A Company of Wolves: An R-rated surreal version of a little red riding hood. A  minor masterpiece.
Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein: One of the first horror-comedies and still one of the best.
Addams Family:   Before the two so-so  feature films was a brilliant TV show.  Creepy and Ookey!
Allan Holdsworth: The fastest electronic  guitartist  on the planet.   Jazz fusion. Must seen live to be believed.
Babylon 5: Though the series is over, see the  rebroadcasts, buy the discs... it's just that good and meaningful.
Lewis Black:  Okay, he used a lot of profanity, but so what- he's still genuiinely funny! A starbucks across from a starbucks! Time for  a cup of Joe.
Bladerunner: Ridley Scott's masterpiece. One of the greatest futuristic films of all time.
Bubba Ho-Tep-  A 70-year old Elvis and a black JFK fighting a mummy. Silly? No! poignant . A brilliant Indie film.  Bruce Campbell is amazing.
Creepshow:   They don't make fun monster movies anymore. They should like Creepshow.  I'm  tired of serial killer flicks.
Dagon:  Stuart Gordon's (The Re-animator),   extremely creepy  film about a strange  fishing town off the coast of Spain.
Dark City:  A visually stunning movie by Alex Proyas. Powerful vision.  See this! Much better than The Matrix.
Darrell Sweet:  A fantastic illustrator. Great stylization and images.  HE became famous for his Piers Anthony covers.
Das Boot: A fantastic WWII U-boat movie. The director's cut is even better.
Dead Alive:  One of the grossest , disgusingly brilliant movies with plenty of humor mixed in by LOTR master- Peter Jackson
Dream Theater: Called progressive metal, I just like to call them good.  Excellent musicianship!
Evil Dead II: Sam Raimi's masterpiece of comic horror. The sequel- `Army of Darkness' is good too.
Family Guy: Can you say one of the funniest cartoons ever made.  Yet some of  the crassness is  starting  to get  old.  Spin-offs  are  bad.
Fantasia:   Disney's risky masterpiece. Gorgeous.  Inventive and risk-taking.
Farscape:  Great visuals, solid acting, outrageous visuals and plot from the genius named Henson. Cancelled? Idiots!
Fawlty Towers: John Cleese's brilliant television sitcom and one of the funniest ever.
From the Palaces to the Pike:  Best book on the 1904 World's Fair. It was amazing what they did 100 years ago. It puts out culture to shame.
Futurama: From the makers of the Simpsons (and IMHO- it's  better). Smart, funny  and  even touching.  Bender rules!
Genesis: From 1970-1977: they were one of the most creative bands. Not anymore. Check out `Seconds Out.'
Gentle Giant: Probably  the  most  talented prog  band (or  any  band),  ever.  Some of  the  most complicated  music  ever  written.
Get  Smart: Mel brooks' televison spy spoof. Don Adams was hilarious. Way  better  than  the  2009 movie.
Glory!: A fantastic Civil War movie about a regiment  of  brave `black'  soldiers.  Emotional,  showcasing the spirit of  brave men.
I Dream of  Jeannie:  The show was simply fun... no messages, no hidden meaning, just funny.
Iron Chef:  The superbowl of cooking shows.  Morimoto rules!  And the FoodTV  American Iron Chef spin-off isn't bad  too.
Iron Giant:  A very good  animated film  with some heart. Perfect melding of 2D and 3D techniques.
Eddie Izzard-  A very funny  British  comedian.  Intelligence and humor... what a concept!  You over there... cake or  death!
James Earl Jones: One of the few actors I really respect. His voice is incredible. I wish he'd do more recent  films.
James Horner: A  motion picture composer extraordinaire.  
Jean-Michel Jarre:   A techno-fusion musician. He uses skyscrapers as projection screens for lasers and  animation.
Justin Bua:   A  fantastic  painter of urban wonder. A superior artist and nice person.  He was a break-dance champion in his youth in Harlem.
Keith Parkinson: His `Knightsbridge' art book is wonderful.  He is known for excellent book covers.
Labyrinth:  A fun movie by Jim Henson, Terry Jones of Monty Python wrote it.
Lord of the Rings:  J.R.R. Tolkien's masterpiece! If you haven't read  the  novels  or seen the movies- Do It!  
Marillion: Neo-prog music  that has gone through many changes personnel-wise  and musically.  The Fish-era band  was  more creative.
Meet me in St. Louis: A lovely Judy Garland musical  in the Victorian period.  Beautiful, wonderful and sugary as all heck.
Meet the Hollowheads:  Tom Burman's monstrosity of bizarreness  and creativity. The plot? Dad's boss comes home for dinner. See it!
Monty Python:  Funny comedy troupe that have split up... but the MP & The Holy Grail is a classic and their TV shows are excellent. Spam!
Morgan Freeman: One of  the   best  voices  in  actor-dom.  An amazing  pro.  See him in the Shawshank  Redemption which is  brilliant!
N.C. Wyeth: By far, the most talented of the Wyeth family.  Strong illustration.
PFM:    Progressive music that has waethered the test of time.  The ony Italian band to break the top 100 in America  (in the 70's).
Red Dwarf: Creative risk-taking British television and it's pretty `smegging' funny.   DVDs are out!
Rembrandt Van Rijn: Powerful art work-  the  best of the `old masters'!  The brilliance of showing so much detail  with such simple brush work.
Renaissance:  Simply beautiful music with the angel-like voice of Annie Haslam. Check out -`Live  from Carnegie Hall.'
Return to Oz:  An under-rated `sequel' to The Wizard of Oz classic. A very good film.  Nice claymation by Will Vinton.
Robert Rodruigez- Director of the Spy Kids Trilogy and  co-dir. of Sin City. He has an amazing passion for film.
Roger Waters:   Still creating good music. His new `In the Flesh' live album covers a lot of  excellent material.  Te DVD is excellent!
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow:  Talk about risks.  Minimal sets, all Green screen and a massive retro epic shot in B&W and colored!
Sleepytime Gorilla  Museum: A truly  orignal  band. Part trash, part Prog, Part Avant-garde.  Outrageous live!
Spirited Away:  One of the greatest animator's ever- Hayao Miyazaki created this masterpiece. See it! 
Spock's Beard:  USed to be the best of  the American progressive bands.  Sadly  `God' `told'  Neil Morse  to quit SB!  Check out early Beard!
Stanley Jordan:  An amazing jazz guitarist that plays both hands on the neck. Totally original!
Steve Hackett:  Fantastic guitarist; he invented tapping.  Only genesis ex-member that thinks progressive. Check out Spectral Mrnings and Defector!
Terry Gilliam:  Baron Munchaussen, Time Bandits, Brazil-  a visual genius  filmmaker!  Soon- Tideland and the Brother's Grimm. He is the master!
The Duellists:  Alien, Bladerunner and Gladiator were great. This is Ridley Scott's first film and it's fantastic!
The Green Mile:  A wonderfully powerful and touching  film with great acting.  Michael Clarke Duncan is amazing as is Tom Hanks.
The High House: A delightful `high' fantasy novel by James Stoddard. This would make a fabulous movie! Everybody, Read this book!
The Honeymooners: The older it gets, the funnier it becomes. Comdy television at its best.
The Lathe of Heaven: A fantastic public television low-budget film. The book is fantastic as well.   The remake stinks!  See the PBS version.
The Prisoner: A wonderfully creative British series. Big brother is watching you.
The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad: FX wizard- Ray Harryhausen's first color movie still holds up!
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum: Progressive thrash/punk/avante-garde music with heaping handfuls  of creativity,  wit and visuals.  The new album is great! 
The Thing: John Carpenter's adaptation  with a strong  risk-taking all-male cast and a nasty `thing.'  
The Thomas Covenant Novels:  Stephen Donaldson's epic fantasy novels with a modern twist. Powerful! The new book- `Runes of the Earth' is quite good.
Tom Waits:  Personifies cool. Simple as that.  Check out: ` Nighthawks at the Diner'.
The Wild Wild  West:  Before the bad motion picture,  was an inventive TV series- James Bond during the post-civil war. It worked and was brilliant!


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This media list is just a few things that I feel that are good.  Some these are mainstream, some of them are not.  You can  agree or disagree with these choices... regardless,  it's  a   collection of films/filmmakers, television, books, musicians/bands, etc. that might be interesting to others.  Check some of these things out... you never know until you try. Open your mind to the power of imagery and the imagination.
On  August 16th, 1999, one of my idols- David Allen- a master stop-motion animator,  died from cancer at the age.  His professional career in stop-motion animation  spanned more than 35 years and his work included: Caveman, Young Sherlock Jolmes,  Honey I Shrunck the Kids and *Batteries Not Included.  His pet project for 25 years- The Primevals was nearing completion at the time of his departure. David was also known as a  good person that helped others in and out of the arts. We will miss you David.
David Allen:  Photo courtesy of Neil Pettigrew 's  book-  The Stop-Motion Filmography. Click on David Allen's photo to go to Neil's site.
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