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The Best Of Marty Feldman [DVD]
The Best Of Marty Feldman [DVD]
Dvd ~ Marty Feldman

5.0 out of 5 stars Gone but not forgotten-Endured and Loved., 14 July 2014
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Marty Feldman was a wonderful man who left all of us such very dear memories. His sketches were not only humourous but very high class with the most talented scriptwriters of his era. He had always an endearingly ritzy way of turning the world potty at every opportunity and will always be sadly missed.


At Home with the Georgians [DVD] [2010]
At Home with the Georgians [DVD] [2010]
Dvd ~ Phil Cairney
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5.0 out of 5 stars MANSFIELD PARK,ONE. WUTHERING HEIGHTS, NIL., 6 July 2014
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I OFTEN ADORED DEARLY, AMANDA GOING ON ABOUT DELVING THROUGH LOVE-LETTERS; I FELT THAT SHE RECOGNISED ME VERY VERY WELL. HERE THERE ARE OIL-PAINTINGS IN MY MARBLE BATHROOM. BUT HOW MANY OF THOSE SUITORS LOST THEIR BRIDE IN THE BEDCHAIMBRE? BUT ALL THE UNWANTED BEAU ESPRITS COULD'NT SHED THE ROSEPETALS FROM SUCH A BRILLIANT SERIES. IT WAS JUST THIS EVER=HAUNTING SORROW THAT SHADED THE LIGHT OUT, FOR ME. DAMPENING THE CLOUDS.


A Woman Under the Influence (The John Cassavetes Collection) (DVD & Blu-ray) [1974]
A Woman Under the Influence (The John Cassavetes Collection) (DVD & Blu-ray) [1974]
Dvd ~ Peter Falk
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5.0 out of 5 stars A WOMAN OF OUR TIMES, 6 July 2014
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WHEN I BOUGHT THIS DRAMATIC MOVIE, IT WAS BECAUSE I KNEW THE LADY FILMSTAR'S DIRECTOR-HUSBAND JOHN CASAVETES WOULD BE BOUND TO SERVE US UP A PROPER TREAT. A THING THAT HE'D BEEN LONG-CAPABLE OF, AND HE DID'NT HALF MANAGE IT HERE, WITH HIS PROFOUNDLY COURAGEOUS EXPLORATION INTO HOW DOMESTIC RELATIONSHIPS ARE ALTERED PROFOUNDLY IN THE HOME WHEN MENTAL ILLNESS STARTS TO FORM, LEAVING HER HUSBAND PLAYED BY PETER FALK UNABLE TO COPE OR RETRIEVE HER FROM ITS HELL AND HALUCINATORY SELF TORMENT. EXPECT NO SOAP-OPERA HERE. JUST WONDERFUL ACTING FROM A CAST GROPING FOR REASON WHILE IT OBLITERATES EVERYBODY. THOUGH THE FILM GOT A NOMINATION AT THE 1974 HOLLIWOOD OSCARS, IT WAS DE-MERITTED. MARKED DOWN, FOR BEING TOO BRUTALLY LIFELIKE. YET THE FILM GUIDES YOU, AND SOMEHOW YOU STAY WITH IT. IT DOESNT QUITE DIPRESS YOU. INSTEAD, IT COMPELLS YOU ON, TO WATCH. BUT THATS CASAVETES


Street Fighting Years
Street Fighting Years
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5.0 out of 5 stars VENITAE ADORAMUS, 13 Mar 2014
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This review is from: Street Fighting Years (Audio CD)
Serene and magnificent, of a fiery source, that was hazy and could penetrate anybody with its messages. But it was still the humbling e xperience of an awesome journey; One foretold by an ascention to a more divine arrangement of airs and rhapsody. It is one not touched on, by many bands of decent rock music. For here is wholeness; a musical wrought-iron that is painted gold, and we thank God for its coming. It always surprises and delights me and energises me through its perfection. Its biggest miracle of all.


Seamus Heaney: Out of Marvellous (Celebrating Heaney at 70) [DVD]
Seamus Heaney: Out of Marvellous (Celebrating Heaney at 70) [DVD]
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Price: 9.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars INTO THE MYSTIC, 12 Mar 2014
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He is humble and generous. He is gentle. Not only kind, but embraceable. He proves to greet his fame with the same humourous affection that he gives his wife and family so selflessly. That is his gift; His supreme tenderness and his faith in observation. Everyone who needs him near, will always strive for his empathy; His soft, touching words.


The Great Poets: Rudyard Kipling (Naxos Great Poets)
The Great Poets: Rudyard Kipling (Naxos Great Poets)

5.0 out of 5 stars A MAN OF HIS TIME, 12 Mar 2014
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Rudyard Kipling comes alive in this thoughtfully chosen collection of verses spanning across his time as a writer. The actors picked to read the poems are also a deciding-factor when it comes to concidering this audio presentation, which bring into sharper focus the depth and sincerity of the great man who carried the sensitivity of a nation.


The Battle of Towton 1461 [DVD]
The Battle of Towton 1461 [DVD]
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5.0 out of 5 stars CROWN OF THORNS IN ELMET KINGDOM, 12 Mar 2014
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Terry Deary presents a simply-put, and very thought-prevoking talk on a precious tale of important regional history. Anyone with a knowledge of the battlefield will notice the lack of birdsong on that sight of futile tragedy, even today.


Instant Calm With Caron Keating [DVD]
Instant Calm With Caron Keating [DVD]

4.0 out of 5 stars NEAR TO YOU., 11 Mar 2014
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There is warmth of good, we need to touch. And now this disc demonstrates, I cannot explain its wilful imposure. Or ascertain how it emerged just after the subtifuge.Its like her shadow has come, here. And in its outline, begrudges to leave me. Its not a closeness that is ever-present. Its as if she can only stay, so long.


Irish Fairy Tales (Wordsworth Children's Classics)
Irish Fairy Tales (Wordsworth Children's Classics)
by Joseph Jacobs
Edition: Paperback
Price: 1.99

5.0 out of 5 stars CAROLAN'S WELCOES, 11 Mar 2014
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A splendid little collection, for adult or child. The purity of a nation is all to see and is found glowing here, in radiance and tradition. One of dreams and delight, and one of spirit.


Mes stars et moi
Mes stars et moi
Dvd ~ Catherine Deneuve

5.0 out of 5 stars AN AYE FOR AN EYE., 11 Mar 2014
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A fun story about an office-cleaner employed by a film studio who gets more than he bargains for, after falsifying the screen-test schdules to suit his closet-fantasies. A romantically pleasing comedy which is star-studded and lavishly produced. Affectionately entertaining and winningly well-written. You'll need to watch it twice before you start to enjoy it fully. Only then, do you realise the story might have started off as a true occurance, originally that might well have happened once, in one form or another. What's more, you get three leading ladies all in just one film. An enticing bonus, for us France-loving nuts! David Oates, quite candidly,from up in Leeds.


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