Patrick Selitrenny

Patrick S. Selitrenny Actor-Director-Writer
Helpful votes received on reviews: 89% (324 of 363)
Location: Switzerland a.k.a. Helvetia Felix
Birthday: 20 Jan
In My Own Words:
I am a 57 years old stage actor and director.
Reviewing movies is just a past time for me, but is a part of what I do for a living.
My interests span from History to Literature and from Science Fiction to Science Fact.
Music is another one of my passions, especially when one talks of Symphonies, Musical Poems and Orchestral Scores for Movies.
Another of my hobbies is to build historic accurate dio… Read more

I like to read History Books, mainly about the Middle Ages and WWII. Also Biographies of Rulers, Scientists and other Artists, not forgetting period plays. I am interested in all kind of movies made by the great Masters. I also study them. I often li… Read more


Top Reviewer Ranking: 109,395 - Total Helpful Votes: 324 of 363
Christmas at Downton Abbey (2011) [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Hugh Bonneville
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
This is actually an addendum to my previous review of "Downton Abbey" (Season 1 & 2) DVD pack.

Having now finally found the time to watch this, I must say I am as impressed as ever. I had suspected a cheerful "Christmas Carol"-style account, and I was gifted with a thrilling, fascinating and highly involving eighty minutes episode that rounds Season 2 up and leads directly into what I really hope will reveal itself to be a very promising Third Season.

Allow me to apologize for my silly enthusiasm here. Give me pause, but it is indeed so very rare to have good TV these days, and when it comes our way, I simply cannot stop cheering at it. I know it is childish, but as… Read more
55 Days At Peking [1963] (ALL REGION )  [Import] ~&hellip
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Many have asked why "55 Days in Peking" or other movies like "El Cid", "The Fall of the Roman Empire" or again "Circus World" did not receive a proper Hollywood treatment...

The answer is simple. They were all Samuel Bronston's productions, and Mr. Bronston was at odds with the Hollywood establishment of the time.
Hollywood can be a very jealous and unforgiving "lover". If you do not strictly play by their rules, they may hold a grudge on you... for years.
Just look at what happened to Darryl Zanuck, the creator of 20th Century-Fox himself, in the early-mid sixties and you will see that those gentlemen
do not joke around...

If this is still the case is a… Read more
Downton Abbey - Series 1 & 2 Box Set [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Hugh Bonneville
28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
I remember the '70s and another Series which was cut more or less in the same parameters as this one, and that was "Usptairs, Downstairs".

This too was a masterpiece of a social study, of the times at the turn between the 19th and early 20th Century.

The only difference was that it was set in a City based household, while "Downton Abbey" is set in the very elegant English countryside.

Both series display the best of British Theatre and Cinema, in terms of production teams, actors, technicians and general staff.

It is absolutely to be considered high quality movie-making, even though meant for the home screen.

Everyone, but everyone, in… Read more

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