Douglas Eden

Helpful votes received on reviews: 80% (12 of 15)
Location: London, United Kingdom


Top Reviewer Ranking: 385,524 - Total Helpful Votes: 12 of 15
Four Films From Fellini: La Dolce Vita, I Vitellon&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Federico Fellini
The films are all classics. That's why I bought them. But, for some reason, the disc for 8 1/2 displays only the first line of the subtitles on each frame, so the disc is useless to any non-Italian speaker. The print for 8 1/2 also is dull. These failings put me in mind of bootleg recordings. The print of La Dolce Vita, on the other hand, is excellent in quality and subtitling. Unless the 8 1/2 disc is corrected and replaced, I would recommend avoiding this issue.
Britten: Peter Grimes on Aldeburgh Beach [Arthaus:&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Alan Oke
12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Having applauded Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears at the 1961 revival of Peter Grimes at the old Sadlers Wells, I was at least as strongly moved by this historic undertaking in June 2013 if not more so. The beach and ocean at Aldeburgh, which Britten's home for many years overlooked and where fishermen's huts still dominate the shore, provided the inspiration for much if not most of the music in the first and possibly greatest post-war opera. I have often strolled along the beach at Aldeburgh with Britten's Grimes interludes playing in my head and punctuated with the roar of the waves where they originated. In June 2013 I sat with my love and 1800 others on temporary stands on the beach… Read more