"A commonplace book is what a provident poet cannot subsist without, for this proverbial reason, that “great wits have short memories:” and whereas, on the other hand, poets, being liars by profession, ought to have good memories; to reconcile these, a book of this sort, is in the nature of a supplemental memory, or a record of what occurs remarkable in every day’s reading or conversation." - Jonathan Swift, "A Letter of Advice to a Young Poet"

Films I've watched


The Past (2013)
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (TV)


Catching Fire
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Downton Abbey, season III
Blue Jasmine
After Earth
From up on Poppy Hill
Like Someone in Love
Monsters University
Frances Ha
Steel Magnolias
The Great Gatsby (Luhrman, 2013)
People Will Talk
Spies of Warsaw (TV)
The Sapphires (rewatch)
Jacquot de Nantes
Lolita (1997, rewatch)
Trois couleurs: rouge
Trois couleurs: blanc 
Lolita (1997)
Lolita (1962)
My Blueberry Nights (rererewatch)
Oscar Nominated Shorts: Animation (2012)
Memento (rewatch)
East of Eden (1955)
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Angel (2007)
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)
Persuasion (2007)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Bend it Like Beckham (2002)
Hitchcock (2012)


Doctor Who, season VII (2012)
The Hour, season II (2012)
Seabiscuit (2003)
The Painted Veil (2006)
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
The Sapphires (2012)
Amour (2012)
Ruby Sparks (2012)
Goodbye Lenin! (2003)
La Gloire de mon père (1990)
Bertie & Elizabeth (2002)
Anna Karenina (Wright, 2012)
Intouchables (Nakache, Toledano, 2011)
The Amazing Spiderman (2012)
Pirates of the Carribean: At World's End (2007)
Les Adieus à la reine (Jacquot, 2012)
Il gattopardo (Visconti, 1963) 
Wives and Daughters (1999) 
Me and Orson Welles (Linklater, 2008)
Arabesque (Donen, 1966)
Brave (Andrews, Chapman, Purcell, 2012)
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (Scafaria, 2012)
North & South (2004)
Une vie de chat (Felicioli, Gagnol, 2010)
The Iron Lady (Lloyd, 2011)
First Position (Kargman, 2011)
Page Eight (Hare, 2011)
Wild Target (Lynn, 2010) 
The Forsyte Saga (Menaul, Moore, 2002)
Hugo (Scorsese, 2011)
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Madden, 2011)
Damsels in Distress (Stillman, 2012)
The Hunger Games (Ross, 2012, re-watch)
Fish Tank (Arnold, 2009)
LOTR: TTT (Jackson, 2002, re-re-re-re-re-....watch)
Mirror, Mirror (Singh, 2012)
Cinema Paradiso (Tornatore, 1988, director's cut)
The Hunger Games (Ross, 2012)
The Magic of Fellini (Piccini, 2002)
The Big Sleep (Hawkes, 1945 pre-release print)
La doublure (Véber, 2006)
Winter's Bone (Granik, 2010)
Red Riding Hood (Hardwicke, 2011)
Pina (Wenders, 2011)
Mansfield Park (Rozema, 1999)
A Dangerous Method (Cronenberg, 2011)
Sense and Sensibility (Lee, 1995)
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (Helander, 2010)
How to Steal a Million (Wyler, 1966)
I Capture the Castle (Fywell, 2003)
Mansfield Park (MacDonald, 2007)