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Waltz with Bashir [DVD] [2008] <b>DVD</b> ~ Ari Folman
7 of 20 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Should be no stars, 7 April 2011
Fell asleep and switched this DVD off long before the end.

I read in the British press that it was some great new artistic and interesting take on the middle-east problem... (Now, I remember who writes that stuff!)

Apparently, all the young Israeli soldiers involved in the war were just sweet innocent teenagers without a clue as to what horrors they may have perpetrated during otherwise quite cushy later lives. I'm sure that can probably be true of most soldiers in most wars....(including - let's face it - young people called up to be Nazis). Now why didn't they make and promote that movie? ...Anyways, I've seen it expressed a lot better elsewhere.... Oh, And they go… Read more
Perfume - The Story Of A Murderer (Single Disc Edi&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Ben Whishaw
I heard the book on audio tape years ago. There was an unusual feel to the whole story... an anti-hero, a world where you weer not really sure who you should feel empathy with.... but lots of curious and foreign is a curious tale.

I also watched a DVD of this before but that seems to have had a faded quality. But when recently shown on TV with a decent quality reproduction, this is a very visually inventive movie with a curious plot/premise.

The colours and images which are very arty and thoughtfully created gave this whole thing a surreal feel.. especially when it appeared shortly before CGI and

The plot is not really formulaic, so it is… Read more
The Forest of Boland Light Railway by "BB"
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I read this old 50's children's book from the library as an avid reading child in the 1970's. The story was magical and the world of the forest of Boland with it's tiny gnome villages in which every detail and character was beautifully described, and it's villainous other races of trolls and the cuddly cowzies, stayed with me (though forgotten) for decades. Searching around for a different book to interest a class of primary school kids, I dug this out of a rare book shop. You need to edit it as you read - for it was written for a pre-TV generation that could spend three paragraphs just soaking up details about the plants in the woods at autumn before the plot moved forward... but pick out… Read more