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Nemo Nox
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Lives in Baltimore, MD


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Revenge is a very frequent theme in martial arts movies (not coincidentally it’s also a popular theme in westerns, a genre that both influenced and was influenced by Asian sword flicks), and …
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“Man who catch fly with chopstick accomplish anything.”
Miyamoto Musashi is the most famous swordsman in Japanese history. He was born in the 16th century and died a sexagenary in the 17th century. He fought and won more than 60 duels. He created his ow…
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More from the "House of Dancing Shadows".
The inn is an important place and a good fight location in many wuxia films, from old classics like Come Drink with Me to more recent and restyled pieces like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. And so…
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I started a new little blog to talk about martial arts movies. The first post is about "Come Drink With Me" (1966), by King Hu.
If you’ve never seen a wuxia film, Come Drink With Me (Da zui xia, Hong Kong, 1966), directed by King Hu (using the name King Chuan), is a great introduction to the genre. It’s a classi…
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Nomadic creature usually found in large and densely populated urban areas of the Western hemisphere. Loves movies, books, photography, jazz and blues, fine arts, graphic novels, television, opera, videogames, sushi, earl grey, red wine, chocolate, jack daniel's, skepticism, intelligent conversation, creative idleness, dry humor, and the internets.

Favorite authors
Isaac Asimov, Paul Auster, Jorge Luis Borges, Ray Bradbury, Charles Bukowski, Italo Calvino, Lewis Carroll, Miguel de Cervantes, Raymond Chandler, Joseph Conrad, Julio Cortazar, Philip Dick, Fyodor Dostoievsky, Conan Doyle, Alexander Dumas, Umberto Eco, William Gibson, Dashiell Hammett, Robert Heinlein, Patricia Highsmith, Franz Kafka, H.P. Lovecraft, Machado de Assis, G.R.R. Martin, Herman Melville, Henry Miller, Arturo Perez-Reverte, Edgar Allan Poe, Carl Sagan, J.D. Salinger, Georges Simenon, William Somerset Maugham, R.L. Stevenson, J.R.R. Tolkien, Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, Oscar Wilde, H.G. Wells, Manuel Bandeira, Charles Baudelaire, Fernando Pessoa, Walt Whitman.

Favorite music
Keith Jarrett, John Coltrane, Chet Baker, Dexter Gordon, Dave Brubeck, McCoy Tyner, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Coleman Hawkins, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Wynton Marsalis, Ahmad Jamal, Lynne Arriale, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Rolling Stones, Beatles, Clash, Doors, Pink Floyd, Ramones, Velvet Underground, Blondie, David Bowie, Eurythmics, Joe Cocker, Tom Waits, Kraftwerk, Prince, Talking Heads, Offspring, Cake, Bach, Bartok, Beethoven, Berlioz, Chopin, Dukas, Dvorak, Falla, Holst, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Mussorgsky, Orff, Paganini, Ravel, Satie, Scarlatti, Stravinsky, Vivaldi, Ysaye, Michael Nyman, Philip Glass, Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Rick Wakeman, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Howling Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, Sonny Boy Williamson.

Favorite movies
La Regle du Jeu (Jean Renoir, 1939), Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941), Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942), Laura (Otto Preminger, 1944), Les Enfants du Paradis (Marcel Carné, 1945), All About Eve (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1950), Sunset Boulevard (Billy Wilder, 1950), Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954), On the Waterfront (Elia Kazan, 1954), La Dolce Vita (Federico Fellini, 1960), Z (Costa-Gavras, 1969), The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972), Le Magnifique (Philippe de Broca, 1973), Young Frankenstein (Mel Brooks, 1974), The Man Who Would Be King (John Huston, 1975), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Milos Forman, 1975), All That Jazz (Bob Fosse, 1979), Life of Brian (Terry Jones, 1979), Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg, 1981), Body Heat (Lawrence Kasdan, 1981), S.O.B. (Blake Edwards, 1981), Blade Runner (Ridley Scott, 1982), Storia di Ordinaria Follia (Marco Ferreri, 1982), Conan the Barbarian (John Milius, 1982), The Terminator (James Cameron, 1984), Body Double (Brian De Palma, 1984), After Hours (Martin Scorsese, 1985), House of Games (David Mamet, 1987), Mujeres al Borde de un Ataque de Nervios (Pedro Almodóvar, 1988), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Tom Stoppard, 1990), Misery (Rob Reiner, 1990), Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme, 1991), Delicatessen (Marc Caro & Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 1991), Reservoir Dogs (Quentin Tarantino, 1992), The Usual Suspects (Bryan Singer, 1995), Twelve Monkeys (Terry Gilliam, 1995), Fargo (Joel Coen, 1996), The Matrix (Andy Wachowski & Larry Wachowski, 1999), Being John Malkovich (Spike Jonze, 1999), Memento (Christopher Nolan, 2000), The Lord of the Rings (Peter Jackson, 2001/2003), The Ring (Gore Verbinski, 2002), Basic (John McTiernan, 2003), Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003), The Dreamers (Bernardo Bertolucci, 2003), Crash (Paul Haggis, 2004), House of Flying Daggers (Zhang Yimou, 2004), Sideways (Alexander Payne, 2004), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004), Match Point (Woody Allen, 2005), A History of Violence (David Cronenberg, 2005), La Moustache (Emmanuel Carrère, 2005), The Lives of Others (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2006), The Man from Earth (Richard Schenkman, 2007), Synecdoche, New York (Charlie Kaufman, 2008).

Favorite painters
Hopper, Turner, Magritte, Bosch, Picasso, Miró, Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Botticelli, Dalí, Vermeer, Canaletto, Velazquez, Klimt, El Greco.

Favorite photographers
Edward Weston, Imogen Cunningham, Herbert List, Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Elliott Erwitt, Ernst Haas, Diane Arbus, Helmut Newton, Joel-Peter Witkin.

Favorite TV shows
Game of Thrones, The Wire, House, Dexter, Fringe, Twin Peaks, Star Trek, Stargate, Firefly, NYPD Blue, L.A. Law, The ShieldTreme, The Twilight Zone, The Simpsons, Futurama, South Park, Allo Allo, Blackadder, Fawlty Towers, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Monty Python's Flying Circus.

Favorite graphic narrative
Preacher, Transmetropolitan, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Watchmen, Hellboy, Corto Maltese, Tintin, Asterix, Usagi Yojimbo, Groo the Wanderer, Calvin and Hobbes, Pearls Before Swine.

Favorite food
Japanese, French, Spanish, Mexican, Italian, Brazilian, Portuguese.
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Baltimore, MD
Washington, DC - Miami Beach, FL - Madrid, Spain - Lisbon, Portugal - London, Great Britain - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Porto Alegre, Brazil - several smaller places
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  • International Youth Foundation
    Director of User Experience, present
  • Case Foundation
  • Revolution Health
  • Just-a-Click
  • AXN / Sony
  • BOL / UOL
  • Ogilvy & Mather
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