A word about margate:
Tolstoy is my probably my favorite, though I read a variety of things. I love Stoppard, Chekhov & Shakespeare for Theatre.
Jazz, Blues, and almost anything but country (sorry)
where to begin? The Godfather I&II. I will update later... there are too many. Loved "Slumdog" this year and "The Wrestler". Love foreign films, documentaries and all the great films from the 70's. good storytelling, that's what I like.