Peter Marshall

Helpful votes received on reviews: 80% (66 of 82)
Location: Fife


Top Reviewer Ranking: 537,208 - Total Helpful Votes: 66 of 82
Almanya (DVD) Willkommen in Deutschland Min: 97DD5&hellip
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What Subtitles, 17 Aug 2013
I bought this DVD as I heard great reviews for it. The product information claimed English Subtitles. No. You can choose German or Turkish language and Turkish or German sub-titles. I sent it to relatives in Munich so not all was lost - if you have relatives who speak German that is.
Archipelago [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Tom Hiddleston
Archipelago [DVD] DVD ~ Tom Hiddleston
3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Poor Tristan, 19 July 2011
Of course dear Tristan will never be a lecturer in Film Studies (see the review above) and I suppose that we should be thankful for that. Sure this is not a great film but it is a very good film that is thoughtful in its execution and that dares to be different.
The camera technique follows in the tradition of the Japanese master Ozu whose use of the static camera deliberately placed the viewer as a voyeur, unlike Hollywood aesthetics which try to create the illusion that the viewer is in the story - viz 3D and surround sound.
The mis-en-scene, light values, editing and script of 'Archipelago' all come together to show a dysfunctional family who have forgotten how to communicate… Read more
Genuine Negro Jig ~ Carolina Chocolate Drops
Genuine Negro Jig ~ Carolina Chocolate Drops
22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Lost Tradition Found, 21 Jun 2010
The Applachians have always been associated with blue grass and the white music of the lost provinces of North Carolina and the Blue Ridge mountains. Slave labour was as useful in the mountains as the Mississippi Delta and by the mid 19th century there was a considerable black musical presence in North Carolina and Virginia which drew on the Scots and Irish music traditions as their African roots. The Carolina Chocolate Drops are superbly gifted musicians who bring alive this tradition along with rag-time blue grass and traditional British folk tunes. 'Snowden's Jig' (the genuine negro jig of the title) dates from Appalachia 1850 and sits comfortably with the up tempo novelty song… Read more

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