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Another Year (inkl. Happy-Go-Lucky) ~ Gary Yershon
5.0 out of 5 stars Magical, 4 Jun 2013
I saw Happy Go Lucky on tv a few years ago and really enjoyed it but didn't imagine a Mike Leigh film would get a soundtrack release so I didn't bother to look for one. Then last week I watched Another Year on tv too and was struck by the sublime relationship between the photography, the narrative and the music. I could hardly believe it when I came across the soundtrack album on amazon and noticed that the cd also included the score from Happy Go Lucky. I ordered it straightaway and a few days later it was in my cd player and I've barely stopped listening to it since. Two different films and themes, and likewise the scores are different, not least because Another Year features a quartet… Read more
Sensitive Skin : Complete BBC Series 1 [2005] [DVD&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Joanna Lumley
5.0 out of 5 stars A Quiet Storm, 27 April 2013
I came across this by accident while looking for something to download a couple of months ago. Started watching it last night and couldn't put it down, although the first episode only had a subtle hook for me - I was about to turn off, but persevered, and from episode 2 onward I found the series charming and compelling.

Episode 1 opens with a very poignant dialogue between Joanna Lumley's character Davina and her GP, and has a wonderful punchline. But it then continues with some pretty stilted dialogue and the spectre of Woody Allen in Dennis Lawson's speech patterns and business with his hands. I picked up on this incongruity straightaway and worried that it was all going to… Read more
6 Days 6 Nights ~ Michael Nyman
6 Days 6 Nights ~ Michael Nyman
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark and Sensual Nyman, 11 Mar 2004
This difficult-to-track down cd has found its way onto, and how fortunate for Nyman fans that is. Following his defining commercial success with 'The Piano' for Jane Campion, Nyman continued to explore dark erotic and psychological themes by providing this soundtrack to Diane Kurys's study of desire and betrayal. The score marked Nyman's return to French cinema, along with his skilful determination not to be pigeonholed by the folk tune-based hooks of 'The Piano'. Instead he moved into a more contemporary idiom, where the tension created by the subtly present, menacing strings is given a sensual twist by the play of horns and driving bass guitar. The Michael Nyman Band… Read more

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