The Parish Pariah

The Parish Pariah ...
Helpful votes received on reviews: 76% (41 of 54)
Location: Norfolk, England
In My Own Words:
Musician, artist and photographer in England with wanderlust.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 126,315 - Total Helpful Votes: 41 of 54
Three Films by Roger Lambert <b>DVD</b> ~ Stephen Bratt
Three Films by Roger Lambert DVD ~ Stephen Bratt
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Another reviewer (John Hamilton) has given an excellent appraisal of plot and character in these three rare films, so I'll confine this review to an appreciation of their value as social history. For some reason, big budget films using professional actors don't seem to capture the era in which they take place, and neither do earnest social history documentaries. Because these three very short films, two from the mid/late 1970s and one from 1986, use a largely amateur cast and a low budget we get a true look at what it was to be young in those times: I'm roughly contemporary with the kids in the 70s films and could recognise every aspect of the family life and boyhood friendships captured by… Read more
Young Riders Season 1 [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Stephen Baldwin
Young Riders Season 1 [DVD] DVD ~ Stephen Baldwin
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
If you're hoping for an accurate portrayal of the Pony Express and its 'Young Riders'... well, your hope will be dashed: none of this is historically truthful in any way whatsoever. The Riders rarely carry any mail, and break every rule in their Pony Express contracts - except for the policy of 'no alcohol' (they are all very good boys - apart from the one who's a girl - and they only drink sarsparilla). The plot lines are often as flaky as the stick-on ginger beard worn by the villain in one of the later episodes, and the dialogue creaks in more places than you can throw a mochilla at, but who cares? It would be too cruel (and time-consuming!) to dwell on all the inaccuracies, because if… Read more
Graphic Classics Volume 8: Mark Twain - 2nd Editio&hellip by Lesley Reppeteaux
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Being a great fan of Mark Twain's work I did wonder what this graphic collection might hold .... and was delighted by it. It is all good, but the highlight has to be George Sellas' artistic interpretation of 'Tom Sawyer Abroad'. Here are Tom, Huck and Jim portrayed just as you have always imagined them - it is a pity that the sheer volume of work involved meant the artist has been unable to draw graphic versions of "Huckleberry Finn" and "Tom Sawyer" as they would really fire the imaginations of those coming to Twain for the first time. As it is, this volume does the job well - varied stories and artwork always keep the interest of the reader, and the stories are true to the originals. Also… Read more

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