Janet Gavin
Lake Forest, CA
JMGavin@aol.com

 

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MOVIES (partial list) BOOKS (partial list, in no particular order)

               (order MOVIES at bn.com)

DRAMA:

To Kill a Mockingbird
(Robert Mulligan)
In the Heat of the Night
(Norman Jewison)
The Sound of Music (musical-drama) (Robert Wise)
Apollo 13
(Ron Howard)
My Left Foot (Jim Sheridan)
My Life As a Dog (Lasse Hallstrom)
All the President's Men (Alan J. Pakula)
Gandhi (Richard Attenborough)
Erin Brockovich (Steven Soderbergh)
A Beautiful Mind (Ron Howard)
What's Eating Gilbert Grape ( Lasse Hallstrom)

Coal Miner's Daughter (Michael Apted)
Twelve Angry Men
(Sidney Lumet)
Billy Elliot (Stephen Daldry)
Stand and Deliver (Ramón Menéndez)
Crimes of the Heart (Bruce Beresford)

COMEDY:
Parenthood
(Ron Howard)
Tootsie (Sidney Pollack)
Back to the Future
[First one] (Robert Zemeckis)
The Russians Are Coming (Norman Jewison)
The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming)
Some Like It Hot
(Billy Wilder)
City Slickers (Ron Underwood)
The Birdcage (Mike Nichols)
The Graduate (Mike Nichols)

ROMANTIC COMEDY:
While You Were Sleeping
(Jon Turteltaub)
The American President
(Rob Reiner)
When Harry Met Sally
(Rob Reiner)
Moonstruck
(Norman Jewison)
Working Girl (Mike Nichols)
Pretty Woman (Garry Marshall)
Roxanne (Fred Schepisi)
Zorro, the Gay Blade (Peter Medak)
Heart and Souls (Ron Underwood)

ACTION/ADVENTURE/SUSPENSE:
The Fugitive
(Andrew Davis)
True Lies (James Cameron)
The Sting (George Roy Hill)
Rebecca (Alfred Hitchcock)
Sixth Sense (M. Night Shyamalan)
Running Scared (Peter Hyams)
Capricorn One
(Peter Hyams)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg)

               (order BOOKS at bn.com)
 
NONFICTION
(Important and/or
    Thought-Provoking):


Outliers: The Story of Success Malcolm Gladwell
The World Is Flat
Thomas Friedman
First, Break All the Rules: What the World's     Greatest Managers Do Differently

     Marcus Buckingham &  Curt Coffman (for the
    Gallup Organization)
The Tipping Point Malcolm Gladwell
Blink Malcolm Gladwell
Freakonomics Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner
The Writer's Journey Christopher Vogler
Rich Dad, Poor Dad
Robert Kiyosaki
In Search of Excellence Thomas Peters and
    Robert Waterman, Jr.
Collapse Jared Diamond
The Nature of Prejudice Gordon Alport
Wealth and Democracy Kevin Phillips
Walden Henry David Thoreau
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek Annie Dillard
Wishcraft (setting and reaching goals)
     Barbara Sher
How Children Fail John Holt
The Memory Book (I can't remember the authors---oh, yeah---Harry Lorayne & Jerry Lucas)

MEMOIR / AUTOBIOGRAPHY
    (in alphabetical order):

A
ngela's Ashes Frank McCourt
Bell Jar, The Sylvia Plath
Black Boy Richard Wright
Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady
      Florence King
Growing Up Russell Baker
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Maya Angelou
Unquiet Mind, An Kay Redfield Jamison

HISTORY / BIOGRAPHY
No Ordinary Time
Doris Kearns Goodwin
The Walls of Jericho: LBJ, HHH & Richard Russell,     and the Struggle for Civil Rights Robert Mann
Escalante: The Best Teacher in America
     Jay Mathews (biography)

NOVELS:
To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee
Jane Eyre
Charlotte Brönte
Emma and Pride and Prejudice or anything by
      Jane Austen
Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain
David Copperfield and most books by
      Charles Dickens
Snow Falling on Cedars David Guterson
The Woman in White Wilkie Collins
The Way of All Flesh Samuel Butler

Just for Fun Romance Novels:
For pure entertainment, most romances by . . . .
LaVyrle Spencer
Judith McNaught
Nora Roberts
Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Heather Graham

 
 

 

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