Date: 2009-08-20 07:17 pm (UTC)
Top five memes are wonderful! They are fun to do, and it is even more fun to read other peoples answers.
I must admit that the Top Five Movie list was one of the hardest, and I really debated what films to include. In the end I ended up with a mix of films that combined both a

Though hopefully he will not personally take up pillaging as a hobby!

Hee! Well, if its any comfort the big focus in Norway is on vikings as traders and craftsmen. We're not too fond of the pillaging thing. (perhaps it is a post-Lindisfarne syndrome? ;P)And I'm not just saying that to increase your desire to visit, though if it does I wouldn't mind. ;)

And as a fellow lover of Dana Andrews you should definitely check out "Where the Sidewalk Ends". It is made my the same people who made "Laura", including Otto Preminger as the director, and it has a lot of the same feel. I think the reason I like "Sidewalk" best is largely because of Andrews,since he is given a much more complex character here. In "Laura" he is essentially a cop attracted to Laura, whereas in "Sidewalk" he has daddy-issues, since his father was a thief, and so he is desperately trying to prove himself better than his old man. I am such a sucker for those stories.

I've read Ivan's war, and I think on your recommendation as well. It is a very good book, and there are parts of it that still haunt me - like the description of the living conditions and the endless propaganda officers.
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