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Bergman Island ( Ingmar Bergman - 3 dokumentärer om film, teater, Fårö och livet av Marie Nyreröd )
Bergman Island ( Ingmar Bergman - 3 dokumentärer om film, teater, Fårö och livet av Marie Nyreröd )
Dvd ~ Ingmar Bergman
Offered by DaaVeeDee-uk
Price: £30.69

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb edition - 3 documentaries, 21 Jun 2014
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This DVD contains the full (uncut) 3 documentaries by Marie Nyrerod (2004) each is 58 minutes so far better than the edited Criterion version which is only 85 minutes.
The 3 full documentaies are (1) Berman and films; (2) Bergman and Theatre; (3) Bergman and Faro
Far more insight into Ingmar Bergman from these full versions.


Countryman [1983] [DVD]
Countryman [1983] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Countryman
Offered by Books2anywhereUS
Price: £7.04

5.0 out of 5 stars exceptional man countryman, 14 May 2014
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This review is from: Countryman [1983] [DVD] (DVD)
rare type of film where the beauty of the simple life excels - Countryman is an exceptional person and the film is about himself - the story line is unimportant as the film portrays his simple life as art - don't worry about plot "but see how Countryman runs", a superb athlete, deep thinker and rasta - also meet obeah man Sadu Baba - love Jamaica

Also included is a short extra - interview with director Dickie Jobson / Chris Blackwell, and Michael Thomas from Rolling Stone mag.


DVD NAPOLA
DVD NAPOLA
Offered by nagiry
Price: £6.66

5.0 out of 5 stars Napola = Before the Fall, 30 April 2014
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This review is from: DVD NAPOLA (DVD)
The German language version has been repackaged and released as "Before the Fall" with English subtitles. The front menu has been changed to show "Before the Fall" but the credits still show "Napola" - otherwise it is the exact same film, 110 minutes.


Fassbinder Collection [DVD] [1970] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Fassbinder Collection [DVD] [1970] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Ron Randell

5.0 out of 5 stars Contains "Whity" and "Pioneers in Ingolstadt", 21 April 2014
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He's been called everything from a petty tyrant to the last great filmmaker of the 20th century. In little more than a decade, Rainer Werner Fassbinder created an amazing legacy of 43 films and, by his death at the age of 37, had destroyed boundaries, redefined genres, and changed the course of world cinema. The lush widescreen western "Whity" (1970, 95 min.), winner of two German Oscars, centers on a slave who becomes the obsession of a demented family intent on disposing of one another. Presented in a beautifully restored anamorphic 2.35:1 widescreen transfer. "Pioneers in Ingolstadt" (1970, 87 min.), Fassbinder's first film to be invited to the Cannes and New York Film Festivals, alternates between perverse comedy and melancholy as a group of young German recruits building a wooden bridge in the town of Ingolstadt seeks relief from their boredom with alcohol, acts of brutality, and sexual escapades. A fierce cinematic talent, Fassbinder was hailed at the time by Vincent Canby as the most original filmmaker since Jean-Luc Godard.


James the Brother of Jesus
James the Brother of Jesus
by Robert Eisenman
Edition: Paperback
Price: £16.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Needs much patience to read, 5 April 2014
Obviously a great scholar but . . in my view this book needs very serious editing. It should be edited at least to a third of its size and better focused - we do not need to be told every iota of the author's research - then I might have had more patience to pursue reading. Perhaps I am at fault, but I wish the author could have got more quickly to the point and ramble less, for here less would be better.


Jesus and the Politics of his Day (Cambridge Paperback Library)
Jesus and the Politics of his Day (Cambridge Paperback Library)
by E. Bammel
Edition: Paperback
Price: £39.68

3.0 out of 5 stars Essays against Brandon - Jesus and the Zealots, 16 Mar 2014
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I think readers should be aware that this book (a collection of 26 essays) has the purpose of seeking to rebut the work of another author - from page 4: "If Brandon's picture is wrong, it can only be rebutted by a series of detailed methodological, historical and exegetical studies such as this book sets out to provide". In my opinion they fail. The work these essays are against is S G F Brandon's "Jesus and the Zealots" - I think readers might be better advised to read the original which is from someone who thinks, rather than these 'experts' who use scripture as the inviolable word of God (rather than consider the purpose of the writer) to rebut anyone who thinks for himself or herself.


Omeros
Omeros
by Derek Walcott
Edition: Paperback
Price: £15.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Omeros - rediscovered masterpiece!, 16 Dec 2013
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This review is from: Omeros (Paperback)
Absolutely delightful to read again and discover much autobiographical St Lucia content - now I can see this as the sequel volume of autobiography of which "Another Life" was the first (for "Another Life" I recommend Edward Baugh's Annotated edition, which for me became the key to Walcott). For example, Omeros Chapter 32 is a moving tribute to his mother . . "frail as a swift, gripping the verandah . . it was another country . . . I knew but could not connect with my mind, like my mother's amnesia; untranslatable answers . . ." Somehow I think that these epic poems should be read as two volumes of one work, one life, the life of Derek Walcott.


Another Life: Fully Annotated
Another Life: Fully Annotated
by Derek Walcott
Edition: Paperback
Price: £24.71

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Life - Annotated version - a Masterpiece, 7 Dec 2013
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Having been a fan of, and having persisted with, Derek Walcott's 'Another Life' for a long time, I found this edition to be a wonderful help. The poem is set out in full first, then followed by the critical essays and the annotations. The difficulties are removed. For me, with this aid and new-found understanding, it was an epiphany, strangely like reading 'Another Life' for the first time with true understanding - on a new level - a wonderful experience indeed. I highly recommend this book.


9/11: Commemorative Collection [DVD]
9/11: Commemorative Collection [DVD]
Price: £14.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding, 5 Oct 2013
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Totally excellent as the definitive commemorative collection from Discovery Channel. The five discs are as follows:
1. After the Towers fell - 43mins - starts at 4min before the first (South) Tower collapses
2. Rebuilding lives - 55mins - very moving stories of some who were deeply affected
3. Firefighters - 45mins - NYFD captivating stories
4. Pentagon - 1hr 27 min - features Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Myers - outstanding
5. Heroes of the 88th Floor - 1hr 28min - totally moving featuring survivors

Note that although the first disc starts just before the first collapse, film footage of the planes hitting both towers is featured elsewhere on discs 2 and 5. This collection is definitive and nothing more is needed. Highly recommended.


Goodmans Freeview Automatic Set Up and Auto Retune Twin Scart Digital Set Top Box
Goodmans Freeview Automatic Set Up and Auto Retune Twin Scart Digital Set Top Box
Price: £21.80

47 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars standby settings no problem, 20 April 2012
Just thought I would add this as one customer said it "kept going into standby" and this makes people think there is a problem. There isn't.

The solution is on page 71 of the User Guide. When you set up the "auto-standby" setting will be "on" and so will default to satndby after 3 hours. You just need to turn this setting to "off" by using the remote control:

Menu - Configuration - System parameters - Auto-standby settings

all works fine
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