A. M. Chugg

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Alexander the Great and the Mystery of the Elephan&hellip by Frank L Holt
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
This is perhaps the most narrowly focussed book on Alexander that I know of, dealing as it does with just one set of three coin types of the King. Surprisingly, however, it ranks alongside Mary Renault's more general biography of Alexander as a compulsively good read. This is a great story, skillfully told with a convincing and satisfying denouement. It was also a considerable pleasure to see some of the more ridiculous modern character assassinations of Alexander expertly debunked. (And I'm not at all influenced in my opinions by the fact that one of my articles is among Holt's references!)
Romeo And Juliet [DVD] [1968] <b>DVD</b> ~ Leonard Whiting
Romeo And Juliet [DVD] [1968] DVD ~ Leonard Whiting
95 of 96 people found the following review helpful
Appropriately enough, Zeffirelli's masterful production had its cinematic debut in the "Summer of Love". It is certainly an authentic reflection of the youthful exuberance and vigour of its era. Yet it also succeeds brilliantly in capturing the colour and atmosphere of the Renaissance in Italy. It was filmed on location in Tuscany and Umbria and many of its scenes are so gorgeous as to seem almost like canvases by Raphael or Titian, magically brought to life. The music is also outstandingly fine and has now achieved a wide level of circulation beyond the film as a quintessential love theme.
Zeffirelli's decision to cast the leads at their correct ages has been controversial. Certainly,… Read more