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Elena Et Les Hommes
Elena Et Les Hommes
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4.0 out of 5 stars Romcom as it ought to be, 26 Feb 2014
This review is from: Elena Et Les Hommes (DVD)
Period setting, a rich visual feast. A real story. An unmissable, bravura performance by Ingrid Bergman as the Polish Princess, Elena who has an irresistible charm. Some really excellent knock about comedy. In a way "My fair lady" and "A day at the races" would be good English language companions for this lovely film. It's also interesting, as with all Renoir, to think about the political subject and the time in which it was made.

Wpa (Dlcd)
Wpa (Dlcd)
Price: 19.60

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Radical, 25 Feb 2011
This review is from: Wpa (Dlcd) (Audio CD)
The alternative country scene has produced many dissenting voices against the arch conservatism of mainstream American politics, much of this album is dedicated to subjects like the state of society and the abuse of the environment, subjects that few current country artists have the courage to address for fear of being viewed as leftist. From the outset, country has always been a political forum, root and branch and reveals all of the extreme polarization created by inequality and conflicting belief systems.
I bought this album because of Benmont Tench, who's production skills are in great demand, he is also a sometime feature of the bands performing line up and my choice was wholly justified. It's a great piece of work.
American foreign policy is written to sell capitalism, freedom of speech and democracy with a Judeo-Christian subtext, few Americans are brave enough to challenge this fiction of what America really is. Through a set of truly beautiful songs this album unpicks some of the hypocrisies at it's heart while valuing what is beautiful and best about the people and their real values.
Fortunately, all of this only occurs once you're immersed in the luxury and comfort of the sound and begin to really hear.

Deep Field (Digipack)
Deep Field (Digipack)
Price: 11.43

3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Reverence, 25 Feb 2011
This review is from: Deep Field (Digipack) (Audio CD)
The sound on this album is striking from the outset. The feeling is remarkable.
Using the sound space to create effects which compliment the songs is nothing new, nor is the use of environmental found sound material but the whole feels very dynamic.
Much the same reaction occurred listening to the songs, where nothing sounds directly innovative but which show the influence from across a broad spectrum of genre as few artists have either the knowledge or skill to bring off.
The Blues, Motown, Philadelphia Soul, experimental rock and much from the great mavericks of American modernism are incorporated into a rare, uniquely personal style which is reverentially applied to songs of great sensitivity and allure.
This is a truly great recording.

Cameraman's Revenge & Other Fantastic Tales [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Cameraman's Revenge & Other Fantastic Tales [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Ladislaw Starewicz

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Great Unknown, 28 Feb 2008
I saw "The Cameram's Revenge as part of a program of early soviet film and was completely agog at the poetic quality of the film making, the poignancy of the storytelling and the unrestrained, bawdy farce created by stop frame animation. Highly theatrical, witty and astonishingly beautifully observed, we are treated to an entomological re-reading of the very best of Feydeau or Moliere. Quite extraordinary!

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