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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Education
Occupation Teacher-Filmmaker
Location Los Angeles, CA, United States
Introduction I'm a filmmaker/teacher. My second feature, co-directed with Jena English, is entitled SEPULVEDA. In 2005 I made a feature-length movie on digital video called "The Man Who Couldn't..." which can be purchased on amazon. I teach in Los Angeles.
Interests Cinema, Literature, Art, Classical Music, Theater, Politics
Favorite Movies If I had a top 25 it might look like this: 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Godfather (I &; II), Once Upon A Time in The West, Last Year At Marienbad, Goodfellas, Dr. Strangelove, Apocalypse Now, Metropolis, Sunrise, Late Spring, Seven Samurai, The Blues Brothers, Contempt, Celine and Julie Go Boating, Ali: Fear Eats The Soul, Vanishing Point, Nashville, Sweet Smell of Success, The Red Shoes, 8 1/2, Persona, All That Jazz, Breaking The Waves, Blue Velvet
Favorite Music Roxy Music, Iggy and the Stooges, Stevie Wonder, Funkadelic, Velvet Underground, Luke Top, Gustav Mahler, Love, Piotr Tchaikovsky, Radiohead, PJ, Ray Charles, Beatles, Stones, Pistols, Clash, Willie Nelson, Miles Davis, Lovely, lovely, Ludwig Van, Frank and Nancy Sinatra, Rage Against The Machine, Sleater-Kinney, Serge Gainesbourg, James Brown, Public Enemy, The Beasties, Dusty Springfield, N.W.A., Bowie, Prince, and so many, many more.
Favorite Books Anything by: William Shakespeare, Patricia Highsmith, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Ralph Ellison, Lev Tolstoy, Chester Himes, Honore de Balzac, Gustave Flaubert, Raymond Chandler, Marcel Proust. Also partial to the American Moderns: Hemingway, Faulkner, Nate West, Dos Passos, Hammett, Fitzgerald, Dot Parker, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston. Of contemporary writers: Houellebecq, Munro, Percival Everett, Edward P. Jones, Zadie Smith, Z.Z. Packer, Paul Beatty, James Ellroy. Currently obsessed with antiquity, esp.: Homer, Euripides, Aeschylus.