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The Elements of Typographic Style
The Elements of Typographic Style
by Robert Bringhurst
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars all student designers must have this book, 21 Sept. 2011
read and understand what makes great design . . . the secret is in typography . . . often overlooked by people yet done properly it completes the visual message.


1984 [DVD] [1984]
1984 [DVD] [1984]
Dvd ~ John Hurt
Price: £8.60

4 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars George is spinning in his grave!, 6 Sept. 2011
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This review is from: 1984 [DVD] [1984] (DVD)
Terrible, terrible and a travesty. DO NOT BUY THIS DVD.

A great book but a shambles of a film.

If you read the book I bet you will stop half way through this film, several people I know have.

If you have not read the book, go and buy the book . . . but not this film as it makes no sense (or a nonsense of the story).

I expect Big Brother is not watching this film either!!!!!!!
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Touch Of Evil [DVD]
Touch Of Evil [DVD]
Dvd ~ Charlton Heston
Offered by Oxfam Blackheath
Price: £3.34

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The OW touch of genius, 6 Sept. 2011
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This review is from: Touch Of Evil [DVD] (DVD)
One of the greatest opening sequences - especially given the period - all done in one shot. Trivia . . . the guard that speaks at the end fluffed his line a few times before he finally got it right. You can appreciate the pressure on him.

Another great OW film.


Sunset Boulevard (Special Collector's Edition) [DVD] [1950]
Sunset Boulevard (Special Collector's Edition) [DVD] [1950]
Dvd ~ William Holden
Price: £3.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sunset Boulevard, 16 Aug. 2011
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I have know of this film for many many years (over 40 and thank you for not asking) but never watched it.

It is in my top 5 films now - what a great story and how brave of Gloria Swanson to portray such a character, and so brilliantly. Some background actor research will enrich.

If you are younger than me, google up on her (highly paid actress in the 20's who spent ¢7,000,000 of her earnings because her fans expected her to. And Cecil B DeMille

Cecil B DeMille
DeMille is the subject of many Hollywood legends. According to one famous story, DeMille once directed a film that required a huge, expensive battle scene. Filming on location in a California valley, the director set up multiple cameras to capture the action from every angle. It was a sequence that could only be done once. When DeMille yelled "Action!," thousands of extras playing soldiers stormed across the field, firing their guns. Riders on horseback galloped over the hills. Cannons fired, pyrotechnic explosives were blown up, and battle towers loaded with soldiers came toppling down. The whole sequence went off perfectly. At the end of the scene, DeMille yelled "Cut!" He was then informed, to his horror, that three of the four cameras recording the battle sequence had failed. In Camera #1, the film had broken. Camera #2 had missed shooting the sequence when a dirt clod was kicked into the lens by a horse's hoof. Camera #3 had been destroyed when a battle tower had fallen on it. DeMille was at his wit's end when he suddenly remembered that he still had Camera #4, which he had had placed along with a cameraman on a nearby hill to get a long shot of the battle sequence. DeMille grabbed his megaphone and called up to the cameraman, "Did you get all that?" The cameraman on the hill waved and shouted back, "Ready when you are, C.B.!".


THX 1138 - The Director's Cut [DVD] [1971]
THX 1138 - The Director's Cut [DVD] [1971]
Dvd ~ Robert Duvall
Offered by westworld-
Price: £9.98

4 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars THX 1138, 16 Aug. 2011
At the time it was made it may have looked futuristic but dates badly now - however you can accept but the absence of a real story and no character development leaves you thinking , , , what was the point of me watching that.

Can't call it a classic, or groundbreaking or anything that would fit a genre other than . . . not very good.


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