Ms. E. S. J. Webb

Helpful votes received on reviews: 86% (140 of 163)
Location: England


Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,586,283 - Total Helpful Votes: 140 of 163
Thérèse Raquin (Penguin Classics) by Émile Zola
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
A brilliant book which has a simple plot, wonderful characters and the little written dialogue seems to jump off the page at you.

What has made me love this book so much is the way that Zola has writen it so that the reader wants Therese and Laurent to strive and to be in love again because they are right for each other. The reader also does not grieve for the loss of Camille.

I wish to add that if you are a coward with a vivid imagination (like myself) you may find some descriptions of the lovers scaring themselves with images of the dead Camille a little scary.
The Oscar Wilde BBC Collection : The Importance Of&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ John Gielgud
66 of 73 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth a watch, 28 Oct 2006
Although the settings for these productions are firmly in the period of Wilde they all look a little dated, however if you are able to put that aside the performances are wonderful. Especially good are Gielgud and Brett in 'The Picture Of Dorian Gray'; Joan Plowright and Paul McGann in 'The Importance Of Being Earnest' and a serprising Amanda Redman. But I did find the 70's filming of 'An Ideal Husband' too much. It felt too staged and cramped. I hired the DVDs for my daughter to see a production that wouldn't have the Hollywood treatment of messing about with Wildes dialoge. So, if you don't mind it looking a bit tired it's worth a watch
The Cat's Meow [DVD] (2001) <b>DVD</b> ~ Kirsten Dunst
The Cat's Meow [DVD] (2001) DVD ~ Kirsten Dunst
3 of 10 people found the following review helpful
I found this film rather boring. Even with a sound cast it didn't even get to the level of an Agatha Cristie who done it. I was continually wondering why Eddie Izzard played Charles Chaplin with black hair and dark brown contact lenses? When even in the films own extra features (which are mind bogglingly dull) the photographs of Chaplin show him with light hair and pale eyes.
The sets and costumes are wonderful, but having to consantly name drop and explain who the names are, because the audience is too thick to remember from one scene to the next, is very annoying and insulting - "isn't it, Mr. Chaplin who I belive makes films. " , "Oh yes it is, Mr RW Hearst. And how is you Newpaper… Read more