6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Edwin Abbott's "romance of many dimeonsions" has been a favourite book for three generations of my family. It is witty political commentary with some entertaining mathematical aspects.
On the other hand, this film version is dire. It abandons all the subtlety and wit of the book, and replaces it with strident nonsense. Just say no.
The only redeeming feature is that the DVD is so badly produced that you may not be able to watch it. It is locked to NTSC, so you may have to adjust the settings in a UK DVD player and television in order to play it. Don't bother, and count yourself lucky. (If you insist, VLC media player on a computer will play it.)
70 of 70 people found the following review helpful
Darwin's book is seminal in the understanding of emotions, and is just as relevant today as it was when it was first published in 1872.
However, you must be careful to buy the right edition. In particular, Amazon is rather cavalier about sharing reviews and "search inside" images between different editions that just happen to have the same title. Don't let this mislead you.Paul Ekman's definitive third edition
published by Fontana [ISBN 0006387349] starts with the text and illustrations (including photographs) from the 1889 second edition, and includes further changes that Charles Darwin had indicated but… Read more