wild Strawberries)
1. David Lean (Brief Encounter, Doctor Zhivago)

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Top 9 Hip-Hop Albums of the 90’s

  1. illmatic (1994)
  2. All Eyez On Me (1996)
  3. The Low End Theory (1991)
  4. Ready 2 Die (1994)
  5. Life After Death (1997)
  6. Reasonable Doubt (1996)
  7. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998)
  8. Enter the Wu-Tang [36 Chambers] (1993)
  9. Lifestylez ov Da Poor & Dangerous (1995)
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Favourite Anti-Heroes (Film & Television)

1. Alex DeLarge - A Clockwork Orange (Played by Malcolm McDowell)
2. Michael Corleone - The Godfather Part II (Played by Al Pacino)
3. Ethan Edwards - The Searchers (Played by John Wayne)
4. Omar Little - The Wire (Played by Michael K. Williams)
5. Walter White - Breaking Bad (Played by Bryan Cranston)
6. Travis Bickle - Taxi Driver (Played by Robert De Niro)
7. Tony Soprano - The Sopranos (Played by James Gandolfini)
8. Tyler Durden - Fight Club (Played by Brad Pitt)
9. Patrick Bateman - American Psycho (Played by Christian Bale)

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Five Favourite Albums (in chronological order)

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9MDB - Favourite Films (IMO)

TOP TEN FILMS FROM (1900-1949)

1. La règle du jeu (Dir. Jean Renoir)
2. Citizen Kane (Dir. Orson Welles)
3. M (Dir. Fritz Lang)
4. City Lights (Dir. Charles Chaplin)
5. The Third Man (Dir. Carol Reed)
6. Casablanca (Dir. Michael Curtiz)
7. Ladri di Biciclette (Dir. Vittorio De Sica)
8. It’s a Wonderful Life (Dir. Frank Capra)
9. Gone with the Wind (Dir. Victor Fleming)
10. Battleship Potyomkin (Dir. Sergei Eisenstein)

TOP TEN FILMS OF THE 1950’s

1. Vertigo (Dir. Alfred Hitchcock)
2. The Searchers (Dir. John Ford)
3. Tokyo Story (Dir. Yasujirō Ozu)
4. 12 Angry Men (Dir. Sidney Lumet)
5. The Bridge on the River Kwai (Dir. David Lean)
6. The Seventh Seal (Dir. Ingmar Bergman)
7. On The Waterfront (Dir. Elia Kazan)
8. Shichinin no Samurai (Dir. Akira Kurosawa)
9. The 400 Blows (Dir. François Truffaut)
10. Singin’ in the Rain (Dir. Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen)

TOP TEN FILMS OF THE 1960’s

1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Dir. Stanley Kubrick)
2. Lawrence of Arabia (Dir. David Lean)
3. Persona (Dir. Ingmar Bergman)
4. 8 1/2 (Dir. Federico Fellini)
5. The Apartment (Dir. Billy Wilder)
6. À bout de souffle (Dir. Jean-Luc Godard)
7. Dr Strangelove (Dir. Stanley Kubrick)
8. Psycho (Dir. Alfred Hitchcock)
9. La Dolce Vita (Dir. Federico Fellini)
10. The Graduate (Dir. Mike Nichols)

TOP TEN FILMS OF THE 1970’s

1. The Godfather (Dir. Francis Ford Coppola)
2. Solyaris (Dir. Andrey Tarkovsky)
3. Apocalypse Now (Dir. Francis Ford Coppola)
4. The Deer Hunter (Dir. Michael Cimino)
5. Chinatown (Dir. Roman Polanski)
6. Taxi Driver (Dir. Martin Scorsese)
7. Annie Hall (Dir. Woody Allen)
8. A Clockwork Orange (Dir. Stanley Kubrick)
9. All the Presidents Men (Dir. Alan J. Pakula)
10. The Last Picture Show (Dir. Peter Bogdanovich)

TOP TEN FILMS OF THE 1980’s

1. Raging Bull (Dir. Martin Scorsese)
2. Amadeus (Dir. Milos Forman)
3. The Shining (Dir. Stanley Kubrick)
4. Kagemusha (Dir. Akira Kurosawa)
5. Blade Runner (Dir. Ridley Scott)
6. Das Boot (Dir. Wolfgang Peterson)
7. Do the Right Thing (Dir. Spike Lee)
8. Blue Velvet (Dir. David Lynch)
9. The Last Emperor (Dir. Bernardo Bertolucci)
10. Fanny and Alexander (Dir. Ingmar Bergman)

TOP TEN FILMS OF THE 1990’s

1. Schindler’s List (Dir. Steven Spielberg)
2. GoodFellas (Dir. Martin Scorsese)
3. La Haine (Dir. Mathieu Kassovitz)
4. Malcolm X (Dir. Spike Lee)
5. Fargo (Dir. Joel Coen)
6. Pulp Fiction (Dir. Quentin Tarantino)
7. Magnolia (Dir. Paul Thomas Anderson)
8. Eyes Wide Shut (Dir. Stanley Kubrick)
9. American Beauty (Dir. Sam Mendes)
10. The Shawshank Redemption (Dir. Frank Darabont)

TOP TEN FILMS OF THE 2000’s

1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Dir. Michel Gondry)
2. There Will Be Blood (Dir. Paul Thomas Anderson)
3. Mulholland Drive (Dir. David Lynch)
4. The Lives of Others (Dir. Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck)
5. The Dark Knight (Dir. Christopher Nolan)
6. Brokeback Mountain (Dir. Ang Lee)
7. The Departed (Dir. Martin Scorsese)
8. Spirited Away (Dir. Hayao Miyazaki)
9. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (Dir. Quentin Tarantino)
10. Lost in Translation (Dir. Sofia Coppola)

TOP FILMS OF 2010’s SO FAR..

1. The Tree of Life (Dir. Terrence Malick)
2. Her (Dir. Spike Jonze)
3. Amour (Dir. Michael Haneke)
4. The Social Network (Dir. David Fincher)
5. Midnight in Paris (Dir. Woody Allen)
6. Silver Linings Playbook (Dir. David O. Russell)
7. Dallas Buyers Club (Dir. Jean-Marc Vallée)
8. Black Swan (Dir. Darren Aronofsky)
9. Inception (Dir. Christopher Nolan)
10. Before Midnight (Dir. Richard Linklater)
11. Frances Ha (Dir. Noah Baumbach)
12. 12 Years a Slave (Dir. Steve McQueen)
13. Django Unchained (Dir. Quentin Tarantino)