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Welsh National Opera - Operavox [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ John Connell
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1.0 out of 5 stars Dreadful, 26 Mar 2011
This is simply awful. It distorts opera and leaves you with bad anaimation + bad singing. Do not buy it. Go for the real thing instead. There are plenty of nice operas around and there is no need for a Mickey Mouse version.
Strauss - Ariadne Auf Naxos (Bohm, Wiener Philharm&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Gundula Janowitz
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!!!!, 26 Dec 2010
I absolutely love this film. Yes, it is one of those "Studio-films" rather than a full-scale film production. And yes, there are some issues with lip-synching. Then again, many opera films are studio-films, including some of the best. They are all shot inside but still have a much more lively camera than you would get from a filmed stage production. This may be a question of taste, but I personally do not like filmed stage productions. The lip-synching may disturb some. It is actually not so much the lip-synching that is the problem, but more a paucity of environmental sounds. The music is dominant and one hears no cracking floor or knocking or any other sounds from the ambience. This is a… Read more
Mistakes Were Made (but Not by Me): Why We Justify&hellip by Carol Tavris
17 of 37 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Lame, 14 Dec 2010
This book is unfortunately very boring. I do like the message about the cognitive dissonance. However, I expected more. Before buying this book I read a few of the reviews in this forum and I must say, the book does not contain much more information that contained in these reviews. After the first 4 pages there is just endless repetition sprinkled with some case studies. All of them seem completely exaggerated (like the Holocaust survivor who was never in a concentration camp but just imagined it). I am still struggling to understand what the message is. Are we all completely deluded? Hardly!

The book suffers in many respects the same problems that evolutionary psychologists… Read more