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Being There [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Being There [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Peter Sellers

5.0 out of 5 stars Being There, 24 Mar. 2014
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Most films given a 5 star rating by reviewers are slightly over rated such as the recent movie 'Gravity'. 'Being There' is a curious little gem that just seems to work. Seller's character is a naive poorly educated simpleton, yet seems to be in touch with nature. When ever anybody in the world of Finance or Big Business tries to engage the gardener about serious issues, Sellers thinks for a moment & then goes straight off on a tangent about gardening & the cycles of life. He is either talking rubbish or subconsciously has a deep almost messianic understanding about life. The film asks the question & leaves it up to the viewer to make up their mind. At times Sellers & the film crew must have had difficulty keeping straight faces whilst shooting the footage, as the movie is almost part comedy. Definitely keep this film in my collection to enjoy again in the future.

I did wish though that the Independent seller had sufficient confidence in their product which was not cheap to have included a receipt inside with the companies full address & phone number in case of problems. As it was the only detail they gave was a Unit No & postal code written in biro on the back of the jiffy bag. This indicates that the company is deliberately making it awkward for a buyer to contact them because they they don't want to be contacted.


Porsche (Update 2013) in a Slipcase
Porsche (Update 2013) in a Slipcase
by Jochen von Osterroth
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £23.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Porsche Book., 10 Feb. 2014
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Nice pictures, text in 3 languages - German, French & English. Shame the book cover wasn't slightly more robust & better quality.


Les Miserables (2010) (25th Anniversary Concert at the O2) / Phantom of the Opera (2011) (25th Anniversary Concert at the Royal Albert Hall) Blu-Ray
Les Miserables (2010) (25th Anniversary Concert at the O2) / Phantom of the Opera (2011) (25th Anniversary Concert at the Royal Albert Hall) Blu-Ray

4.0 out of 5 stars Royal Albert Hall / O2, 10 Feb. 2014
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I loved both theatrical performances & it saves storage space having 2 disks in 1 plastic case. At £28 approximately, the order was rather expensive though, otherwise I would have given it a 5 star rating.


Lucian Freud
Lucian Freud
by Lucian Freud
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £42.25

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5.0 out of 5 stars Lucian Freud, 5 Sept. 2012
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This substantial volume covers most of Freud's working life apart from the last few years. Although fairly expensive, the book is well produced with quality photos of the paintings and as always you get what you pay for. Freud could certainly paint well which is more than can be said for some so called contemporary artists, the equivalent of the alternative comedian! It's a shame that many of Freud's models look strangely sad, compounded by his use of a slightly washed out colour palette giving a rather cool effect. If you enjoyed the recent Freud exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London which was a great success, then this book is essential.


The Fall [Blu-ray]
The Fall [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Catinca Untaru
Price: £8.15

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4.0 out of 5 stars The Fall, 5 Sept. 2012
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Superior fantasy film beautifully shot in some amazing locations around the world. The cinema photography is probably equal to the late David Lean's 'Lawrence of Arabia'.Only thing that lets the movie down is its slightly disappointing ending. If you like films that dare to be different, then this could be for you. I will certainly hang on to my copy, as will doubtless want to see it again in the future.


Mississippi Burning [DVD] [1989]
Mississippi Burning [DVD] [1989]
Dvd ~ Gene Hackman
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Price: £6.98

5.0 out of 5 stars Mississippi Burning, 20 Feb. 2012
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Very good film. Reminds the viewer that only 50 years ago many whites in southern states of USA still treated the blacks in a similar fashion to how the Germans treated the jews in the 1930's.


John Martin: Apocalypse Now!
John Martin: Apocalypse Now!
by Barbara C. Morden
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars John Martin: Apocalypse Now, 18 Dec. 2011
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Good book although a shame that the intense colour saturation of John Martin's amazing paintings were not reproduced as well as I had hoped in this volume. This is a common problem with illustrated fine art books & presumably has got something to do with production costs. I guess a superb book would likely be double the price & therefore not sell well. I would have also prefered the book to be larger & more portrait or at least square format rather than landscape as it would sit on the book shelf better with other books rather than sticking out. If you get the chance, go and see the John Martin exhibition at Tate Britain before it closes in mid January as it was not crowded unlike the Leonardo exhibition.


Sandstorm
Sandstorm
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sandstorm by Darude, 5 Mar. 2011
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I watched a You Tube film clip of some advanced bare foot water skiers performing stunts on the water and Sandstorm by the Finnish group Darude was the music supplied. The trance music perfectly complemented the skiing skills and as an ex club water skier myself (although not bare foot) I loved it. I also like quite a lot of electronic music anyway. On the strength of this, I sort out the original score and found thanks to the web that although sadly not now available new, it was still available as a 2nd hand CD.


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