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R. DONALD "Bollyman" (Halifax UK.)

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Big Eyes [DVD]
Big Eyes [DVD]
Dvd ~ Amy Adams
Price: £2.74

4.0 out of 5 stars beautiful images and period detail, 3 July 2015
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quite subdued in regard to Tim Burton's usual output but a very effective story and production. beautiful images and period detail.


Renoir [DVD]
Renoir [DVD]
Dvd ~ Michel Bouquet
Price: £12.89

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 3 July 2015
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beautiful, gentle but moving production


Francis Bacon and the Masters
Francis Bacon and the Masters
by Paul Joannides
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £32.00

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 3 July 2015
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splendid, well illustrated and informative.


Flatland: The Movie (Educational Edition) [DVD] [2008] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Flatland: The Movie (Educational Edition) [DVD] [2008] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A greater use of pure abstract images and compositions would have been a better interpretation of the ideas within the book, 25 Oct. 2014
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Having read the book 'Flatland' by Edwin Abbott, which I found facinating, thought provoking and very well worth the consideration and extention of the ideas contained in the writing, I was looking forward to the film.
It was worth seeing but not a very inventive or considered interpretation of the book's imaginative descriptions. I thought it too direct and unimaginative in the depiction of both Flatland and 3Dland and relied too much on the representation of the characters and situations in already experienced 'real world' imagery. Why did The Sphere need to have facial features, or Flatland always be seen from above? A greater use of pure abstract images and compositions would have been a better interpretation of the ideas within the book. The sketches in the illustrated editions of the book should have been used more directly, and the descriptions of the appearances of Flatland and 3Dland followed more closely in the making of the film, even if this would have created some confusion and required more room for thought and realisation of what was being depicted - which was the main point of the book, surely.


Love Of Three Oranges [DVD] [2011]
Love Of Three Oranges [DVD] [2011]
Dvd ~ Maurice Sendak
Price: £6.46

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Peel off a bit of Joy, 21 Aug. 2014
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A very clever and imaginative production of the opera, which itself is, in its libretto and music, well worth one's attention.
Sendak's design add to the visual and musical treats within the story line at all points in the production. I still have strong memories of the Opera North production many years ago, designed by the Svankmajers, with equally if not even better visual treats (and smells)
Well worth the purchase and watching for anyone interested, or not, in contemporary music, opera and stage design.


William Kent: Architect, Designer, Opportunist
William Kent: Architect, Designer, Opportunist
by Timothy Mowl
Edition: Paperback
Price: £16.59

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Biography, 20 July 2014
A brilliantly written account of a very full, but barely documented, life. Covers Kent's life a great detail, much better than the recent V&A exhibition. Lovely side comments of the life of the times and the development of the arts. Well worth the read


SAint-Georges - Violin Concertos
SAint-Georges - Violin Concertos
Price: £7.45

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth Listening too, 20 July 2014
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Well worth the listening to. Very much unknown I think


Benvenuto Cellini (Library of Great Masters)
Benvenuto Cellini (Library of Great Masters)
by Mario Scalini
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, 20 July 2014
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Old, but still very beautiful book on his work which was much broader than I knew. Thanks


Le Mozart Noir [NTSC] [Region 0] [Import]
Le Mozart Noir [NTSC] [Region 0] [Import]
Dvd ~ Kendall Knights
Offered by The Importer
Price: £19.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An unknown gem, 20 July 2014
Very interesting,surprise find. Gives a very unknown story a good grounding. His music is well worth the listen


DHOOM 3 [2 DISC COLLECTORS EDITION][OFFICIAL UK EDITION]
DHOOM 3 [2 DISC COLLECTORS EDITION][OFFICIAL UK EDITION]
Dvd ~ Aamir Khan
Offered by Green DVD INC
Price: £7.65

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally Crazy, but GREAT !!, 18 May 2014
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Having seen Dhoom 1 & 2 I was looking forward to the third episode.
It was not a disappointment.!! It is totally crazy, completely balmy and utterly rediculous in all the twists , turns, stunts and effects which take place, but could not be more absorbing in the story line which certainly involves you completly and takes you by surprise, after the mid-way break. An added value is in the film's setting being Chicago which is seen from every angle and view point and has never seemed so beautiful a city as here (it is one of my favourite cities anyway, get there if you can!) Anyone who does not thoroughly enjoy all the concepts of this film cannot, I feel, call themselves a true film buff. I will be sadly disappointed if my presentation of it to my friends does not convert them to the joys and glories of true Bollywood.seen here in all their splendour!! Get it, Enjoy it!!!!!!


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