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This is a modern day adaptation of Blavatsky's landmark book of the same name and is designed to make Blavatsky's language rather more palatable to the modern reader. She was the founder of the Theosophical Society and the original version of this book is a kind of bible to that group. It is a tour de force and thoroughly engrossing and is certainly quite a heavy read. However I found that taking it in digestible portions was an excellent way to read it as every page is so stuffed full of fascinating information that they cannot readily be speed read or skimmed.
A rewarding book and thoroughly worth the time spent for those interested in the secrets behind alchemical principles… Read more
It is not difficult to see why Kate Winslet walked away with both an oscar and bafta for best actress for her extraordinary performance in this remarkable film that shows the stamp both of David Hare in the screenplay and Antony Mingella as producer.Her prodigious changes of emotional moods and facial expressions that she shows with an economy that are the mark of a truly 'mature' actress have made a character that is fascinating,mysterious and ambiguous.
The story really is a very simple one set as it is in Berlin of the 1990's but with flashbacks. Boy meets woman is perhaps the simplest way to describe the plot. Love in this particular instance is shown to be the overriding… Read more
This was a two part series for Italian television as part of a regular showing of programmes about remarkable people. Italian TV is particularly good at producing well researched and beautifully presented films of this nature and it is well deserving of the accolades that it has received.
Most notable in this film is the acting throughout particularly of Sergio Castellito who plays the title role. Faced with the difficulties of compressing all the compelling evidence of the miracles performed by St. Pio we are given a moving and spiritually disturbing account of this wonderful man, who received the stigmata.
Unfortunately I feel that the political implications that… Read more