2010年5月24日 星期一

Books, films and soundtracks

I’m not sure whether I’m entitled to call myself a book lover, but I do enjoy reading very much. I keep lots of books at home, ranging from Japanese comics to HKCEE Mathematics past paper. You may wonder why I keep Mathematics past paper at home. Well, it’s all for work – haven’t I told you that I’m an experienced Maths tutor? I’ve taught this subject for over ten years!


Now back to books. Here’s a list of authors whom I admire. Let’s see if we have similar taste:


o    George Orwell (His Nineteen Eighty-Four is a must-read!)


o    W. Somerset Maugham (His short stories are terrific!)


o    Tim Harford (author of The Logic of Life and The Undercover Economist)


o    董橋 (How I love his 英華沉浮錄!)


o    蔡東豪 (He’s such a handsome guy! I was so sorry to learn that he’s already married with a kid …)


o    亦舒 (She has published near 300 books, mostly love stories with occasional sci-fi and detective stories.)


o    林行止 (Hey, I’m a top fan of the Hong Kong Economic Journal!)


o    喬志高 (He complied A New Dictionary of Idiomatic American English.)


In fact, the list is endless, so I’d better stop here, or I won’t have space for the other two topics …


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I became a film addict about ten years ago. I didn’t know what triggered my love for films – the two cinemas near the place I worked? Or the low ticket price (only HK$35) then? Anyway, I just love watching films!


I don’t have a book I particularly like (The books I read are all very good!), but I do have a favourite film: La Meglio Gioventù (aka The Best of Youth). It’s a six-hour film about an Italian family, and I watched it five times. It sounds crazy, but I felt so good watching it!


At first, I was only interested in the plot of a film. But a few years ago, I started paying attention to the soundtrack, and I fell in love with the music. My favourite one is Vier Minuten (aka Four Minutes, a German film about a musically-talented young woman). Both the music and the film are powerful. I also like listening to Korean drama soundtracks; the music is so soft and romantic!


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That’s all for it now. Through the books I read, the films I watch, and the music I listen to, I hope you would have a better understand of who I am. Thank you for your patience.


6 則留言:

  1. It is very interesting to read such introduction about yourself, expecially it is in English. 
    You are definitely a book addict, thank you for the book list that you've loved and I will look for the books and read them too, because I am too lazy in searching for good books for myself.
     
     
    [版主回覆05/29/2010 20:53:00]雲兒: I don't have much time to read books these days because of the extremely heavy workload. I prefer reading newspapers. The HKEJ has a new column called 獨眼新聞 which is very entertaining!

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  2. You are a cultured woman
    [版主回覆05/29/2010 20:55:00]Thank you for the compliment, Teacher . I wish I could have time to read more books. So many good books on the bookshelf waiting for me ...

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  3. I'm going to look for the DVD of Vier Minuten to see why you love it so much (actually I looked for it but failed ) ~~  
    [版主回覆05/29/2010 20:58:00]暖暖: I saw the DVD in HMV once. The marked price is $300 something, extremely expensive!
    The soundtrack of the film is really nice. You can buy one at bc in YMT.

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  4. Of the 3 English ones, I only read 1984, when I was 10th grade (comparable to Form IV here), in 1967.  I wrote my report defending the totalitarian gov't.  My English teacher didn't like that at all.
     
    By the way, what about Orwell's Animal Farm?
    [版主回覆05/30/2010 08:57:00]Of course I've read Animal Farm, such a classic! I'd love to re-read the two books because I've forgotten most of the details in them.
    You wrote a report defending the totalitarian gov't? May I know why?

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  5. ...because I was a rebelleous type who thought it was cool to take the contrarian view.
    [版主回覆06/05/2010 20:08:00]I was rebelleous too. I refused to read the Harry Potter series when our tutor insisted that we should all read it :p

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  6. 我也很喜歡閱讀, 但與你的名單不同。(相同的只有亦舒。現在才首次看董橋。一九八四也看了, 不過是skip來看的。反而<<美麗新世界>>全本看完--因為是讀書時的課外讀物) 你介紹的The Best of Youth, 我剛看了, 很好看。其實我們會追電視, 只要將之當做電視劇, 便不會覺得長。 你說想去歐洲旅行, 其實我剛去完回來, 是你post照片的布拉格呢! 因我回來後”五癆七傷”,在家休息時便開The Best of Youth來看。最初不明白M為何要如此做,但後來代入他的角度去想,竟也有點明白。我有時也像他那樣,將感情收起來,明明對家人/朋友有點內疚,卻又不去行動。 整套電影令我感到很溫馨,也有感動的地方,明白你為何看了五次。謝謝你的介紹! 我幾個月前在HMV買的, 有折(買兩套DVD有折扣的那種優惠)。
    [版主回覆06/05/2010 20:06:00]芝:《美麗新世界》我也有看,是大學時某科的指定讀本,不過感覺始終不及《1984》深刻。
    The Best of Youth 原本是意大利一齣迷你電視劇,之後才搬上大銀幕的,所以連OST也沒出
    每次在電影中看見M,總覺得心酸。今次芝提起,忽然想起富士康的亡魂......
    不客氣,喜歡便好

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