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Comanches: The History of a People by T R Fehrenbach
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
The title of this book, Comanches: The History of a People, really does not do it justice. It is nothing short of a history of North American Indians from the plains and mountains of the US and Northern Mexico from as far back as it is possible to trace them; the history of the European invasion and conquest of those lands; the interactions between European and Indians and how they influenced each other; Indian-Indian and European-European interactions, and the effects they had on both peoples; plus geography, natural history, European and Indian horse culture, and of course the Comanches themselves as the central thread of the entire narrative. The scope and depth are astonishing, and… Read more
Hell Ride [DVD] [2008] <b>DVD</b> ~ Larry Bishop
Hell Ride [DVD] [2008] DVD ~ Larry Bishop
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Very Silly Film, 10 Jun 2012
I loved Hell Ride. It certainly seems to be a film that divides opinion, and I can understand why. It has a story that doesn't make any sense the first time you see it, and when you watch it again (and again, and again) to try to join the pieces up, you come to the conclusion that a lot of it doesn't actually join up at all. Given that Tarantino was an executive producer, and that Robert Rodriguez was also clearly an influence (he also does some of the music), that shouldn't come as a surprise. Add that to the deliberately crappy, nonsensical dialogue and jokey posturing of Larry Bishop as the main character and Vinny Jones as one of the two bad guys, and you have a recipe for deep hate on… Read more
It Might Get Loud [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Jack White
It Might Get Loud [DVD] DVD ~ Jack White
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great, but..., 10 May 2011
First of all, congratulations to the film-makers for putting together such an interesting package. I would never have imagined that bringing Jimmy Page, the Edge and Jack White together would work, but it does. In this film, Page's guitar playing sticks mainly to the riffs that made his name. The Edge shows how he uses electronics to enhance his sound, essentially playing very simply, but enhancing everything with a huge box of tricks. I'm not sure if I like it, but it is a different approach to the other two. The person who fascinated me was Jack White. He talks about how he picks up old guitars in junk shops and finds a way of producing a unique sound from them. It's not the easiest way… Read more