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A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (1945) All Region DVD (Region 1,2,3,4,5,6 Compatible)
A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (1945) All Region DVD (Region 1,2,3,4,5,6 Compatible)
Dvd ~ Dorothy McGuire
Offered by Seedhouse-Rare-Movies
Price: 10.00

3.0 out of 5 stars Family Film, 10 May 2014
Tradititonal family film from 1945 - strong performances from the players and good direction. Some of the scenes between the father and the daughter are a bit squeamish by today's standards. Interesting factually, as a film and as a document - they don't make movies like this anymore and there is no iconography. The issues are different these days too. As a document of 1900 Brooklyn it is a good testement to the people who lived there and the things they had to do to get by


London Calling
London Calling
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: 5.27

5.0 out of 5 stars In All Its Splendour, 9 May 2014
This review is from: London Calling (Audio CD)
It's the lyrics for me - the gravity of old and modern Spain in Spanish Bombs, the acuity of politics in Clampdown, and the downsides of executive stress in Coca Cola - it's a terrific album from spirited guys sad at the modern world. Buy it.


Come and See [DVD] [1985]
Come and See [DVD] [1985]
Dvd ~ Aleksey Kravchenko
Offered by babsbargains *** WORLDWIDE SHIPPING ***
Price: 29.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Evocative And Atmospheric, 8 May 2014
This review is from: Come and See [DVD] [1985] (DVD)
I'd heard of Come And See when it was shown on BBC 2 in 1989 - it had a cult following even then.

Finally caught up with it in 2014 and a very enjoyable 2 1/2 hours it was too: performances were superb, the photography, make-up and music, brilliant. There's a documentary feel to the film, which sets it apart from other war movies, though it is certainly no Panorama: a stylised narrative, colour-coded scenes and a dash of modernism make it an engrossing film.


No Country for Old Men
No Country for Old Men
by Cormac McCarthy
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.29

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Slicker Than 7 Ltrs of 40 w, 7 May 2014
This review is from: No Country for Old Men (Paperback)
Written in the third-person with double spacing, No Country For Old Men must have been a lot of work. Silencers, Glocks, Heckler and Koch's, shotgun's, drugs, 4 x 4's - all are fetishised by Mr. McCarthy, in a scary roman a clef.


Screamadelica
Screamadelica
Offered by Bridge_Records
Price: 3.90

5.0 out of 5 stars Landmark 90's, 4 May 2014
This review is from: Screamadelica (Audio CD)
We danced to this all night long at Hull University - big up Lynne Thomas, Phil Evans, Paul Windward, Jem Sullivan and Mark Healy - Hull Posse in the house!


The Divine Comedy
The Divine Comedy
by Clive James
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 17.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Often Right, Often Concise, 27 April 2014
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This review is from: The Divine Comedy (Hardcover)
Clive James is right about the disparity between the English and Italian languages - the equivalent word, calzolaio, in English, cobblers, is about five vowels short.

James translates The Inferno with ease and assurance, and brings the babbling quality of Italian to English literature.

James's mission to demystify one of the great works of literature may not endear him to high circles of scholarship; but it brings Italian literature to the masses which is surely a good thing.

The text itself is good value for money - Dante has been a favourite of writers for years and it's easy to see why with lines like: "and the insane applauds himself." Hell is the most fun bit and there is great philosophy here. A great primer for the real thing - if you're lucky enough to speak Italian!!!!


Dealer's Choice (Modern Classics)
Dealer's Choice (Modern Classics)
by Patrick Marber
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.69

3.0 out of 5 stars Probably about to get a dusting down, 22 April 2014
With gambling all the rage in Cameron's Britain, Dealers Choice is probably going to get programmed any time soon. I saw a second run production at The Yorkshire Playhouse, with, bizarrely, the bloke from Humphrey's House (or some such kids' TV show) in the lead. He was very good though the play is a little bit short on atmosphere - don't know what a good director could do with it but with the parlous state of theatre at the moment I guess it will turned into a musical.


About Schmidt [DVD] [2003]
About Schmidt [DVD] [2003]
Dvd ~ Jack Nicholson|Hope Davis
Offered by TwoRedSevens
Price: 3.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Eulogy For Nicholson, 20 April 2014
This review is from: About Schmidt [DVD] [2003] (DVD)
Jack's been in my life longer than most of my girlfriends (and that's Jack's dialogue) - I wrote a 5000 word essay on The Shining - sold by his wicked personality. Film stars are always of their generation - and Jack has been a leader of his.


Dead Poets Society [DVD] [1989]
Dead Poets Society [DVD] [1989]
Dvd ~ Robin Williams
Offered by The Happy Zombie
Price: 10.02

1 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Preppy Nonsense, 20 April 2014
Overprivileged kids in public school fight the system courtesy of Robin Williams - all in Gucci loafers and Burberry mackintoshes.


Willo The Wisp [DVD]
Willo The Wisp [DVD]
Dvd ~ Willo the Wisp
Price: 7.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Girls Were scared of Evil Edna!, 18 April 2014
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This review is from: Willo The Wisp [DVD] (DVD)
I hate the television industry and I am trying to make sure my neices are the same: Romilly was scared of Evil Edna - so far so good!


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