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Shooting the Past by Stephen Poliakoff
Shooting the Past by Stephen Poliakoff
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars shooting the past, 11 Oct 2002
The mere title of this book is enough to draw in audiences and almost command their attention. It has a very effective double meaning, both a simple description of taking photographs (ie shooting) the past and capable of producing an evocative reaction from the reader, in its most literal sense.
One of the main themese running throughout this book - or, rather, the script from the T.V. production - is highlighting the differences between the past and the present, yet exploring how these are ultiamtely linked.
Most of the story takes place at the Fulhum Photographic Collection, which houses 10million photos taken during the nineteenth century and twentieth century. Many of the… Read more
A Beautiful Mind [VHS] [2002] <b>VHS</b> ~ Russell Crow&hellip
A Beautiful Mind [VHS] [2002] VHS ~ Russell Crowe|Ed Harris|Jennifer Connelly
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
He was excellent as Maximus in Gladiator, but when he returns here he proves he is no one-hit wonder.
In this film, Crowe plays the character of John Nash, a real-life mathematician who also battled with schizophrenia. What gives the film an almost epic feel is that it begins with Nash entering college for the first time, and takes us all the way throughout his life at different stages. It draws you in, and adds a certain depth to the film.
What also works is the strong acting on display. Firstly, Russell Crowe is maginificent as John Nash, playing the part of the troubled genius with conviction and style, and the rest of the cast don't disappoint.

In short, one of the… Read more
Deathtrap Dungeon (Fighting Fantasy Gamebook 3) by Ian Livingstone
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
I can remember, at the age of about 10, first picking up this book and thinking how different it looked from any I'd seen. An adventure where I got to choose the ending? Where I got to fight the monsters? As I read the book I gradually became more and more involved with the book. It is certainly very imaginaitve. There are any number of ways you can progress and, for each of them, there are many different adversaries to face. Deathtrap Dungeon has often been hailed the best in the FF series and there is a lot of truth to this statement. The most memorable monsters for me were the Rock Grub - I'm sure people had nightmares about this! - and Poison Ivy. However, there is much more to the book… Read more

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