Ramoncin t1_je52907 wrote

Tarantino openly admitted "City on fire" was an inspiration for "Reservoir Dogs", but they are very different films. Tarantino could have mentioned pretty much any other heist-gone-wrong movie out there. When I first saw "Reservoir Dogs" in the 1990s I thought of it as his take on Kubrick's "The Killing".


Ramoncin t1_jac9axj wrote

Two lesser known ones:

The Loved Dead: A confession from a sexual deviant, who feels his capture is inminent. He recaps the origins of his obsession with the dead as well as the consequences it had on his life.

This one is a rarity because Lovecraft showed little interest for sensuality in his writing. I'm also told it caused quite the controversy when it was published in Weird Tales.

The mound: The complete version of this one didn't appear until 1989, and it could be considered a short novel on its own right. Apparently Lovecraft was hired as a ghostwriter with the instructions to write about a mound in the west haunted by a headless ghost. Lovecraft used this only a bookend, making the mound the entrance to a subterranean civilization. It's little known, but it's likely my favorite Lovecraft story.


Ramoncin t1_j9ylpqj wrote

It's far more demanding that anything Stephen King ever wrote. Cormac McCarthy doesn't feel the urge to be entertaining other writers do. However it is a rewarding book. Just not in the way you imagine at this point.


Ramoncin t1_j9xy7u9 wrote

We're hardcoded to enjoy eating stuff with too much sugar, salt and fat because thousands of years ago those foods were not that common and our body requires them.

Now they are way too common, but our bodies still crave them.


Ramoncin t1_j6jd37p wrote

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We unveil the villain in the next Star wars film!


Ramoncin t1_j67yps7 wrote

For me, it's a symptom of his obsessive behaviour. You can also see him trying to find meaning in the shallowest of things -comercial pop music- as a vindication of himself. Be defending shallow music he was implying there is more to him beneath his looks and attitude, which are also pretty shallow.

Of course, the music he defends so passionately HAS artistic value. Just not in the ways he thinks it does.