G. Lee

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Father Brown Boxed Set [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Kenneth More
Father Brown Boxed Set [DVD] DVD ~ Kenneth More
2 of 7 people found the following review helpful
The books by G.K.Chesterton were built around ingenious plots.
Sadly this series gives little time to the mystery and instead has a group of actors (including Kenneth More, whose talent is wasted in the role of Father Brown) fill in time with boring dialogue.
By the time the murderer is revealed, you'll be thinking "That's 30 minutes of my life I'll never get back."

I gave my copy to the local charity shop - though the rubbish bin was a clear alternative.
Peter Jackson: From Gore to Mordor (Ultra Screen S&hellip by Paul A. Woods
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
From the use of Peter Jackson's name in the title I assumed that this would be a book full of insights into a remarkable film-maker, covering his life and craft.
Instead it's just a collection of articles and reviews, which have presumably all been previously published. There are only two brief interviews with Jackson (neither was made specially for this book) and the book struggles with continuity problems throughout.

Save your money and buy 'Peter Jackson: A Film-maker's Journey by Brian Sibley and Peter Jackson' instead! That is a really good read, with massive input from the great man himself.
Peter Jackson: A Film-maker's Journey by Brian Sibley
I bought this because I really respected how Peter Jackson made the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy. It turned out to be another good decision!
The book traces Jackson's fascination with film from his early work (cheap camera, friends roped in as weekend actors and home-made special effects) all the way through Tolkien's epic to 'King Kong' (major studio production, top actors, state-of-the art computer graphics).
We learn about the demands of film-making at various levels, coping with financing from National Film Institutes and Hollywood studios and the relentless pressure of deadlines.
I felt sad when I read about Jackson in his early days turning up at a remote film location… Read more