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Death In Venice [1971] [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Dirk Bogarde
Death In Venice [1971] [DVD] DVD ~ Dirk Bogarde
I watched this on the advice of a friend and I was most definitely struck by it. For the cheap price at which its on sale, it is most definitely worth a purchase.

The two things that struck me most about it were the general lack of dialogue in the film at all. The protagonist, von Aschenbach, exchanges brief words with the minor characters and none at all with the boy, Tadzio. Most of the verbal exchange takes place in Aschenbach's own mind as he re-simulates debates and arguments with his old friend about the nature of beauty and of art.

Aschenbach's obsession with asceticism and purity against his friend's praise of depravity seem then to be replayed in Aschenbach's… Read more
Allure Homme by Chanel Eau de Toilette Splash 50ml by Chanel
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Value, 5 Jun 2012
For a scent that works for any occasion, time of day and season, I would heartily recommend Chanel pour Homme. It's clear, crisp refreshing, with an underlying woodiness that prevents from being too invasive in the nostrils. It also avoids the extremes which men's scents can have - that is either being too sweet or perfume-like, or being so overpoweringly masculine that it raises questions about the need to assert that masculinity so much. It is nicely balanced.

Like any scent it works best when combined with the shower gel, deodorant (unless you use a plain antiperspirant) and aftershave moisturiser but I think it also combines well with anything. It is nicely balanced as a… Read more
High Fashion in the Church: The Place of Church Ve&hellip by Pauline Johnstone
4.0 out of 5 stars Rather lovely!, 29 May 2012
Pauline Johnson's book is a lovely little introductory survey of the development of the style and use of vestments in the in west. Clearly shoaling showing the draping, flowing vestments of the early church (themselves originally variations of ordinary dress) through practicality and fashion and devotion were cut away to the style depicted on the front, and also how trends in church fashion brought the west to the strong preference, in England at least, during the nineteenth century for a return to ealier gothic styles.

This change in the nineteenth can be seen in the context of the romantic mediaevalism common at the time in architecture, literature and history and also an… Read more

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