Amelie (velvetphile) wrote in govvies,

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required govie reading

went a visiting to philly this weekend to see some fabulous govies. during an amazing conversation that max, rachel, elody, stacy and i were having, we decided to compile a list of books and movies that changed our lives and that all govies must read and/or watch.
so here it is, i thought you guys might be interested. feel free to give me some more recommendations to add to the list although its quite long already, the books on the list that were my recommendation were: anne rice, allan gurganus: plays well with others, niall williams: four letters of love, and michael moore and all the movies are my reccomendations as well.
so go to it guys.
this is pretty long so its behind the cut


Allan Gurganus:
Plays Well With Others

Niall Williams
Four Letters of Love

Kurt Vonnegut:
Welcome to the Monkey House
Breakfast of Champions
Cat's Cradle
Slaughterhouse 5

Joseph Heller:
Catch 22

Jerry Spinelli
Maniac Magee

Ellen Raskin
The Westing Game

Richard Russo
The Whore's Child
Empire Falls

Robert Pinsky
January Rain

Edward Albee
The American Dream
Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf?

Ayn Rand
Atlas Shrugged

Michael Chricton
The Adromeda Stain

Jonathan Safran Foer
Everything is Illuminated

Daniel Quinn
Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit

Eugene Lonesco
The Bald Soprano

Dave Eggers
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
You Shall Know Our Velocity!

C.D. Payne
Youth in Revolt: The Journals of Nick Twisp

M.T. Anderson

Ian McEwan

Jane Roberts
Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul

Michael Moore
Dude, Wheres My Country?
Stupid White Men

Anne Rice
The Witching Hour
Servant of the Bones


Velvet Goldmine: directed by Todd Haynes
Punch Drunk Love: directed by P.T. Anderson
Adaptation: directed by Spike Jonze; written by Charlie Kauffman
Equillibrium: directed by Kurt Wimmer
Boondock Saints: written and directed by Troy Duffy
Hedwig and the Angry Inch: directed by John Cameron Mitchell
The Princess and the Warrior: directed by Tom Tykwer
Run Lola Run: directed by Tom Tykwer
Amelie: directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Frida: directed by Julie Taymor
Bowling for Columbine: written and directed by Michael Moore

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