R. Lewis

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 65% (15 of 23)
Location: Stevenage, England
 

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Brilliant Britain by Jane Peyton
Brilliant Britain by Jane Peyton
This book appears to glaringly neglect traditions of Northern Ireland including the Twelfth of July. I think she actually hates Britain.
The Day The Country Died [2007] [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Roy Wallace
6 of 12 people found the following review helpful
The invention of film allowed for moving pictures, a concept lost on the makers of this lamentable `Power Point' demonstration. Much of the running time comprises of badly rendered computer images, scanned flyers, and photos replayed one after the other in an almost fit educing strobe effect that becomes highly irritating after just a few seconds.

There is also meaningless still photos of 1990's era riot police which seem completely out of context with the 80's Anarcho Punk which is supposed to be the subject of this documentary.

Few insights are gained through watching this despite the obvious potential to delve deeper into the bands, lifestyle and aesthetics of a… Read more
The Jam - The Complete Jam [DVD] [2004] <b>DVD</b> ~ Jam
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Jam on the air., 14 July 2005
Some very interesting TV appearences which give the viewer some idea as to what it might have been like to turn on your TV during the punk era and see bands like 'The Jam' on the air. It's a shame there wasn't more of the presenters, for example Marc Bolan's show only briefly show's him introducing the band and I would have liked to have seen more to get an overall idea of the show. There's also a brilliant segment from Swedish TV which has Paul being snide and rude to the presenter. He obviously just wanted to perform music. That said the live performances are very powerful and great for the likes of me who wasn't even born until 'The Jam' split up. Recomended.

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