2012 End of the World Time Capsule


  • James Joyce’s Ulysses
  • Pearl Buck’s Pavilion of Women
  • George Orwell’s 1984
  • Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Gabriel García Márquez’ Cien Años de Soledad
  • Victoria Holt’s The House of a Thousand Lanterns
  • Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Lois Lowry’s The Giver
  • Ken Follet’s The Third Twin
  • J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Novala Takemoto’s Kamikaze Girls (下妻物語)
  • Cassandra Clare’s City of Bones

Short Stories

  • H.P.Lovecraft’s The Outsider
  • Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Edgar Allan Poe’s The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Michelle Fawkes’ Chubby Girl Hot
  • Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis
  • Jeff VanderMeer’s Komodo
  • Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.’s Harrison Bergeron
  • Horacio Quiroga’s El Almohadón de Plumas
  • F.Scott Fitzgerald’s Bernice Bobs Her Hair
  • Ernest Hemingway’s The Snows of Kilimanjaro

5 Responses

  1. awesome that you made playlists too!

    • amy says:

      @chrryblssmninja, I think sometimes we all underestimate the time it takes to setup seemingly simple posts like this one hahaha. I haven’t pulled an all-nighter in years. I love how the list of actors ended up half women and half men… in contrast to all men in the directors section. haha

      • Rodrigo says:

        @amy, Here’s a list of female directors in film and tv, but it’s hard to recognize most of the names. From the few I recognize and seen, I loved Sofia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides, but I wanted to punch her face after Marie Antoinette. I’ve seen 4/5 of Hardwicke’s films (yet to see The Nativity Story), but she also did shit like Twilight and Red Riding Hood.

        In a few years, I guess people such as Kathryn Bigelow, Lisa Cholodenko and Lena Dunham (:S) could increase their name value. Bigelow spent many years in the business, but only became a big name after The Hurt Locker. Cholodenko worked on some stuff and got noticeable with The Kids Are All Right. Lena Dunham’s gotten big with Girls on HBO, but she’s someone who had it easy in the business because of her parents.

        • @Rodrigo, I know Alice Guy-Blache and Lois Weber were pioneers in early movies, and Agnes Varda has been making interesting movies since the French New Wave. Germaine Dulac was with the Surrealists and early avant-garde film, I think. I was thinking about putting Ida Lupino for my actress pick since I’d also defend her directorial work, but I ended up with Buster for the comedy. I hope Bigelow continues to have a great career! I noticed the list didn’t have Margot Benacerraf, who made the influential ’50’s documentary “Araya.” Glad to see two of the Makhmalbafs on the list, though; they’re a prolific filmmaking family from Iran and the kids started directing verrrry young, but I don’t see their mom Marzieh. Then there’s the controversial Leni Riefenstahl and her major influence on everything after “Triumph of the Will.” Other names often mentioned in film circles for their directorial work, although I haven’t seen work from all of them: Chantal Akerman, Andrea Arnold, Antonia Bird (Ravenous), Catherine Breillat, Jane Campion, Niki Caro (Whale Rider), Gurinder Chadha, Isabel Coixet, Julie Dash, Claire Denis, Nora Ephron, Maya Deren, Mira Nair, Patty Jenkins, Amy Heckerling (Clueless!), Julie Gavras, Ann Hui, Deepa Mehta, Sally Potter, Kelly Reichardt, Valeria Sarmiento, Lone Scherfig, Floria Sigismondi (music videos!), Julie Taymor, Lina Wertmuller, Agnieska Holland, and many actresses. Oh, and another documentary name not on the list – Trinh Minh-Ha. Also Penelope Spheeris (Wayne’s World) and Mary Harron (American Psycho). Alright now I will stop. Female representation really brings out my rambling.

  2. Raul says:

    One Movie – Gone With the Wind
    One Movie Director – Akira Kurosawa
    One Actor/Actress (film or tv) – Mel Gibson
    One Album – Santana’s Abraxas
    One Song – Michael Jackson’s We Are the World
    One Music Video/One Short Film – Wang Feng – Cun Zai 存在
    One Singer – Carole King
    One Music Group – The Beatles
    One Film Score/Instrumental/Composer – Beethoven
    One TV Show – The Three Stooges
    One Episode of a TV Show – NCSI – Kill Ari
    One TV Theme Song/Title Sequence – The Addams Family
    One Book – One Years of Solitude
    One Writer – Neruda
    One Comic Book/Graphic Novel – Any Batman comic
    One Video Game – Super Mario Bros

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