S. P. Fraser

Helpful votes received on reviews: 64% (46 of 72)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 540,241 - Total Helpful Votes: 46 of 72
Hello My Name is Paul Smith by Deyan Sudjic
Hello My Name is Paul Smith by Deyan Sudjic
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
On the plus side, the images are great and the content interesting.

But the text? I don't think an editor went anywhere near it. The text is repetitive, unstructured and rambling. It leaps from topic to topic without warning. There are repeated words. There are punctuation errors. And that makes for a very irritating read.

Paul Smith is well-known for his attention to detail. It's a pity he didn't get to cast his eye over this. Shame.

So, five stars for images, two stars for text. Let's call it three.
Think Small: The Story of the World's Greatest Ad by Dominik Imseng
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
It's a lovely little book and surprisingly small, but it did feel a bit lacking. If you've done any reading about DDB and VW you'll probably know most of the content and I wasn't overly impressed by the tacked on interview with the "new" Bill Bernbach, Alex Bogusky, which didn't seem relevant.
Hachi - A Dog's Tale [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Richard Gere
Hachi - A Dog's Tale [DVD] DVD ~ Richard Gere
1 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Sad simple but lacking, 17 Aug 2010
Yes, this is a simple tale, told simply without embellishment, subplot or fuss. As a result, it is sadly rather dull. Nothing happens. Man finds dog. Man dies. Dog waits. Dog dies. Yes you cry, but that's it. The dog is described as "a hero". I don't think waiting outside a railway station is particularly heroic. You can do that at Ewell West any day of the week. Patient, dedication, devoted yes. Heroic, no.

Plus, the whole premise of the films falls apart because this is a US remake and the dog has to be got to America somehow. So we are shown a man in Japan crating the dog up, labelling the crate, driving to the airport. We see Hachi on the plane, on another plane, on a train,… Read more

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