NZPete

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About me

Gender MALE
Occupation currently on well earned hiatus
Location Auckland, New Zealand
Introduction The less you know the better.
Interests Movies, Classical art, music, painting, Chuck Jones cartoons, books and history. Pathological hatred of cell phones and all who use them.
Favorite Movies Tough one. Most of "The Marx Brothers", "Network", "The Bedford Incident", "Fail Safe", "The Lives of Others", "The Wicker Man" (original), "M*A*S*H", "The Spy Who Loved Me", "The Friends of Eddie Coyle", "Harry in Your Pocket", "Superman-The Movie", "Yankee Doodle Dandy", "King Kong" (33), "The Ninth Configuration", "Man Who Would Be King", "Objective Burma", "The Odd Couple", "Mister Roberts", "Taking of Pelham 123"(original), "Remains of the Day", "Seven Days in May", "Battle for Algiers", "Sullivans Travels", "7th Voyage of Sinbad", "Picnic at Hanging Rock", "Dr Strangelove", "Goodfellas", "White Heat", "Boogie Nights", "Twelve Angry Men", "True Grit" (original), "Barry Lyndon", "Prince of the City", "Zelig", "Singing in the Rain", "Being There", "The Wild Geese", "Alien", "Take The Money and Run", "Fitzcarraldo", "Operation Petticoat", "El Dorado", "Enter The Dragon", "Apocalypse Now" ... too many others
Favorite Music British band "Zero 7" absolutely blows my mind like no other band ever! Retro Creedence Clearwater Revival, Moorcheeba, Air, Old movie soundtracks by Bernard Herrmann, Max Steiner and Elmer Bernstein among others. Love Italian giallo scores of the 70's as well as Morricone, Bruno Nicolai and Nico Fidenco soundtracks.
Favorite Books "Harpo Speaks" by Harpo Marx, "David Lean" by Kevin Brownlow, "The Invisible Art" by Craig Barron & Mark Cotta Vaz, "What's it All About" by Michael Caine, "William Bouguereau - His Life and Works" by Damien Bartoli, "Kinski Uncut" by Klaus Kinski