Richard Hourula

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About me

Gender MALE
Occupation ESL Teacher
Location Berkeley, CA, United States
Introduction I am a tortured genius who suffers for his art.
Interests My family, Arsenal F.C., The Cal Bears, The San Francisco Giants, History, Literature, Music, Comedy, Progressive Politics, Poetry, English Breakfast Tea, and, of course, Films.
Favorite Movies The Godfather, L'Eclisse, The Seventh Seal, Vivre Sa Vie, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Sunset Blvd., Amarcord, Manhattan, Winter Light, The Third Man, La Dolce Vita, Roma: Open City, Viridana, Wild Boys of the Road, A Streetcar Named Desire, Zelig, Foreign Correspondent, Apocalypse Now, Cabaret, Aguirre: Wrath of God, The 39 Steps, Army of Shadows, Requiem for a Dream, Europa, Annie Hall, Habla Con Ella, 8 1/2, The Godfather Part 2, A Clockwork Orange, The Passion of Joan of Arc, The Great Dictator, Modern Times, La Strada, Nights of Cabiria, The Big Sleep, Talk of the Town, The Lady Eve, Blade Runner, Duck Soup, Melancholia, Stagecoach, Fanny and Alexander, L'Avventura, Raging Bull, Schindler's List, Crimes and Misdemeanors, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Letters Never Sent, City Lights, The Wild Bunch, The Searchers, The Exterminating Angel, Vertigo, Grapes of Wrath, Tess, Elevator to the Gallows, Umberto D, Through a Glass Darkly, Ivan's Childhood, It's a Wonderful Life, Mama Roma, Notorious, Hannah and Her Sisters, Ride the High Country, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Red Desert, Goodfellas, Inglourious Basterds, No Country for Old Men, A Serious Man, Zodiac, Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The Maltese Falcon, Animal House, Citizen Kane, The Big Parade, Ali: Fear Eats The Soul, Mean Streets, Inside Llewyn Davis, Birdman, Heaven's Gate.
Favorite Music The Beatles, Wings, Neil Young, Queen, David Bowie, The Who, Michael Jackson, Stevie Winwood, George Michael, Lester Young, Janis Joplin, Faces, Bob Dylan, Electric Light Orchestra, Sidney Bechet, Jackson Browne, Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra, Benny Goodman, Jimi Hendrix, Buffalo Springfield, Bruce Springsteen, Rod Stewart, Don McLean, The Four Tops, Linda Ronstadt, Bill Evans, Sam Cooke, Norah Jones, The Oj'Jays, The Eagles, Van Morrison, Amy Winehouse, Carlos Santana, The Kinks, Otis Redding, The Tower of Power
Favorite Books On the Road, Desolation Angels, Town and City, Dharma Bums, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Sometimes a Great Notion, The Bell Jar, Tender is the Night, The Great Gatsby, The Beautiful and Damned, Catcher in the Rye, David Copperfield, Great Expectation, A Christmas Carol, Look Homeward Angel, Of Time and River, The Web and the Root, You Can't Go Home Again, The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test, The Things We Carried, Dispatches, Blood Meridian, The 42nd Parallel, 1919, The Big Money, The Sun Also Rises, All Quiet on the Western Front, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72, Every Man Dies Alone, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Tess, The Mayor of Casterbridge.