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book, films and music by alexander schulz

Here we go, no time to rest – the next recommendations come from my friend Alexander Schulz (and here), just in time for Christmas, in case you need some inspiration for gifts.

BOOK

Two Lives, Vikram Seth
A Son Of The Circus, John Irving
Das Siebte Kreuz, Anna Seghers
Das große Heft, Ágotha Kristóf

FILM

The Fall [DVD], Tarsem Singh, 2006:
extravagant, exotic, poetic with a big touch of theatre. one of the movies a stage designer like me has to like and adore!
A Streetcar Named Desire [1951] [DVD], Elia Kazan, 1947:
A classic one, of course, but still very modern, like the adaptation “Blue Jasmin”, from Woody Allen.
Moonrise Kingdom [DVD] [2012], Wes Anderson, 2012:
A charming story and well designed about two little children on their way being independent.
What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? (1962), Robert Aldrich, 1962:
For me the best performance ever of an actress. Bette Davis is simply amazing.
Last Circus [DVD] [2011] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC], Álex de la Iglesia, 2010:
This movie is kind of experimental playing with the repression of politics and police in Franco-time .
It is a grotesque, violent movie with black humor and a touching love affair. The movie reminds me bit of Fellini´s “La Strada”.

MUSIC
my taste of music is not very specific, depends on my mood, always open to everything, but here are some of my all-time favorites:

John Miles, Music
Adele, Hometown Glory
Anthony and The Johnsons, Cripple And Starfish
Luz Casal, Piensa en mi (Luz Casal)
Stereo Total, Beautycase

Antony & The Johnsons “Cripple & The Starfish” from Claire Carre on Vimeo.


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Alexander

books, movies and music are always inspiring to my work. colors, rhythms and and the emotional way of telling stories have influenced me in many ways. 

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1 comment on “book, films and music by alexander schulz

  1. a Streetcar named Desire, very good film!

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