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The Good Night [DVD]
The Good Night [DVD]
Dvd ~ Penelope Cruz
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Diamond Lost in the Noise of Hollywood Land, 15 Mar. 2009
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This review is from: The Good Night [DVD] (DVD)
I had the pleasure to see 'The Good Night' after waiting almost two years to see it due to limited release. I expected someting interesting, but alas, this film somehow found a place deep inside my heart.

Similar themes have been done from 'Vanilla Sky' to 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind', but 'The Good Night' is much more subtle and quiet; it feels more organic and real, winding up to an ending I did not expect, leaving me with emotions I can't quite explain.

Jake's direction is quite brilliant: from using clunky video shots in the 'real' world contrasted by the divinely photographed scenes in the dream sequences, to photographically placing the arguing couples in their own separate 'units' as a visual metaphor. Both the male and female characters look similar, yet differ completely in temperament, signifying the archetypal poles of men and women.

The music was also well chosen, especially the end sequence, invoking the oddest emotions I have felt in a long time.

'The Good Night' is probably one of the most interesting films I have seen in years: a quiet yet endearing script, finished in the most subtle direction.

It is one of those films that will be re-discovered in years to come by sensitive souls, placing it firmly with the likes of Anthony Minghella's and Tom Tykwer's quiet diamonds, lost in the madness of Hollywood Land.

I hope that Jake Paltrow will endure and return; he has much to gift the world...


Skylines
Skylines
Price: £10.44

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have!, 12 Aug. 2008
This review is from: Skylines (Audio CD)
GXR, alias Simon Cooper & Phil Webb (formerly Groovecatcher), have simply teleported into a higher dimension with their Skylines album: brilliant compositions infused with lush, ethereal soundscapes and a production quality to die for.

Skylines is simply the best Chill-Out/ Lounge/ Nu-Jazz album out there; a must have!


Status Anxiety
Status Anxiety
by Alain De Botton
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.79

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Important Satire, 30 Oct. 2007
This review is from: Status Anxiety (Paperback)
Status Anxiety as coined by Alain de Botton, is probably one of the most important aspects of modern western life, as it is propably one of the greatest causes for unhappiness in us modern supermarket folk.

His book dives deep into this issue, and shows how the lack of Status Anxiety can bring one much more happiness.


Jungian Thought in the Modern World
Jungian Thought in the Modern World
by Elias Christopher
Edition: Paperback
Price: £24.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A good distill., 29 Sept. 2007
A good distilled view of the world and concepts of mind and reality through Jungian thought.


The Hero with a Thousand Faces
The Hero with a Thousand Faces
by Joseph Campbell
Edition: Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The One., 29 Sept. 2007
This was one of the most infuential works in modern day, presenting the answer to many questions of myth. It has also inspired many to construct better modern day stories; from books to films.


Kafka On The Shore (Vintage Magic)
Kafka On The Shore (Vintage Magic)
by Haruki Murakami
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So different, 29 Sept. 2007
I was 'forced' to read it by a friend - never have I been so glad! Wonderful book full of weird twists and turns. It re-awakens the child within.


The Sickening Mind: Brain, Behaviour, Immunity and Disease
The Sickening Mind: Brain, Behaviour, Immunity and Disease
by Paul R. Martin
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enlightening, 29 Sept. 2007
A must read for reductionists and mystics alike. For reductionists: it might change your mind to look beyond the material world for the cause and cure of disease. For the mystic: a ray of light in the skeptic post Victorian world of cold materialistic empiricism.


The Future of Music: Manifesto for the Digital Music Revolution
The Future of Music: Manifesto for the Digital Music Revolution
by Susan Gedutis Lindsay
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read, 29 Sept. 2007
This is a good read for musicians and producers alike. It gives an insight into the prospects of the future of music, but it lacks the practical advice of The Future of the Music Business.


Future of the Music Business: How to Succeed with the New Digital Technologies
Future of the Music Business: How to Succeed with the New Digital Technologies
by Steve Gordon
Edition: Paperback

2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enlightening, 29 Sept. 2007
A book that is a must for all bands and musical artists. It will set you free from the archaic clutches of the cruel music world.


The Scientist, the Madman, the Thief and their Lightbulb
The Scientist, the Madman, the Thief and their Lightbulb
by Keith Tutt
Edition: Paperback

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A journey into the love and hate of energy..., 29 Sept. 2007
This book will open one's eyes to the blood sweat and tears in the quest of ideal energy.


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