Bicycle Thief. This is really the most important film you'll ever see and it happens to be Italian
8 1/2 by Fellini. Just watch it. This film is almost a musical, certainly choreographed, even though because of the way Italian films were made, the dialog doesn't match the characters' lips. And yet characters dance perfectly to the classical selections. If that doesn't make sense, good. If you dig his style, go to I Remember or La Dolce Vita.
Salo or the 120 Days of Sodom (or if you're squeamish, Gospel According to Matthew which is much less gruesome) by Pasolini. Yeah yeah you can dismiss this as a "shock" film or whatever
L'avventura, L'eclisse, La Notte by Antonioni. Pick one, if you like it you will end up watching all three. Get ready for a film that tells a story purely with images and only sparse dialog.
Germany Year Zero or Rome, Open City by Roberto Rosselini
Really fun picks that are less "important":
The Conformist by Bernardo Bertolucci
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion by Elio Petri
Congratulations you are officially Italian. Please grow rosemary, garlic, and pepperocini from the vines of your stone house your eight dads gave you
Too lazy to link all those guys, just search em
Please shout the words "pineapple hat boy" at me. That way, I will conclude one of two things:
you're cool and are granted Tanner seal of approval
you creep you recognize me from le phone book?
If you do not shout the words "PINEAPPLE HAT BOY PINEAPPLE BOY" at me, I will assume you don't really care about me since you haven't paid attention TO My Best Thing Ever! Take that, Mom and Dad!
Hello future employers! I am a highly profitable man. I have no weaknesses, faults, prejudices, or complaints. I am not depressed, I have no chronic health issues, and I don't use recreational drugs! Please hire me! I will work for very low pay and I will subject myself to unpleasant languages for you. Please, don't have a look around this website! This website is a hobbyist portfolio and nothing else! All of those art works aren't mine. I am incapable of vulnerability, except when it allows me to further my career and get my coworkers to trust me. I am a shell of a person and I need the authority and structure of a big job with a big boss like you (potentially?) to fill the void in myself.
I love one thing and one thing only: Authority! Actually, two things, I love
Criticism "Feedback"! Please give me lots and lots of Feedback(tm) and lots of meetings with HR so I know who the boss is in your company. Please destroy my identity further. :^)
Dear sirs, please Agile Work Place My Butt
Hey everyone look at my fancy desktop. Also
my life is over I'm in between lives.
I can't pretend to care as much about art and music as much as I used to. I have been putting everything I got into that for years and it has given me very little in return. I also find that I don't have the physical or emotional resources for certain friendships anymore. It's really sad and hard to do, but I don't think friendships are meant to be worth going out of the way for. Friendships should adapt to your life, you shouldn't change your life to accomodate friendships.
Of course I still enjoy making art and making music. I always have. The difference with my life now is, I don't identify as an artist so desperately anymore. I don't have to consistently "prove" to the world that that's what I am. I know that's what I am, I don't have to strive to exist in that light, in that context anymore. It's a tempting but ultimately hopeless thing to aspire to be as a young adult. A number of factors have made me "unsuccessful" at this, especially the vague parameters of what "successful" is. Does anyone want to see my Bandcamp stats? I'll show you.