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Vern Quixote




A chocolate peanut ๐ŸŸค๐Ÿฅœ Co-host of the Understanding Movies weekly exploration of cinemagic. Check out our replays and Letterboxd page to see and hear about what weโ€™ve been watching at the Understanding Movies house ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ. Born in West Virginia, raised in Central Pennsylvania, emigre to Harlem. New Yorker ๐ŸŽ US Army Veteran ๐Ÿช– BA Philosophy + Computer Science ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ–ฅ IT professional x 30+ years ๐Ÿ–ฅ Harlem affordable homeownership advocate ๐Ÿ’ฒ ๐Ÿข High-quality education advocate ๐ŸŽ“ Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language. Philosophical Investigations Ludwig Wittgenstein Good griefโ€ฆ Charlie Brown I ๐Ÿ’Š cinematherapy 2001: A Space Odyssey Alex Haleyโ€™s Roots (TV mini-series) Michelangelo Antonioniโ€™s Trilogy of Decadence Akira Ben Hur Brazil Blade Runner Casablanca Claudine Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind Crooklyn Devil in a Blue Dress Imitation of Life Itโ€™s a Wonderful Life Jackie Brown Krzysztof Kieslowski The Decalogue Three Colors: Blue, White, Red My Neighbor Totoro Smoke Too Kill a Mockingbird The Umbrellas of Cherbourg The West Wing (TV series) The Wire (TV series) Y Tu Mama Tambien Photobook collector ๐Ÿ“ท ๐Ÿ“š Richard Avedon Dawoud Bey Roy DeCarava Walker Evans Farm Security Administration (FSA) Paul Graham Lewis Hine Jacques Henri Latrigue Helen Levitt Magnum Photographers Vivian Maier Gordon Parks Eugene Richards W. Eugene Smith James Van Der Zee Jeff Wall Most influential books ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿงจ๐Ÿ”ฎ๐Ÿ•ณ๐Ÿ’Š The Bible Calvin + Hobbes Complete Works (Bill Watterson) Cerebus (Dave Sim & Gerhard) Don Quixote (Cervantes) Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison) James Baldwin Collected Essays On Photography (Susan Sontag) Peanuts (Charles M. Schulz) Philosophical Investigations (Ludwig Wittgenstein) The Photobook: A History (Martin Parr & George Badger) The Power of Positive Thinking (Norman Vincent Peale) The Sound and the Fury (William Faulkner) Toni Morrison Collected Works Understanding Comics (Scott McCloud) Vladmir Nabokov Collected Works ENFP-A