Best 50 movies of all time:

(Note that I haven't seen the Godfather Trilogy)

  1. The Empire Strikes Back

  2. A Beautiful Mind

  3. A New Hope

  4. The Manchurian Candidate

  5. Inception

  6. The Gift

  7. The Perfect Storm

  8. Big Fish

  9. Hugo

  10. Dancer in the Dark

  11. Interstellar

  12. The Dark Knight

  13. Fractured

  14. The Space Between Us

  15. Revenge of the Sith

  16. Minority Report

  17. Rogue One

  18. Head Full of Honey

  19. Selma

  20. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
  21. Jurassic Park
  22. Return of the Jedi

  23. A Quiet Place

  24. Candy Jar

  25. ​Secret

  26. Hacksaw Ridge

  27. Super 8

  28. Back to the Future 2

  29. Back to the Future 

  30. Attack of the Clones

  31. The Lost World

  32. Alien

  33. Saving Private Ryan

  34. The Kite Runner

  35. The Phantom Menace

  36. Knowing

  37. Jaws

  38. Prince Caspian
  39. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

  40. The Fifth Estate

  41. Children who Chase Lost Voices

  42. The Voyage of the Dawn Trader

  43. The Great Dictator

  44. Catch Me if Your Can

  45. 8 Minutes

  46. Amadeus

  47. Creed

  48. Peter Pan

  49. Treasure Planet

  50. Joker

 Favorite reads:

A Shakespeare fan

  1. 1984 (George Orwell)

  2. María (Jorge Isaacs)

  3. Behind Closed Doors (B.A. Paris)

  4.  Crónica de una muerte anunciada (Gabriel García Márquez)

  5. Titus Andronicus (Shakespeare)

  6. The President (El Señor Presidente, Miguel Ángel Asturias)

  7. Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare)

  8. The Magician's Nephew (C.S. Lewis)

  9. Flowers for Algernon (Daniel Keyes)

  10. Jinayá (Virgilio Rodríguez Macal)

  11. The Girl on the Train (Paula Hawkins)

  12. Study in Scaret (Arthur Conan Doyle)

  13. The Man who Counted (Malba Tahan)

  14. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (F. Scott Fitzgerlad)

  15. Purgatory (Danthe Alighieri)

  16. The Communist Manifesto (Karl Marx)

  17. Othello (Shakespeare)

  18. Letter from the Birmingham Jail (Martin Luther King Jr.)

  19. Hell (Dante Alighieri)

  20. The Little Prince (Antoine S. Exùpery)

  21. The Sign of Four (Arthur Conan Doyle)

  22. Around the World in Eighty Days (Jules Verne)

  23. The Silver Chair (C.S. Lewis)

  24. The Lost World (Michael Crichcton)

  25. The Woman in Cabin 10 (Ruth Ware)

 What I'm listening to:

   Coldplay

  1. The List - Moonchild

  2. The Other Side - Moonchild

  3. Let Me Down Slowly - Alec Benjamin

  4. Psycho - Muse

  5. Where You Lead - Carole King

  6. Storms in Africa - Enya

  7. Lovely - Billie Eilish, Khalid

  8. Uprising - Muse

  9. We Are Young - Fun

  10. Break My Heart - Dua Lipa

  11. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! - ABBA

  12. China Roses - Enya

  13. Broke - Sam Henshaw

  14. Before You Go - Lewis Capaldi

  15. My Immortal - Evanescence

  16. Haru no Hi - AImyon

  17. Only Time - Enya

  18. Everglow - Coldplay

  19. Trouble in Town - Coldplay

  20. It May Sound Strange - Spencer Sutherland

Some quotes I like:

You can never have too much Star Wars

  • "The past is never dead. It's not even past"

  • "All humans are born free and equal in dignity and rights."

  • "I consider that a man's brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose."

  • "Do or do not, there is no try." 

  • "Never tell me the odds." 

  • "The time is always right to do what is right."

  • "You always have a choice."

  • "Time flies so be the pilot."

  • "I have a bad feeling about this"

  • "Truly wonderful the mind of a child is"

  • "What shall we do to those who wish us ill, if he who loved us be by us condemned?"

  • "Let the past die, kill it if you have to. That's the only way to become what you are meant to be."

  • "Your focus determines your reality."

  • "It's going to happen, because I am going to make it happen:" 

  • "I'm not a psychopath, Anderson. I'm a high-functioning sociopath. Do your research"

  • "Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."

  • "Not every silence is proof of lack of support."

  • "Things don't have to change the world to be important."

  • "We are the change we seek."

  • "Nobody said it was easy, no one ever said it would be this hard."

  • "I can do this all day."

  • "You don’t realize how far away you are until there’s someone you want to be near."

  • "Just because something sounds crazy it doesn’t mean it’s not true."

  • " I find your lack of faith disturbing."

  • "This will be a day long remembered"

  • "Be careful not to choke on your aspirations."

  • “Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.”

  • “Life will not be contained. Life breaks free."

  • This human being is a guest house.  Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some  momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all!

  • "Your future hasn’t been written yet. No one’s has. Your future is whatever you make it. So make it a good one."

 

© 2020 by Ken Baeza

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