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Not a scruffy anorak in sight,
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This review is from: Zen [DVD] (DVD)I agree with another reviewer - a cut above the norm. Not a scruffy anorak in sight, no seedy housing estates, not a hint of the 'f' word, just elegant surroundings (yes I have been to Rome and I do know there is another seamier side) elegantly dressed people, even just passers by in the street. So refreshing. Great throw away lines, subtle humour, clever plots and Rufus et al casting brilliant. Hope there are many more in the BBC pipeline - get rid of all those dreadful reality shows and dismal soaps.
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Initial post: 23 Jan 2011 10:58:20 GMT
Mr. J. Murphy says:
What an excellent review of a superb drama series. Very nice, well done
In reply to an earlier post on 12 Mar 2011 14:52:03 GMT
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I love Italy, have visited it several times and will again this year. We loved 'Zen' and are sorry that it will not be recommissioned. It was a joy to see the setting of Rome where we spent many happy days. If you haven't already done so, you might like to read 'The Dark Heart of Italy' by Tobias Jones. To quote the Amazon description 'Italy remains utterly unlike any of its European neighbours. Jones sees links between the powerful creativity of the Italian soul and the 'dark heart' that he refers to in his title. What is most remarkable about the book is the fact that no one who loves Italy will be at all disenchanted to encounter the truths that Jones presents to us. If anything, the complex and contradictory nation that emerges will hold an even greater fascination for both the serious student and the casual visitor.'
Another excellent read is 'Elements of Italy' by Lisa St Aubin de Teran "What it is about, what it looks like, smells like, sounds and tastes like".
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