I dived into my log to make the yearly tally of what I did and saw. All in all 2011 has proven to be a good year.
It was a bit of a slow movie year though. I only saw 56, the best of which were: “Drive”, “Melancholia”, “Once Upon a Time in Anatolia”, “Blue Valentine”, “Norwegian Wood”, “True Grit”, “Almanya”, “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” and “Kosmos”.
I went to 32 plays in 2011. The best ones:
- “Die Macht der Finsternis” in die Schaubühne
- “Het meisje dat teveel van lucifers hield” by NTGent in Frascati WG
- “Songs at the End of the World” by Wunderbaum in SSBA
- “De Russen!” by Toneelgroep Amsterdam at the Holland Festival
- “This is how you will disappear” by Gisèle Vienne in Stadsschouwburg Utrecht (back at the Kaai in February!)
- “Langs de grote weg” by de Vere in Frascati
I read 21 books in 2011. The most notable of those were:
- “The Life and Death of Great American Cities” by Jane Jacobs
- “The City & The City” by China Miville
- “De kaart en het gebied” by Michel Houellebecq
- “Super Sad True Love Story” by Gary Shteyngart
- “Cloud Atlas” by David Mitchell
- “The Sun Also Rises” by Ernest Hemingway
- “Unit Operations” by Ian Bogost
I started tracking the games I played around halfway through the year, so this is not an exhaustive list, but five games I really enjoyed last year were: “Where is my Heart?”, “Nidhogg”, “Space Alert”, “The Binding of Isaac” and “The Resistance”.