Ivan

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Industry Chemicals
Occupation Journalist
Location NYC, Ivanlandia
Introduction As of Spring 2012: Visit LERNER INTERNATIONAL for "the words": reviews, essays, criticisms, commentary and the like - 99% of which will be focused on film, movies, picture shows and the flicks. More often than not, continuing explorations of The Cinema of Weirdness. More TK... Meanwhile, Visit The United Provinces of Ivanlandia for "the pix."
Interests Maximize sensory input, frolic helplessly, and the rest of the Eight-Fold Path, Cthulhu's eventual victory, the military-industrial complex, underground economy, comic books, movies, chillin' maaaaaaaaaaaaan
Favorite Movies 2001, Taking of Pelham 1-2-3, Citizen Kane, Starship Troopers, Dr. Strangelove, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Incredibles, The Devil & Daniel Webster, Magnum Force, Le Courbeau, Casablanca, Cool Hand Luke, Death Race 2000, Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens, Beneath the Planet of the Apes, The Baby, Seconds, The Swimmer, Point Blank, Team America: World Police, Attack of the Crab Monsters, Duck Soup, The President's Analyst, The Parallax View, Bedazzled (1967), Z, John Carpenter's The Thing, Slap Shot, The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T, Fresh, Funny Games, King Kong (1933), Sanjuro, Singin' in the Rain, The Wire, Cross of Iron, Wizard of Oz, Wonder Showzen, Cannibal Holocaust, Harvie Krumpet, Venture Bros., Ken Russell's The Devils, Tribulation 99, Practically anything by Roger Corman, John Frankenheimer, Stanley Kubrick or John Milius
Favorite Music Soundtracks, mash-ups, Foetus, Shellac, Heroine Shieks, Butthole Surfers, Tom Waits, Merle Haggard, Warren Zevon, Bernard Herrmann, Jerry Goldsmith, Lalo Schifrin, Holst, Cop Shoot Cop, Unsane, Jesus Lizard, Killdozer, Geto Boys, Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper, Big Black, Sun Ra's Batman music, My Bloody Valentine, Pussy Galore, JSBX, The Dirtbombs, Melvins, Slim Harpo, Walking Seeds, Johnny Cash, Ted Nugent, theremins, Peter & the Wolf, Sabre Dance, Female Hercules, Jimmy Webb
Favorite Books Lots and lots of nonfiction on a variety of social, historical, economic and scientific topics, Autumn Angels, Zeroville, Such Men Are Dangerous, Huckleberry Finn, 1984, Random Acts of Senseless Violence, The Stars My Destination, A Scanner Darkly, The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch, Palahniuk's Survivor, The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, American Tabloid, White Jazz, Particle-Beam Maintenance Vol. 3, and lots more, especially by Donald E. Westlake (RIP), Gustav Hasford, Rudy Rucker, J.G. Ballard, Colin Wilson, Mary Gaitskill, Iain Banks, Irvine Welsh, Christopher Buckley