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Chanel Chanel [VHS]
Chanel Chanel [VHS]

5.0 out of 5 stars Haunting exploration of the mystique of the House of Chanel, 21 Oct 2004
This review is from: Chanel Chanel [VHS] (VHS Tape)
Known best as cool, decadent, Catholic Julia Flyte of "Brideshead Revisited," the actress narrates this haunting documentary on the House of Chanel. The music of Satie is interwoven with the lonely story of Mademoiselle, and includes the modern Chanel idiom of Karl Lagerfeld. There is also some good footage of star mannequin of the 1980s, Ines de la Fressange, including a heady moment of branchee chic when Ines arranges white tulle over her face. It will be lovely to have this made avaialable again on VHS, and certainly to progress for DVD. In addition to many photos and as best a history as can be culled from a cagey woman of legend, there are interviews with the late Chanel (subtitled) and newer interviews with Lagerfeld. An excellent video documentary, made iwth care and attention to detail, always with the poignancy of doomed affairs and lost artists for a woman who craved independence as much as freedom from her compulsion for it!

The Old Straight Track: Its Mounds, Beacons, Moats, Sites and Mark Stones
The Old Straight Track: Its Mounds, Beacons, Moats, Sites and Mark Stones
by Alfred Watkins
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.99

21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A gorgeous, thick compendium of Britain's aged sight lines., 14 Feb 2002
Excellent, early-century guide to the fascinating ley lines that criss cross Britain. These lines were amply pushed by creating notches in mountains, clearing land to view old church centers and of course the pagan mounds we all know so little about. Watkins's book is a delight and inspiring. Go back in time when people had to rely on contours and landmarks from many miles away. Sometimes older is better. Check it out!
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