N. Redford

Helpful votes received on reviews: 55% (42 of 76)
Location: Manchester, UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,404,385 - Total Helpful Votes: 42 of 76
Keep Breathing by Adam Grace
Keep Breathing by Adam Grace
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I was unsure about reading this book as I normally stick to romantic and classical literature and also, as a young person, I didn't think I'd be interested in a book about pensioners. But it was a present so I thought I'd give it a go. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the author managed to capture my attention right from the beginning and I found that I couldn't put it down! It's not predictable at all and I actually found it quite exciting. Howard, the main character, is easy to like and the author really manages to bring him to life - I found myself really rooting for him and his family. The premise is really unusual as well, I have never read a book like it and is very… Read more
Jane Eyre (BBC) [2007] [DVD] [2006] <b>DVD</b> ~ Ruth Wilson
16 of 37 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A complete let down, 15 July 2007
I have seen a few versions of Jane Eyre, the 1983 one with Timothy Dalton being by far the best and this being one of the worst. All the way through there is a rushed feeling like there isn't enough time to fit everything in, even though if better use had been made of the time this could have been done this easily. The 1983 production was cut down to 4 hours for vhs and does not have this feeling at all. Ruth Wilson is terrible as Jane Eyre - bland, colourless and passionless. Jane is meant to be quiet but passionate. Wilson is totally unsuitable for the part in appearance also - she is far too tall and has an accent whereas Jane, being brought up in a well-bred family would speak… Read more
Jane Eyre [DVD] [1996] <b>DVD</b> ~ William Hurt
Jane Eyre [DVD] [1996] DVD ~ William Hurt
5 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful, 15 July 2007
This version of Jane Eyre is the worst I have ever seen, even worse than the Ruth Wilson/Toby Stevens dramatisation and that was pretty bad. This is just not the story of Jane Eyre. The film is rushed, untrue to the book and the leads are terrible. Gainsbourg just doesn't have what it takes to be Jane and Hurt isn't much better. Also there is absolutely no chemistry between them. The film somehow manages to convey a bastardised version of the story without any emotion at all and It misses out parts of the book that are crucial to the story. Also, Charlotte Bronte was very clear in her description of Rochester and Jane - Jane is very small and somewhere in-between dark and fair. Rochester is… Read more