I need to branch out of my book/movie/music shell...so tell me

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What is your must see/read/listen to before you die

Book


Film


Album



I will make a giant list and read/watch/listen to them all!

superbagpuss Sun 02-Feb-14 19:28:46

mine are
film: rainman
book: good omens by terry pratchett, Neil gainman
music: can't name just one album I'm afraid - greatest gig in the sky pink Floyd needs a listen

On the list!

Except pink floyd...im sorry but DB is obsessed with them and I grew up in a house listening to tjem and theyre crap grin

HugAndRoll Sun 02-Feb-14 19:49:16

Book: the curious incident of the dog in the night time.

Film: 12 years a slave.

Album: incubus make yourself.

LaBelleMadameManchotSansMerci Sun 02-Feb-14 19:51:24

Book:
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Film:
Pan's Labyrinth

Album:
Dummy by Portishead

nikkihollis Sun 02-Feb-14 19:58:37

Book: To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Film: Saving Private Ryan

Album: Rachmaninov's Vespers or Chopin's Nocturnes.

Dilidali Sun 02-Feb-14 19:59:40

Book: The Profet by Kahlil Gibran.
Movie: The Subway
Album: Tracy Chapman: Crossroads

This is actually very hard to decide on, so I went with the first thing that came to mind when it came to firm favourites smile

Book - King's Dark Tower series
Film - The Breakfast Club
Album - Either something by The Smiths, or The Stone Roses, The Stone Roses

TheBitterBoy Sun 02-Feb-14 20:05:12

Book - A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
Film - La Reine Margot
Album - 20 by Kate Rusby

superbagpuss Sun 02-Feb-14 20:06:46

OK music : salvation by Alice Cooper

Book: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas - long, but the most satisfying bit of revenge you'll ever read

Film: Persuasion (Ciaran Hinds/Amanda Root) - sexiest film ever with no rumpy in it

Music: Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2 - Bernstein - the intro is spinetingingly tragic

projectbabyweight Sun 02-Feb-14 20:19:40

Book: What a Carve Up! by Jonathan Coe

Film: (really difficult to choose) Howl's Moving Castle

Album: Rid of me by PJ Harvey

bringonyourwreckingball Sun 02-Feb-14 20:22:47

Book: Anne of green gables
Film: when Harry met Sally
Album: Bruce Springsteen darkness on the edge of town

Book - Wool by Hugh Howey

Film - The Goonies

Album - The Lumineers one, can't remember what it's called blush

Ooh thank you! The list is being added to! !

and Springsteen I can always get on board with bringon grin

pinkcheese Mon 03-Feb-14 09:08:59

Book : Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
Film : High Society
Album : Happiness is the Road - Marillion

MrsHowardRoark Mon 03-Feb-14 09:10:04

Book - Brideshead Revisited

Film - Withnail and I

Album - Gracelands - Paul Simon

kawaii Mon 03-Feb-14 09:16:31

Book - Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels

Film - Être et Avoir

Album - Separate Ways by Teddy Thompson

musicmaiden Mon 03-Feb-14 19:06:48

Book: The Wind-up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
Film: The Princess Bride
Album: Asleep in the Back by Elbow - and Happiness is The Road is a great choice pinkcheese!

Film - Shutter Island or Filth
Album - AM by Arctic Monkeys

Tried to give you new stuff but some of the above are classics obviously.

<started OU last year so no reading for pleasure recently, hence no book.>

LeBearPolar Mon 03-Feb-14 19:11:22

Book: A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini
Film: Amadeus
Album: Amy McDonald - This is the Life

Slimelight Mon 03-Feb-14 19:21:23

Wow this is hard!

Book: Persuasion by Jane Austen. Or Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut if you're irritated by anything pre-20thC. Or Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood if you're irritated by weirdy post-modern stuff.

Film: My choices are completely un-cultured I'm afraid. Breakfast at Tiffany's or Star Wars. Probably the former.

Music: This is the hardest! I really can't choose! Stone Roses. Or Both sides now by Joni Mitchell.

Or if by music you mean more generally (so live music too)... go to the opera, even just once. And start with the usuals - La Traviata or Madame Butterfly.

eyebrowsfurrowed Mon 03-Feb-14 19:36:21

Book: 'The Grapes of Wrath' - John Steinbeck (thanks to recommendations here in MN)

Film: I don't really have a favourite but of the films I've seen in the last few years 'The Place Beyond the Pines' was stunning

Music: 'When it Falls' by Zero 7 (released in 2004 and there hasn't been a week gone by I haven't listened to it)

pressingbuttons Mon 03-Feb-14 20:34:21

Books- Tara Kane by George Markstein - a great read around an unusual topic - the gold rush in Alaska - sounds boring as batshit but oh so not!

Film -Crash - explores all the different layers of racism - interweaving it throughout the story awesome movie.

Album - 'Magnolia' soundtrack by Aimee Mann - I never never get bored of hearing this album and Aimee's music and lyrics.

Book: Whatever Love Means by David Baddiel. Or Good Omens by Terry Pratchett's and Neil Gaiman.

Film: Hmm, this one is harder! Dazed and Confused - lighthearted 70s nostalgia trip. Or Dead Man's Shoes - incredibly violent and sad and sort of satisfying. Or the recent documentary Sound City - Reel to Real. That was pretty cool.

Album: Grace by Jeff Buckley.

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