S. Rogall

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (16 of 16)
Location: Frechen-Königsdorf, NRW Deutschland
Birthday: 30 July


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The Making of The Living Daylights by Charles Helfenstein
The Making of The Living Daylights by Charles Helfenstein
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Charles Helfenstein's "The Making of THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS" is another must have-book for anyone interested in James Bond or behind-the-scenes-books that are really detailed accounts of every aspect that goes into the production of a major film. The wealth of information and rare photos is astonishing and mind-blowing. Like Helfenstein's "The Making of ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE" this new book about Timothy Dalton's first outing as James Bond is a dream come true. From the earliest story development to the casting sessions (telling us why media darlings of that time like Lewis Collins were not chosen), from the actual shooting to the post-production and reception of this very special… Read more
Catching Bullets: Memoirs of a Bond Fan by (Comedy writer) Mark O'Connell
Catching Bullets: Memoirs of a Bond Fan by (Comedy writer) Mark O'Connell
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
There are many books about James Bond. Especially this fall there will be lots of titles devoted to this legendary character and its 50 years of entertaining a mass audience.

But this one you should definitely get. Because it gets the fascination of James Bond like no other book has yet managed to.

Author Mark O'Connell understands that the allure of James Bond 007 consists not only of its massive entertainment value but also of the personal connection the audience can make with these films. Since every Bond film basically is a variation of a distinct story formula, the interesting part is how every new film manages to use this formula and re-new its appeal. This, of… Read more
The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind ~ Ben Folds Five
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect album!, 21 Sep 2012
A band that re-unites... That often smells of desperation, of cashing in after less successful times.

Well, Ben Folds certainly did not need to reunite with his two excellent bandmates from Ben Folds Five because he has established a remarkable and highly successful solo career.

So this new BFF album definitely was not made because of monetary reasons (and if it was it never sounds like it). Folds obviously wanted to work again in this format. And the result is one of the most hauntingly beautiful and fun albums of the year. It is filled with perfect melodies and lyrics, arranged with vibrant but never self-important ideas and virtuoso timing. In a better world this… Read more

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