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Top Reviewer Ranking: 830 - Total Helpful Votes: 1551 of 1783
Flying Free by Nigel Farage
Flying Free by Nigel Farage
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'Flying Free' is a colourful and engaging read about the rise of both Nigel Farage and UKIP. The man, who is synonymous with this party, is often considered to be an alternative to the 'professional politician' and this book is an affirmation of this. For example, some of the language is strictly 'after the watershed' and you simply couldn't imagine any other prominent politician writing like this.

Nigel Farage did not study PPE at Oxbridge or serve an apprenticeship as a political advisor or spin doctor. Instead, we have a man with a genuine enthusiasm for his causes. You do not have to agree with his politics to acknowledge that he has helped build UKIP from an atom to a… Read more
Shot at Glory [DVD] [2002] [Region 1] [US Import] &hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall ... Ally McCoist ... Owen Coyle ... Andy Gray ... a Mark Knopfler soundtrack ... Didier Agathe ... Hugh Dallas etc ... it's difficult to imagine this project ever getting off the ideas board, but somehow it did. 'A Shot at Glory' is a curious little tale about a lower league Scottish football team signing a double Golden Boot winner (ex Celtic then Arsenal) who happens to be married to the manager's daughter. I'm sure the irony of Ally McCoist having to adjust to the 2nd Division will not be lost on viewers now. He even had dark hair back then and was something of a pin-up.

The plot follows their fairy tale journey to the Scottish Cup Final. It's a shame there are… Read more
Sword Of Gideon - Extended 173min Edition [DVD] [1&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Michael Anderson
'Munich' by Spielberg is the well-known film about the Israeli government's covert response to the 1972 Munich Olympic outrage (Operation Wrath of God). This film, however, precedes it by almost two decades. Note that both are based on the George Jonas book 'Vengeance'.

If you're familiar with 'Munich' then you'll immediately be struck by the lower budget here. 'Sword of Gideon' was made for TV (HBO) - therefore it has a more minimalist feel and less extravagant production values (although it does include a large number of on-location scenes including Rome, Paris, London and New York, and plenty of pyrotechnics).

Despite its modest outlay, this film fills in some gaps… Read more