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Essential Poems (To Fall In Love With) With Daisy Goodwin [DVD] [2004]

Daisy Goodwin , Paloma Baeza , Sally George    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Daisy Goodwin, Paloma Baeza, Michelle Collins, James D'Arcy, Jack Dee
  • Directors: Sally George
  • Writers: Daisy Goodwin
  • Producers: Sally George, Harry Thompson, Jacquie Hughes, Ned Williams
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: 2 Entertain Video
  • DVD Release Date: 2 Feb 2004
  • Run Time: 150 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000171RUO
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 78,944 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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Introduced by Daisy Goodwin, featuring Alison Steadman, Matthew Macfadyen, Christopher Lee, Lisa Tarbuck, Ioan Gruffudd, Damian Lewis, Amanda Holden, Ralf Little, Imogen Stubbs, Stephen Tompkinson and Prunella Scales.

Passionate, amusing and touching, this poetic journey explores the highs and lows of romance through the world’s most memorable love poems recited by the best-loved actors. From Shakespeare to Wendy Cope; from Tennyson to Maya Angelou; from D.H. Lawrence to John Hegley, the themes of love’s pain, ecstacy, uncertainty and fulfillment have been explored in beautiful, touching, bitter and witty verse. Seductive, humorous or uplifting, these poems are shown to be relevant to our lives today. Filmed in the style of a mini-drama and set in modern locations, over 35 actors and celebrities recite poems that capture the emotions and passions of love, from the heady days of seduction to the pain of breaking up.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars essential love poems 21 Oct 2010
By Mike
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This is an interesting selection of traditional and contemporary poems on all
aspects of love,spoken and acted by some well known actors.The blending of voice
and visuals is of considerable enhancement,making for a very pleasant experience

Mike Myers
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars essential poems 3 Jan 2012
By Laban
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I really liked this DVD. The poems were really "to fall in love with". I appreciated very much that all poems had English sub-titles.
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By nisura
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I bought the DVD, because Matthew Macfadyen reads some poems on it. His voice is as fantastic as his acting always is!
There are a lot of wonderful poems on it, with a lot of very good readers.

The quality of the little films is poorly not so good.

But for me, it was more than worth it, to see and hear the brilliant Matthew Macfadyen.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Poems to Fall in Love With 10 Aug 2012
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This is the fifth time I have bought this DVD. It is so good that I give it to friends, hoping that they, too, will appreciate the power of poetry presented with sensitivity, understanding and wit.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars If you don't like poetry, try this .... 28 July 2010
I enjoyed this very much, and I think it's an excellent way of bringing poetry to people like me who rarely read it. It's a particular delight to hear the poems read by professionals who really know how to do it, and I found the little stories being played out (extremely well by some excellent actors) very helpful in giving context to the poetry.

Two minor things - I felt that Ms Godwin sometimes lost the balance between older and more modern poets, veering rather more towards the latter than I would have liked, but that is subjective and a matter of personal taste. More important was that unfortunately, I found Ms Godwin's commentaries intrusive, and the inclusion of details of her personal life unnecessary. Personally, I would have preferred to have her introduce each section rather than each and every poem, and then stand back and let the poetry speak for itself.
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