My favourite things

Not raindrops on roses, nor whiskers on kittens; not bright copper kettles, nor warm woolen mittens, but the following things ;) :

Number 10// The Matrix Trilogy – films – Wachowski Brothers

The films depict a future in which reality as perceived by most humans is actually a simulated reality created by sentient machines to pacify and subdue the human population, while their bodies' heat and electrical activity are used as an energy source. Upon learning this, computer programmer "Neo" is drawn into a rebellion against the machines, involving other people who have been freed from the "dream world" and into reality. The film contains many references to the cyberpunk and hacker subcultures; philosophical and religious ideas such as René Descartes's evil genius, the Allegory of the Cave, the brain in a vat thought experiment; and homages to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Hong Kong action cinema, Spaghetti Westerns, dystopian fiction, and Japanese animation. (source: wiki) 

Number 9// Symmetry – song – Mew

Number 8// One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – film – Milos Forman

The film is about Randle Patrick McMurphy (Jack Nicholson), a recidivist criminal serving a short sentence on a prison farm for statutory rape, who is transferred to a mental institution in 1963 for evaluation. This is a ploy by McMurphy to avoid hard labor and serve the rest of his sentence in a more relaxed environment. He is anti-authoritarian with a history of violence, but he exhibits no signs of mental illness. (source: wiki) 

Number 7// The Remains of the Day – novel – Kazuo Ishiguro

As in Ishiguro's two previous novels, the story is told from a first person point of view. The narrator Stevens, a butler, recalls his life in the form of what appears to be a long letter to an unknown person – possibly another butler – while the action progresses through the present. Much of the novel is concerned with Stevens's professional and, above all, personal relationship with a former colleague, the housekeeper Miss Kenton. (source: wiki)

Number 6// Infernal Affairs – film – Andrew Lau & Alan Mak

Infernal Affairs focuses on a police officer named Chan Wing-Yan (Tony Leung Chiu-Wai), who goes deep undercover into the Triad society, and Triad member Lau Kin-Ming (Andy Lau Tak-Wah), who infiltrates the police department. Each mole was planted by the rival organization to gain an advantage in intelligence over the other side. The more the moles become involved in their undercover lives, the more issues they have to cope with. (source: wiki) be continued..


April said...

Oh I can't wait to hear the rest!!!!!!

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