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Fingerprints of the Gods
Fingerprints of the Gods
by Graham Hancock
Edition: Paperback

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Time to review your ideas of history., 29 Sep 2007
With his well researched book, Hancock challenges the dogma of our everyday belief in western concepts of Victorian age history and science. An important read.


The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers
The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers
by Christopher Vogler
Edition: Paperback

14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read., 29 Sep 2007
A great book not just for writers and film makers, but for everyone. Based on the Monomyth concept as populirized by comparative mythologist Joseph Campbell, the book explores the subconsious archetypal world of the mysterious human mind, and show how it could be used to compose better fiction.


Apocalypse 2012: An optimist investigates the end of civilization
Apocalypse 2012: An optimist investigates the end of civilization
by Lawrence E. Joseph
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Serious topic with a pinch of salt., 24 Sep 2007
Although it is written in a humurous manner, the author still addresses the serious dilemmas that we face as humanity in the 21st century.

It is a good read - it might just shake the reader from it's stupor to realise that all's not too well in the world right now and that we might turn things around, or not...


Beyond 2012: Catastrophe or Ecstasy - A Complete Guide to End-of-time Predictions
Beyond 2012: Catastrophe or Ecstasy - A Complete Guide to End-of-time Predictions
by Geoff Stray
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.17

23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!, 24 Sep 2007
2012 is a topic with a lot of diverse and sometimes silly opinions, but this book is different. It tackles the bull by the horns in the most objective way possible and is by far the best researched book on this topic I have come accross. From past religious prophecies to present researched opinions; from Eastern philosophies to Western dogma - it all neatly ties together in a thought provoking conclusion.


Secrets in the Fields: The Science and Mysticism of Crop Circles
Secrets in the Fields: The Science and Mysticism of Crop Circles
by Fred Silva
Edition: Paperback

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You've come this far..., 24 Sep 2007
If you're reading this review, then you are the right person to buy the book. It is a very well researched book and explains in debth the science and the mysteries of these pictograms. Yes, there are hoax circles, but then there are those saturated with unexplainable phenomena which rules out the cheap and cheerful hoaxes.

Buy the book - you won't regret it...


Supernatural: Meetings with the Ancient Teachers of Mankind
Supernatural: Meetings with the Ancient Teachers of Mankind
by Graham Hancock
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.39

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Important Read, 24 Sep 2007
I found answers in this book which I have long been searching for. It is not a book for the reductionist or rationalist who wants easily digestable answers to go with binary thinking patterns. In stead it is a book for those who are looking beyond the veil of rational thinking; those searching for the mostly difficult to digest answers to the archetypal meaning of their dreams that haunt them so.

'Supernatural' is well researched with no 'stab in the dark' tactics. It takes the reader from the present to the past, and from your comfortable belief system to one that challenges. It might just be the book that - sometime in the future - sheds light on topics ranging from misunderstood and maltreated scizophrenia to the origins of mankind's mind.


Proof [DVD]
Proof [DVD]
Dvd ~ Gwyneth Paltrow
Offered by MEDIA-MOST-WANTED
Price: £5.63

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant minimalist drama., 30 Nov 2006
This review is from: Proof [DVD] (DVD)
This film had so many bad box office reviews, which just shows again that 'professional' film critics are writing with their egos in mind, and not the film.

Proof, based on the Pulitzer Prize winning stageplay by David Auburn is an excellent film . It focuses on relathionships, past and present, with the fine line between genius and madness as theme.

The basic sypnopsis, is that of a young women (Catherine) stuck in emotional limbo after her genius, but also scizophrenic father dies. Tormented not only by her guilt, sorrow and anger with her father's passing, she also has to endure the irritating presence of her insensitive sister who suspects her of being 'nuts' herself, as well as a would be boyfriend who stands on indecision of belief. Through the course of the film, there are traces of Catherine being a genius herself, but is cleverly balanced by suspicion of possible insanity.

The film is well directed by 'Shakespeare in Love's' John Madden, using basic and intimate settings with focus on character development instead of glossy cinematography.

But it is the character portayal that has fascinated me most, notably so from Gwyneth Paltrow, who has had an unfair dose of bad criticism. Paltrow's performances have always been subtle, focusing on her characters' inner being, instead of using grand sweeps of theatrics. Somehow, she knows how deep the camera reaches within and only gives that traceable amount of energy which leaves the audiences guessing the true nature of, especially the character of Catherine. I applaude her for the portrayal of this role.

Hope Davis has been brilliantly cast, and portrays Catherine's sister zealously. Jake Glynhaal too is one of his generation's best newcomers, and is definitely one to watch. Anthony Hopkins shines as usual, and couldn't be better cast.

Proof is a brilliant film for those who like minimalist drama and character development. Well worth watching and buying.


The Majestic [DVD] [2001]
The Majestic [DVD] [2001]
Dvd ~ Jim Carrey
Price: £2.74

6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good hearted cinema., 14 Dec 2003
This review is from: The Majestic [DVD] [2001] (DVD)
Set in the times of the cold war communism which hunt in Hollywood, Jim Carrey's character is accused of being one of the artists in hollywood being a communist. To flee from it all, he accidently drives off a bridge, and finds himself with amnesia in a strange town full of wonderful people, mistaking him for a long lost friend.
A fable at that, but so beautifully told, as only Frank Darabont can. With wonderful performances, especially from Jim Carrey and accurate homage to America in those sweet yet stormy days.
Wonderful cast, cinematography and music. And as it should be, a good story well told.
The Majestic is a descent film for those who still long for the 'good old films' of yesteryear. A must see.


Mulholland Drive [DVD] [2002]
Mulholland Drive [DVD] [2002]
Dvd ~ Naomi Watts
Offered by DVDBayFBA
Price: £8.36

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surreal Celluloid, 13 Dec 2003
There are films for making money, and there are works of art. This is certainly the latter. Not for the average popcorn chewer, this is a film for the serious film addict.
The film is set in Hollywood with characters and stories interwoven into a thick and luscious surreal Lynchian carpet.
Mulholland Drive should not be 'interpreted', but only experienced. Your subconscious will do the work every night you go to sleep, for this film will never leave you.
Beautifully constructed with wonderful performances, sound design and Badelementi scoring the film in deep and brooding tones. David Lynch always leaves the viewer with inexplainable 'feelings' resulting from 'ordinary' characters in surreal worlds using contrasting colours, tones and music. Watch out for Naomi Watts. There are moments in this film where her acting genius grips you at the pit of your stomach.
If you liked previous Lynch films and you're not a Hollywood discipel, this will be a must for your collection.


Producing Great Sound for Digital Video (CMP Books)
Producing Great Sound for Digital Video (CMP Books)
by Jay Rose
Edition: Paperback

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 9 Oct 2003
My review is short. If you are an independant film maker using digital media and your sound sucks, then this is the book for you. Well, let me continue why.
The book starts with basic sound theory (which everyone needs, believe me) and works through to technical advice that works. It covers everything, from the space you record in via mike and cable to recoding devices and media.
Well illustrated and clearly written.
Sound is 'tres important'. Most aspiring film makers forget that people will forgive mistakes made visually, but never with your sound. Poor sound is hideous.
Make the investment in your future. Buy this book.


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