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Old 03-13-2013, 08:16 PM   #1
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Inspired by the Blue Highways thread.

What are the little known books and movies that hit your favorites list? Try to limit it to 2-3 of each.

Here's my start:

Movie - Paris, Texas. Too slow for today's moviegoers. No gore, no sex. Great character development, Harry Dean Stanton at his best

Book - Cities in Flight trilogy by James Blish. Earth as a dead planet with cities leaving and being migrant workers for the universe, eventually to return to earth.

I'm sure this group will add to my list of books to read and movies to watch.

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Old 03-13-2013, 09:15 PM   #2
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Books - Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath
The Gunslinger series by Stephen King
Early Dean Koontz
***Empires of Sand by David Ball (one of the best books I've ever read)
anything by Bill Bryson, especially A Walk in the Woods
anything about Arctic exploration
Anything by Larry McMurtry

Yes, mostly novels but I digress

Movies - for lack of memory at the moment I'll have to go with anything that the Coen Bros have done, or possibly The Shawshank Redemption

Oops, looks like I missed the 'little known' part the first go round.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:32 PM   #3
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Yeah, I've got a ton well known books I love to reread. But, mostly everyone has been exposed to them.

Lonesome Dove is the best of the Western genre, ever.

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Old 03-13-2013, 09:47 PM   #4
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Re: Unknown treasures

The Big Sky, by A. B. Guthrie, Jr., is the ultimate western or book about the west. I'd also say Blood Meridian should be on everyone's list ... you may not like it, but it's definitely a western. I also thought Riders of the Purple Sage, by Zane Grey, was a classic read since it was one of the first to have all the elements of what we think of as a western novel.
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+1 for Blood Meridian. Phenomenal book.

Ok, Rare movies, not necessarily travel
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Mother Lode with Charlton Heston
The Last Chase with Lee Majors
My Bodyguard
Treasure of the Yankee Zephyr
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:16 PM   #6
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Haven't read Blood Meridian yet but I am working my way through McCarthy's work although very slowly, mostly because the violence is not my style. However, I make an exception because he's so good.

For a truly little known gem, try Hard Twist by Barbara Van Cleve. True stories of western ranch women with great photos. No mythology here--just the reality of life on remote ranches with no city's comforts.
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Can't say if these are hidden, but a few good road movies are:
Transamerica w/Felicity Huffman
Jackpot by the Polish Brothers
Two-Lane Blacktop natch

Desert films:
Gerry by Gus Van Sant--if you're in the mood.
Twenty Nine Palms by Bruno Dumont--universally despised except by me.

Books:
Don Delillo's Point Omega is a fascinating little book set partly in the desert.
Vagabond for Beauty changed my life

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Re: Unknown treasures

I'll second "A walk in the Woods"
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City of Lost Children, a very strange movie with Ron Pearlman.
any book by John Sanford
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