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No959 My Funny Farm minimal movie poster

A couple swap city life for the country, but their picturesque new hometown turns out to be just a little bit different to what they were expecting. Director:…

No945 My Valley of the Dolls minimal movie poster

Film version of Jacqueline Susann’s best-selling novel chronicling the rise and fall of three young women in show business. Director: Mark Robson Stars: Barbara Parkins, Patty Duke, Paul…

No879 My Last Exit to Brooklyn minimal movie poster

Set in Brooklyn during the 1950s against a backdrop of union corruption and violence. A prostitute falls in love with one of her customers. Also a disturbed man…

No874 My Hitman minimal movie poster

A gun-for-hire known only as Agent 47 hired by a group known only as ‘The Organization’ is ensnared in a political conspiracy, which finds him pursued by both…

No304-2 My SIN CITY a dame to kill for minimal movie poster

Some of Sin City’s most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants. Directors: Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez Stars: Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh…

No304-1 My SIN CITY minimal movie poster

A film that explores the dark and miserable town, Basin City, and tells the story of three different people, all caught up in violent corruption. Directors: Frank Miller,…

No827 My American Ultra minimal movie poster

A stoner – who is in fact a government agent – is marked as a liability and targeted for extermination. But he’s too well-trained and too high for…

No732 My Romancing the Stone minimal movie poster

A romance writer sets off to Colombia to ransom her kidnapped sister, and soon finds herself in the middle of a dangerous adventure. Director: Robert Zemeckis Stars: Michael…

No671 My Capote minimal movie poster

In 1959, Truman Capote learns of the murder of a Kansas family and decides to write a book about the case. While researching for his novel In Cold…

No033 MY The Making of Americans Book Icon poster

33. Once an angry man dragged his father along the ground through his own orchard. “Stop!” cried the groaning old man at last, “Stop! I did not drag…

No032 MY The Unnamable Book Icon poster

32. Where now? Who now? When now? —Samuel Beckett, The Unnamable (1953; trans. Patrick Bowles) Part of my 100 Best First Lines from Novels project. First lines are…

No031 MY Notes from Underground Book Icon poster

31. I am a sick man . . . I am a spiteful man. —Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground (1864; trans. Michael R. Katz) Part of my 100…

No030 MY Neuromancer Book Icon poster

30. The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel. —William Gibson, Neuromancer (1984) Part of my 100 Best First Lines from…

No029 MY Waiting Book Icon poster

29. Every summer Lin Kong returned to Goose Village to divorce his wife, Shuyu. —Ha Jin, Waiting (1999) Part of my 100 Best First Lines from Novels project….

No028 MY The Stranger Book Icon poster

28. Mother died today. —Albert Camus, The Stranger (1942; trans. Stuart Gilbert) Part of my 100 Best First Lines from Novels project. First lines are powerful. It’s the…

No027 MY Don Quixote Book Icon poster

27. Somewhere in la Mancha, in a place whose name I do not care to remember, a gentleman lived not long ago, one of those who has a…

No026 MY Beloved Book Icon poster

26. 124 was spiteful. —Toni Morrison, Beloved (1987) Part of my 100 Best First Lines from Novels project. First lines are powerful. It’s the author’s best chance to…

No024 MY City of Glass Book Icon poster

24. It was a wrong number that started it, the telephone ringing three times in the dead of night, and the voice on the other end asking for…

No025 MY The Sound and the Fury Book Icon poster

25. Through the fence, between the curling flower spaces, I could see them hitting. —William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury (1929) Part of my 100 Best First…

No023 MY The Crying of Lot 49 Book Icon poster

23. One summer afternoon Mrs. Oedipa Maas came home from a Tupperware party whose hostess had put perhaps too much kirsch in the fondue to find that she,…

No022 MY Paul Clifford Book Icon poster

22. It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents, except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which…

No021 MY Ulysses Book Icon poster

21. Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed. —James Joyce, Ulysses (1922) Part…

No020 MY David Copperfield Book Icon poster

20. Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show….

No019 MY Tristram Shandy Book Icon poster

19. I wish either my father or my mother, or indeed both of them, as they were in duty both equally bound to it, had minded what they…

No018 MY The Good Soldier Book Icon poster

18. This is the saddest story I have ever heard. —Ford Madox Ford, The Good Soldier (1915) Part of my 100 Best First Lines from Novels project. First…

No017 MY Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Book Icon poster

17. Once upon a time and a very good time it was there was a moocow coming down along the road and this moocow that was coming down…

No016 MY The Catcher in the Rye Book Icon poster

16. If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was…

No014 MY If on a winter’s night a traveler Book Icon poster

14. You are about to begin reading Italo Calvino’s new novel, If on a winter’s night a traveler. —Italo Calvino, If on a winter’s night a traveler (1979;…

No015 MY Murphy Book Icon poster

15. The sun shone, having no alternative, on the nothing new. —Samuel Beckett, Murphy (1938) Part of my 100 Best First Lines from Novels project. First lines are…

No013 MY The Trial Book Icon poster

13. Someone must have slandered Josef K., for one morning, without having done anything truly wrong, he was arrested. —Franz Kafka, The Trial (1925; trans. Breon Mitchell) Part…