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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20 Digital Camera (discontin&hellip by Panasonic
28 of 32 people found the following review helpful
Overall, highly recommended. Whatever grumbles I have about the camera, the final results are usually very pleasing, and I have to remind myself that it wasn't such a long time ago that I spent not *that* much less money on the Nikon Coolpix 775 - a toy by comparison. Nevertheless, it was really as a replacement for my old film SLR camera that I was considering the FZ20, so that's the perspective from which I approach this mini-review.
It's certainly great to have such a wide zoom range at one's disposal without the need cart lots of additional paraphernalia around. The camera is relatively bulky, but this is easy to forgive, considering that 95% of the time you have everything you… Read more
Touching The Void [DVD] [2003] <b>DVD</b> ~ Simon Yates
Touching The Void [DVD] [2003] DVD ~ Simon Yates
24 of 32 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 2 Mar 2004
This film is definitely well worth seeing. Joe Simpson's nightmare descent of Siula Grande is convincingly portrayed, and the story well related in all its gruesome detail. If seeing someone pitting his wits against nature in some of the most trying circumstances imaginable inspires you, watching Touching The Void will probably be a genuinely uplifting experience.
My only criticism - and it must be a purely personal one, because I haven't seen it mentioned elsewhere - is that, although the real, live, Simpson's and Yates' commentary added much to the picture, I did actually find that the cut-aways to shots of them talking about their experiences somehow detracted from the suspense. Of… Read more
Liszt: Années de Pèlerinage (DG Collectors Edition&hellip ~ Lazar Berman
34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
This triple CD set really is a great buy, and all the better for being one of only a handful of complete recordings of Années de Pèlerinage (Years of Pilgrimage). I suppose it's not difficult to see why it's a relative rarity: there's no overarching 'concept' uniting all of the constituent works, each of them pretty much presenting its own case. And there's an obvious chronological asymmetry to the compositions too. The first two years date from the time shortly after the young Liszt ran off to Switzerland, and then Italy, with the Parisian countess, Marie d'Agoult, whereas the third year was composed as he was approaching old age. Not necessarily reasons for pianists to avoid… Read more

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