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Books and films that have (possibly) changed my life

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Surely You're Joking Mr Feynman: Adventures of a Curious Character as Told to Ralph Leighton
Surely You're Joking Mr Feynman: Adventures of a Curious Character as Told to Ralph Leighton
"I actually fell in love with this guy.  And he died when I was six!"
What Do You Care What Other People Think?: Further Adventures of a Curious Character
What Do You Care What Other People Think?: Further Adventures of a Curious Character
"More brilliant anecdotes from a brilliant mind"
The Solitaire Mystery
The Solitaire Mystery
"This book, perhaps more than any other, truly changed my life when, at the age of eleven, I first dreamed of becoming a philosopher..."
Sophie's World: A Novel About the History of Philosophy
Sophie's World: A Novel About the History of Philosophy
"By the same author, a fantastic introduction to philosophy (if you can put up with the American translation and the slight mismatch of target ages of plot and philosophical content...)"
Velvet Goldmine [DVD] [1998]
Velvet Goldmine [DVD] [1998]
"Just amazing."
Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2
Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2
"Wouldn't you just DIE without Mahler?! - Two epic symphonies."
The Annotated Lolita
The Annotated Lolita
"Would that life really did imitate art..."
The Odes (Loeb Classical Library)
The Odes (Loeb Classical Library)
"There is so much to the Epistles, which I would never have discovered without the help of the best tutor ever.  But they're still well worth grappling with..."
Elgar/Payne - The Sketches for Symphony No. 3
Elgar/Payne - The Sketches for Symphony No. 3
"Even though Elgar may not have approved of all of Payne's elaborations, nevertheless an impressive feat and an awe-inspiring work."
Velvet Goldmine
Velvet Goldmine
"Fantastic music for a fantastic film"
In Search Of Schrodinger's Cat: Updated Edition
In Search Of Schrodinger's Cat: Updated Edition
"Possibly the first physics book I read after my life-long (albeit lighthearted) 'obsession' with the subject"