Shahaliyev

Lists

Each item below changed my life for the better. I consistently update this page.



Books

Before compiling this short list, I went through the titles of classics and realized how uneducated I was. What is here is rather symbolic and sometimes less known.

Essays, Articles, Speeches, Transcripts

Web Pages

Movies

It is easier to get educated in cinema than in literature: when a usual movie can be watched under three hours, it takes at least five times more to complete a fine novel. Although, a layman always lacks the eyes of the critic, especially if the critic is none other than the great Roger Ebert. Again, it would not make sense to create a 'great movies' list (in Roger Ebert you can trust), so here are some honorable mentions.

I wrote two essays on Stanley Kubrick movies: Three Duels of Barry Lyndon and Full Metal Jacket: Duality of Human Nature and Birth of Empathy.