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The Grand Budapest Hotel

•→A Beginner’s Guide to Wes Anderson Movies⇐


It takes more than a trailer to explain Wes Anderson’s «The Grand Budapest Hotel.» →Fox Searchlight← releases a full, indepth featurette to help out.

A young woman walks into a cemetery in […]

American First Nations


¤ →Oral tradition – storytelling⇐

Θ A collection of Native American folktales and traditional stories: indexed tribe by tribe to make them easier to locate ↓


Θ Links to several stories of Native American Indian Lore from several Tribes across Turtle Island ↓

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A m e r i c a


British English ↔ American English↔

Hello! – Hullo!

♦ John Green kicks off Crash Course US History ↓

⇓ Michael Moore‘s Black History

· · · A […]

Andy Warhol

¤ Synopsis of biography below . . .

Born Andrew Warhola on August 6, 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Andy Warhol’s parents were Slovakian immigrants, living in one of Pittsburgh’s Eastern European ethnic enclaves.

At the age of 8, Warhol contracted Chorea—also known as St. Vitus’s Dance—a rare and sometimes fatal […]

Edward Hopper

[1882 – 1967]

Critics tend to note that Edward Hopper’s painting House by the Railroad and Edward Hirsch’s poem “Edward Hopper and the House by the Railroad” (1925) offer two views of a particular time and place in American history: the tail end of […]

Lenny Bruce [1925-1966]

◊ Kids sniffing airplane glue ⇓

There were kids eight or nine years old, they were sniffing aeroplane glue, to get high on. These kids are responsible for turning musicians onto a lot of things they never knew about actually. So, I had a fantasy, how it happened. Kid is […]

Ron Fricke

Pioneering filmmakers that have expanded the image vocabulary of documentaries, Mark Magidson and Ron Fricke join BYOD to discuss Chronos, Baraka, and their new creation, Samsara. Discussing the difficulties of capturing stunning images in remote locations, and the signature filming techniques that have blown millions of minds, Ron and Mark key us into […]

Coen Bros

Welcome four-time Oscar-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen for a rare, career-spanning discussion of their work, moderated by Noah Baumbach.

¤ ⇒F I L M O G R A P H Y ⇔⇐

∞ Joel & Ethan Coen are an American treasure. They have the uncanny […]

Kevin Smith

‾ Born and raised in New Jersey and very proud of it; this fact can be seen in all of his movies. His first movie, Clerks. (1994), was filmed in the convenience store in which Smith worked. He was only allowed to shoot at night after the store closed. This movie won the highest award […]

Jim Jarmusch

♦ ◊ ♦ Down By Law ↓ (1986)

It all happens in New Orleans. DJ Zack and pimp Jack are sent to prison for being too laid-back to avoid being framed for crimes they didn’t commit. They end up sharing a cell with eccentric Italian optimist Roberto, whose limited command of the […]

‘Smoke’ + ‘Blue in the Face’

◊ «Smoke» ↓ Wayne Wang + Paul Auster 1995

Read SCRIPT…→←


♦ ◊ ‘Blue in the Face‘, a sequel to ‘Smoke‘ ↓ highlights

Auggie (Harvey Keitel) runs a tobacconist’s in Brooklyn, while Jim Jarmusch comes […]

Do the Right Thing [Spike Lee, 1989]

→ Spike Lee Movie Scripts ←

Director Spike Lee dives head-first into a maelstrom of racial and social ills, using as his springboard the hottest day of the year on one block in Brooklyn, NY.

Three businesses dominate the block: a storefront radio station, where a […]

The Visitor [T. McCarthy, 2008]

The Visitor is a 2008 American drama film written and directed by Thomas McCarthy and produced by Michael London and Mary Jane Skalski. Executive producers were Jeff Skoll and Omar Amanat. The screenplay focuses on a lonely man in late middle age whose life changes when he is caught up in the plight […]

Sam Peckinpah


↑ Badass Digest ↓

¤ The Ballad of Cable Hogue ⇓ [Starring Jason Robards & Stella Stevens _ 1970]

The film is a charming and surprising comedy/love story built loosely around the biblical story of Job. It constantly defies the expectations of […]

The Shining [S Kubrick]

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future. Based on Stephen King‘s work of the same title

The Twins… ↓ «Come Play With Us…» [Stanley Kubrick, […]

David Lynch


1. Eraserhead (song: In heaven) 2. The elephant man (song: Recapitulation) 3. Dune (song: Toto – Main title) 4. Blue velvet (song: Bobby Vinton – Blue velvet) 5. Twin peaks (song: Julee Cruise – Falling) 6. Wild at heart (song: Nicholas Cage – Love me tender) 7. Fire walk with me (song: […]

William S. Burroughs

1914 – 1997 «Death smells… I mean death has a special smell; over and above the smell of cyanide, cordite, blood, carrion or burned flesh. It is a gray smell: stops the heart and cuts off the breath. The smell of empty bodies, the smell of field hospitals and gangrene…» [The Private Asshole] «I […]

Charles Bukowski

1920 – 1994

American prolific poet, short story writer and novelist; author of ‘Notes of a Dirty Old Man’, ‘Love Is a Dog from Hell’, and the autobiographical novels, ‘Women’, ‘Hollywood’, and ‘Post Office’.

Generally speaking, you’re free till you’re about four years old. And then… five around, since you […]

Kurt Vonnegut . . .

∇ Slaughterhouse Five⇐

Slaughterhouse-Five is an account of Billy Pilgrim’s capture and incarceration by the Germans during the last years of World War II, and scattered throughout the narrative are episodes from Billy’s life both before and after the war, and from his travels to the planet Tralfamadore. Billy […]

Paul Bowles

[1910 – 1999] – •→ Paul Bowles was born in Queens, New York, in 1910. He began his travels as a teenager, setting off for Paris, telling no one of his plans. In 1930 he visited Morocco for the first time, with Aaron Copland, with whom he was studying music. His early reputation was as […]