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Ms Padmavyuha Green "yoxi" (Dawlish, UK)

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Helen [DVD] [2008]
Helen [DVD] [2008]
Dvd ~ Annie Townsend
Price: 4.99

9 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For patient spirits intended..., 11 Dec 2010
This review is from: Helen [DVD] [2008] (DVD)
I saw this film when it came out at the cinema - and it does help to see it on the big screen, because a lot of the atmosphere is in the imagery. This is a very slow film, and viewers these days are accustomed to speed and over-stimulus, so it might not appeal to many, but I loved the slowness of it - as a window into the sense of directionlessness the main character is living with, and how seeing into someone else's life makes her more aware of that, it does a brilliant job, I think.
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Switched-On Bach
Switched-On Bach
Offered by thelastresortofmusic
Price: 19.75

56 of 57 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A major delight to hear this again!, 21 Dec 2002
This review is from: Switched-On Bach (Audio CD)
Finally available again, this original recording, original performance of Bach on the Moog synthesiser is the first version of Bach that I ever heard, back when I was eight. The lovely, organic, fuzzy, rich sounds those old synths made really suit the Bach works on this CD, and I much prefer this to the 'millennium' version that was released in 2001, which is too modern and twinkly-sounding for my tastes (and, despite the wonders of new sequencing technology, has a bum note in the Sinfonia!). This is extraordinary not just for the music, but for the amount of work that must have gone into producing it back in '68, without digital sequencers and all the easy-peasy stuff lying around in electronics shops these days. this was hand-made. Enjoy it.

The Tomorrow People - The Slaves of Jedikiah [DVD]
The Tomorrow People - The Slaves of Jedikiah [DVD]
Dvd ~ Francis De Wolff
Offered by disks4u
Price: 8.70

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Strong memory jogger, offputting commentary, 18 Aug 2002
Well, I found it a pretty strong experience watching these episodes (seen the first three DVDs so far), since when the series first came out, all the actors were older than I was, and it was the first sci-fi series with teenagers in it...
So it was a new idea, and they didn't know how to do it. Nowadays, every time you blink there's another million-dollar budget kids' sci-fi series on the box, so The Tomorrow People seems really awkward and dated (and is, too). But at the time, the whole premise of human evolution, and the idea that a more evolved human race would be distinguished not just by having 'special powers' but by being unable to kill, was really fascinating.
I have only two gripes with the DVDs - one is that they are wobbly when watched on a mac. The other is the voice-over commentary that the other reviewers seem to find the best part - to me, it is pretty damn' unpleasant - they just come over as old-fashioned and bigotted, and make pretty nasty comments about the other cast members, which if anything gets worse as you work your way through the DVDs. Grow up, guys. (I'm not including TIM's voice in this - he usually sounds as if he'd rather not be there, and is a voice of reason when the others get too out of order.)

by John Burningham
Edition: Paperback
Price: 4.79

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everyone should read this before they get too old..., 31 July 2001
This review is from: Trubloff (Paperback)
I first read this book when I was about seven, and I still love it at 38 - not only is it a delightful story, but the illustrations are weirdly fascinating, and the theme of setting off on a quest to find a teacher is one to get anyone's heart going - the younger the better, because everyone has to leave the nest sooner or later. Oh, and no-one should reach ten years old without having had the chance to say the word 'balalaika'... I'm really happy this book is still available in print! Now, if I could only find 'Achilles the Donkey'...
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