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N. J. Richards "elston_njr" (Kent, UK)

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Totoro 11" Smiling Plush Doll By Tiny Deal
Totoro 11" Smiling Plush Doll By Tiny Deal
Offered by Tiny Direct Deal
Price: 18.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Daughter loves it!, 4 Nov 2013
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As a big fan of the film my daughter was over the moon to receive this for her birthday! She loves it!

Peppa Pig My First Ready Bed
Peppa Pig My First Ready Bed

3.0 out of 5 stars Not really a toy, 13 Sep 2010
= Durability:2.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:1.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:1.0 out of 5 stars 
Very good although the blow-up bed had a small puncture which had to be repaired with the puncture repair kit suppiled. Overall a good product.

Alternative Scriptwriting: Rewriting the Hollywood Formula: Successfully Breaking the Rules
Alternative Scriptwriting: Rewriting the Hollywood Formula: Successfully Breaking the Rules
by Ken Dancyger
Edition: Paperback
Price: 20.29

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good information spoilt by sloppy mistakes, 28 Sep 2007
This book has a lot of solid information on how to write and analyse screenplays and breaking out of the standard "Hollywood" three-act structure as outlined by Syd Field etc. Undermining this are some silly errors which make you doubt the rest of the solid information

To give a few examples of the errors that I spotted:
They call the main character in Hitchcock's Vertigo by two different names (it's Scottie not Johnny); misspell Nabokov, Clouzot, Joe Mantegna, Dovzhenko; call Robert De Niro's character in The King of Comedy Rupert Popkin (it's actually Pupkin); confuse the director of Muriel's Wedding P.J. Hogan with Crocodile Dundee actor Paul Hogan; think Louis Malle's Murmur of the Heart is a "classic war film" (they must mean Malle's Lacombe Lucien); and finally (on page 216) can't quite decide whether Yojimbo and Seven Samurai are remakes of classic Westerns or inspired them. To quote: "Kurosawa made a gangster film, High and Low, as well as two films remade from classic Westerns, The Seven Samurai remade as The Maginificent Seven, and Yojimbo, remade as A Fistful of Dollars." I think they mean remade INTO but it would leave most people scratching their heads. Surely a moment checking these things wouldn't be too much trouble.

Once Focal Press properly copy-edit this book for the next edition I would certainly recommend it but until then it might be better to stick with Syd Field, Robert McKee or one of their many colleagues.

Price: 9.99

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful Recording, 30 Nov 2004
This review is from: Artisticallycryme (Audio CD)
The music on this album would be great (3-4 out of 5 stars) if you could actually hear it. In reality it sounds as if a member of the Swedish audience has a tape recorder in his jacket pocket. It's muffled, distant and badly recorded. Avoid unless you have everything and must have this to complete your collection.

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