Gary F. Cramer

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 60% (32 of 53)
Location: Voorschoten, The Netherlands
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,390,373 - Total Helpful Votes: 32 of 53
The Lands of Ice and Fire (Song of Ice & Fire) by George R. R. Martin
13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Perhaps it is my fault for not reading the description carefully, but I was expecting an atlas style book that could be conveniently referred to as I am reading. What is provided are several self contained maps, quite large. To make matters worse, they are folder in such a way that you cannot tell which map you are looking at until you have opened it. As there are a dozen maps, this becomes an annoyance. The maps are beautiful and informative but unfortunately are badly presented.
Lord Of The Flies [DVD] [1990] <b>DVD</b> ~ Balthazar Getty
Lord Of The Flies [DVD] [1990] DVD ~ Balthazar Getty
19 of 37 people found the following review helpful
I know it's fashionable for the literary snobs to pan this adaptation of The Lord Of The Flies. Why an American cast, why in color, why bother remaking the 1963 film ?? Why not. The story, with only minor changes remains in tact, the morality holds fast. Perhaps the updating will lend itself to a newer generation that would not as easily identify with British early 60s slang and temperment. The 90s remake benefits, among other things, from the brilliant musical score of Phillip Sarde. The cinematography is gorgeous in it's deadly beauty. And it's well acted.