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Financial Times - UK Edition
Financial Times - UK Edition
Price: £17.98

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Needs a desk editor, 10 Aug. 2013
My first job was as a desk editor for academic publications. My mission was to make sure existing texts were clearly legible, to correct typesetters' mistakes, to make sure that picture captions were clearly separate from texts etc. In short: to make sure the reader experience was not unnecessarily interrupted. It was a modest job, but my near-retirement boss assured me it was highly important. Since subscribing to the FT Kindle edition, I realize he was right. It's in many of the other reviews, but there are regular toe-curling, avoidable mistakes. E.g. in a recent weekend edition, famous people were asked about their holiday destinations, but we only got text without any indication of the people interviewed. There are random typeset errors like 'f inancial ti-mes'. There's a lot more, but for now my conclusion is that this edition is just about good enough to stay on top of the latest content. I'm now thinking of getting an internet subscription with the paper FT Weekend.

Little Tony [DVD] [1998] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Little Tony [DVD] [1998] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Offered by simplyplay
Price: £16.28

5.0 out of 5 stars Minimalistic masterpiece, 18 July 2013
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Just 3 actors. The whole backdrop, while authentic (a farm and surrounding landscape) looks like a painting designed line-by-line. Dialogue is fast paced and funny, yet extremely stylized.There are strong hints to naturalistic, 19th century drama, but with little of the heaviness.

Letters to Juliet [DVD] [2010]
Letters to Juliet [DVD] [2010]
Dvd ~ Amanda Seyfried
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £3.90

4.0 out of 5 stars Formulaic, yet lovely to watch, 7 July 2013
Amanda Seyfried writes a letter to bring together, in a Southern European country, seniors who for some silly reason could not get together all those years ago. You may note that a review for Mamma Mia could start with exactly the same sentence. This is a predictable romcom that puts beautiful people together in beautiful surroundings, and everything works out in the end. And yet I liked it. Why? 1) Hard to beat Italian cities and landscapes for sheer beauty, and it's well shot. 2) Great actors. Gael Garcia Bernal is very funny as the soon-to-be-dumped boyfriend. One really relishes the moment where he will be given the boot. Vanessa Redgrave is a truly great actress. Won't give spoilers, but the moment where the mission comes to an end is truly touching thanks to the multitude of expressions she shows. 3) Actually, there is no reason 3. The rest is standard romantic comedy, and why the heck not?

Gershwin With Strings
Gershwin With Strings
Price: £18.11

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Against their own spirit, 2 Dec. 2012
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This review is from: Gershwin With Strings (Audio CD)
I've been following Tok Tok Tok since 2005 and have all their albums. I'm sad to say that their final album is also their least one. When I first encountered them at North Sea Jazz, I was blown away by how they can make every note or silence count. Tokunbo's wonderful vocals, and Morten's magic touch on the several instruments he plays, were accompanied by very few other sounds, so that they could shine. On later albums, they became more of a band with room for other members, but the principle of not playing more than necessary was always respected. And now they are playing with a full symphony orchestra. Nothing wrong with the orchestra, but what I'm hearing is not Tok Tok Tok, or at least far too little of them. Fortunately, Tokunbo and Morten left us many great albums, but this is not one of them.

Adobe® Creative Suite All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies®
Adobe® Creative Suite All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies®
by Jennifer Smith
Edition: Paperback
Price: £26.99

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not really for Dummies, 7 Mar. 2005
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Other than its title suggests, this book will not be of much help if you are a newcomer to Adobe's creative suite. It falls into the typical trap of giving a product, rather than a user-based perspective.
Also, the guide really does not give you more information than is already available from Creative Suite's help function, which is quite helpful with its tutorials and search facilities.
It's not the first time the Dummies series does not live up to its name. As a brand, it is eroding its value rapidly.

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