Thanks to the folks who’ve emailed suggestions for DVD’s to order up. Here’s a sample, along with recommendations from some other people:
Kurosawa’s Ran; Resnais’ Hiroshima, Mon Amour; and any Kubrick (I decided on Full Metal Jacket and Lolita)
I culled The Iron Giant from Jason.
By buying it the other day, Roger Avary recommends The Breakfast Club, from which I extrapolated Fast Times at Ridgemont High. (Added Avary’s own Rules of Attraction, esp. for the commentary track by Carrot Top.)
Finally, though he may not have intended to, Larry Wachowski is suggesting Orlando. Read the book, too.