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Life of Mammals [DVD] [2002] <b>DVD</b> ~ David Attenborough
Life of Mammals [DVD] [2002] DVD ~ David Attenborough
5.0 out of 5 stars Human, 21 Oct 2007
I'm surprised no reviewer has mentioned the "persistence hunt". In the very last programme, in a profoundly moving scene, San hunters pursue and kill an animal to eat. It would never have occurred to me that this method of hunting would work; but seeing it changed my perception of what it is to be human.
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (D&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Russell Crowe|Paul Bettany
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Book fans will notice that the best bits of dialogue and all of the jokes are directly lifted, and quite right too, since Patrick O'Brian was a much better writer than Peter Wier is.
Everyone else will notice that this is not an action flick. There is some top-class action, and not a single female line, but it's only pretending to be an action flick so it can get the budget - a big one. It's an art-film, a sea-story, and a portrait of a world - a tiny, precarious world, in a vast ocean, in a greater world, on the cusp of a wave between the Enlightenment and the Romantic.
Immerse yourself.
The limitations and priorities of film mean that the characters have to… Read more
Alwyn Crawshaw's Watercolour Painting Course by Alwyn Crawshaw
20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Lessons 1 to 10 concern the basic materials and techniques required to make use of colour, brush and paper. They are full of helpful advice and examples, obviously based on many years of teaching experience and written by a thoughtful, encouraging, talented teacher. I recommend them without reservation. Lessons 11 to 14 concern drawing, but this subject deserves a book to itself and I'd suggest getting one. Nevertheless they would all be helpful if you didn't intend to study drawing otherwise, and Lesson 14 follows on from techniques taught in the first part of the book. This is followed by some demonstrations, and advice on working outdoors; then most of the rest of the book is… Read more