#1
Okay....I havnt seen one of these thread in awhile, and as christmas is coming up I need some ideas for both me and presents for others.

I am a huge fan of Chuck Palahnuik and have all his books, so no chuck suggestions, although any good authors/books of a similar genre would be great. I have also already read most of the usual suggestions of 1984, brave new world, do androids dream of electric sheep, catcher in the rye, man in the high castle, trainspotting and animal farm, is there any other real good classics that I havnt heard of/thought? And while we are at it, what about decent kind of films, im more in to the dark indie-esque films, trainspotting, requim for a dream, fightclub, where the buffalo roam, fear and loathing in las vegas etc.
#2
Book: On the Road by Kerouac?

Film: If you're into foreign films, I just saw an absolutely fantastic movie that seems to fit in with your 'style' All About Lily Chou-Chou is the title.

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#4
Books: House of Leaves by Danielewski, scariest most amazing book i've ever read.
The Beach by Garland, don't see the shitty movie version.

Movies: Pi; Waking Life; Se7en; Primer
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#5
Phillip pullmans dark materials.. its an obvious answer but they are awesome!

and also Lord of the Flies is a mint book... if u get into it and understand it..
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#6
Books

Post Office - Charles Bukowski
A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
The Stranger/The Outsider - Albert Camus
Slaughterhouse 5- Kurt Vonnegut

Films
Being John Malkovich

EDIT: also, you'll probably like a lot of David Lynch films: Eraserhead, Mulholland Drive, Blue Velvet etc.
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Another film: The Machinist
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Books

Post Office - Charles Bukowski
A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
The Stranger/The Outsider - Albert Camus
Slaughterhouse 5- Kurt Vonnegut

Films
Being John Malkovich

EDIT: also, you'll probably like a lot of David Lynch films: Eraserhead, Mulholland Drive, Blue Velvet etc.


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Book: On the Road by Kerouac?



I've got that, still need to start it, it looks brilliant. I remember Russel Brand doing a great documentary on that book - so good it makes up for that Radio 2 clusterfuck.

TS, try American Psycho by Brett Easton Ellis.
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I've got that, still need to start it, it looks brilliant. I remember Russel Brand doing a great documentary on that book - so good it makes up for that Radio 2 clusterfuck.

TS, try American Psycho by Brett Easton Ellis.

Trust me, you won't be disappointed with Kerouac... EVER.

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#11
Thanks for all the great suggestions so far, half of the books I've meant to look in to and forgot all about them, so its all good.

And it seems like its just me...but I couldnt get in to On The Road....I really tried but couldnt get in to it, this was a good 3/4 years ago though, so I should probably try again.
#12
For films try anything by Charlie Kaufman, I love him, I think Being John Malkovich was already mentioned.

If you don't mind subtitles (or if you speak french) C.R.A.Z.Y., L'Audition or The Red Violin (which is partly in english), I've watched both in french class and they were amazing, pretty much every french movie I've seen has been great, it's weird, cause I hate the language.

Magnolia and Pi are also good movies that's I've recently re-watched, I'm kind of a movie freak, I watch a couple every night...

And if you like car chase movies Gone in Sixty seconds (the original) and Vanishing Point are good, I don't really like action movies but I love both of these even though they both contain hour long (literally) car chases.
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#14
Films: Lantana, American History X, Shallow Grave, The Royal Tenenbaums, Collateral, Burn After Reading, Zodiac, Lucky Number Slevin, Natural Born Killers, The Usual Suspects

Those are a whole host of genres, but they're all fairly dark and odd.
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#15
Films: 8 1/2 (although it is Italian and black and white), Eraserhead, Naked Lunch, The Conformist (again, Italian though in color), Videodrome

A book you should check out is Naked Lunch (the novel). I would get it from the library if you can because it is a love it or hate it book. But if you love it, it will complete change the way you look at literature.
#16
Dark indie films?

David Lynch - Mulholland Drive, Eraserhead, Blue Velvet etc...
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#17
Is their any other dar/twisted films that im missing out on that arnt neccesarily indie? Im also quite interested in 'Drug films', trainspotting, fear and loathing, where the buffalo roam, requim for a dream-all drug related films and all some of my favourite films.