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Saturday, January 25, 2003:

TamTam Book’s Top Choices from 2002 (In no special order & may not have even been released in 2002): These are the works of art that served as food for me in 2002

1 "Contempt" by Jean-Luc Godard (Criterion DVD)
2 "Il clan dei siciliani " [The Sicilian Clan] (Ennio Morricone CD)
3 "Paris Hollywood: Writings on Film" by Peter Wollen (Verso Books)
4 "We Love Life" by Pulp (Island CD)
5 "Cléo from 5 to 7" by Agnes Varda (Criterion DVD)
6 "Expresso Bongo" by Val Guest with Cliff Richard & Laurence Harvey –but only for the first 45 minutes which is astounding. (Kino Video DVD)
7 "Iceland" by Jim Krusoe (Dalkey Archive Books)
8 "Bob le Flambeur by Jean-Pierre Melville (Criterion DVD)
9 "Lil’ Beethoven" by Sparks (Lil’ Beethoven Records)
10 The entire Thelonious Monk catalogue (Everything he did was brilliant – and what he didn’t do…was brilliant too.
11 "Platform’ by Michel Houellebecq
12. "possibles et impossibles" by Boris Vian (Universal Mercury CD)
13. "Best of Bowie (DVD)
14. Yasuzo Masumura’s "Afraid to Die," "Giants and Toys," "Manji," and "Blind Beast" (Fantoma DVD)
15. "The Prone Gunman," and "3 to Kill" by Jean-Patrick Manchette (City Light Books)
16. "How to be a Complete Dandy" by Stephen Robins (Prion Books)

Tosh // 5:44 PM

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