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The Proposition [DVD]
The Proposition [DVD]
Dvd ~ Ray Winstone
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Price: £5.22

10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A hidden gem, 17 May 2006
This review is from: The Proposition [DVD] (DVD)
I have to say that this is one of the most brutal, savage and best westerns i have ever seen. It brilliantly captures the lawlessness, heat and despiration of the frontier town- a place all too cutesy in so many american westerns. The attention to detail, from the dusty streets, flies and worn clothing to the rotting teeth of the cowboys makes it so much more believable than other productions.

The shots in the gunfights ring out like sledgehammer blows in a welcome antithesis to the half million bullet gunfights offerered the matrix et al. which actually contributes to it's hard edged reality. This is a story which doesn't let up from beginning to end, and a worthwhile addition to any collection.

State of Fear
State of Fear
by Michael Crichton
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £17.99

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars return to form...almost, 24 Jan. 2006
This review is from: State of Fear (Hardcover)
After his recent disappointing novels, this book was a pleasant surprise. Although no Jurassic Park, it holds the reader more effectively than some of his latest efforts, although it does become slightly ridiculous in parts. This is a shame as techno-thrillers like Chrichton's work need to have a strong reality element to keep the reader really believing in the charecters and the plot. Earthquake machines, however convincingly portrayed, stretch my suspension of disbelief to breaking point.
One other point worth bearing in mind is that a lot of the material cited in this book has recently been disproved in journals such as Nature since it was printed. Interested readers should consult the New Scientist website, or for a more in depth view the website for the journal Nature.
overall, a pleasing and enjoyable read, but one that shouldn't be taken as absolute fact.

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