E. Hood

Helpful votes received on reviews: 85% (176 of 206)
Location: Aberdeen, Grampian United Kingdom


Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,982,757 - Total Helpful Votes: 176 of 206
Rudolf Nureyev's La Bayadere [DVD] [2001] <b>DVD</b> ~ Rudolf Nureyev
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Highly Enjoyable ballet, 20 July 2007
I just enjoy this ballet. It is the only copy I have seen so am no expert. I find the filming is very good and sharp enough. I would not have noticed. The High Bramin is not the most authoritative figure.
Elizabeth Platel plays a great Royal Grandiose character who looks down on Nikia. The core de ballet is excellent in the Kingdome of the shades when the entire ballet comes on one by one in a long line.
As it mentions the fourth act has been omitted when the temple collapses. I don't know why. I like to have the whole thing. I wonder if it was time constraints or did Nureyev have other reasons.
He employed help of among others Ninel Kourgapkina his favourite partner at the… Read more
A Midsummer Night's Dream - Pacific Northwest Ball&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Patricia Barker
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great stuff, 19 July 2007
This ballet has the story in the first half. There is great dancing, great music, Great Camera work by Ross McGibbon Close ups at correct times and distance shots all done as it should be. The lovers is one of my favourite pieces in all of ballet where the lovers get all mixed up aided by Pucks errors. Lisa Apple is perfect for the part and lets her emotions all out in her dance in that section. Great stuff.
The BBC even got an award for it. Children form the ballet school join in too.

Tatania has a pa deux de with a donkey to Mendelssohns beautiful music. Finally in thes secnd half you have treble wedding celebrations!

The second half is pure dance with famouse… Read more
Airplane! [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Robert Hays
Airplane! [DVD] DVD ~ Robert Hays
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This parodys many films (mainly the airport disaster movies) and is not original. Watch it once. Then watch again to find all the jokes you missed visual or other wise the first time. Then again because it is that funny. It is just silly daft mad and a non stop farce. No wonder it was voted one of the top comedys of all time. It doesn't miss a gag. I rate this as my fav (Not original) comedy of all time. Somelike it Hot (Original).

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