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Best of Schubert
Best of Schubert
Price: CDN$ 10.66
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars WHAT NO LIEDERS?, July 18 2011
This review is from: Best of Schubert (Audio CD)
Any introduction to SCHUBERT should at least include a few lieders.After all, the composer is reknown as the creator of these poems set to music before SCHUMANN and BRAHMS.The problem is that it's in GERMAN,which is probably why they did not included them.The famous movement from the second piano trio that was featured in the STANLEY KUBRICK film BARRY LYNDON is also not there.This aside,this is still a worthy buy as a best of of SCHUBERT.You have a few impromptus,a few moments musicaux that are representative of his piano music;the delightful ROSAMUNDE ballet music;movements from THE TRUIT and DEATH AND THE MAIDEN and the famous unfinished 8th symphony.You have to say to yourself that you can not have everything in 80 minutes.

Sherlock Holmes 1964-1965: BBC
Sherlock Holmes 1964-1965: BBC
DVD ~ Douglas Wilmer
Price: CDN$ 11.49
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3.0 out of 5 stars IF YOU ARE COLLECTOR., July 12 2011
Probably because i have seen all those episodes with JEREMY BRETT before,i was not very impressed with that 1964-1965 BBC series.Only about half of them are really enjoyable.For instance,THE SPECKLED BAND and THE RED HEADED LEAGUE,if you compare them with the 80's versions,BRETT wins against WILMER.Understandidly,WILMER plays SHERLOCK in a less eccentric way to say the least than BRETT.Nevertheless,i liked some episodes like THE COPPER BEECHES,THE SIX NAPOLEONS and THE DISAPPEARANCE OF LADY CARFAX.In this series, INSPECTOR LESTRADE played by PETER MADDEN is really bizarre.If you are a SHERLOCK HOLMES collector,you'll be happy to add this series to your collection.If not,stick with JEREMY BRETT or the old films with BASIL RATHBONE and you won't be disapointed.

Schubert  [nouvelle édition]
Schubert [nouvelle édition]
by Marcel Schneider
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: CDN$ 18.95
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars LE PREMIER LIVRE À LIRE SUR LE COMPOSITEUR., July 8 2011
Quand on commence à s'intéresser à SCHUBERT,ce livre est de mise,puisqu'il fait le tour de la vie du compositeur et de son oeuvre.Cet édition ne rend pas compte de tous les enregistrements disponible en cd.Si vous devenez un fanatique du compositeur,vous acheterez surement le livre de BRIGITTE AUBIN,qui est un livre très détaillé,l'équivalent d'une bible.Avant SCHUMANN et BRAHMS,SCHUBERT a été le véritable créateur du lied,et sa musique de chambre ,d'une sensibilité remarquable a conquis le monde entier.L'important ici c'est que MARCEL SCHNEIDER vous fera découvrir que SCHUBERT,c'est beaucoup plus qu'une serenade et AVA MARIA.

Alain Delon Collection (Version française) [Import]
Alain Delon Collection (Version française) [Import]
DVD ~ Alain Delon
Offered by M and N Media Canada
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3.0 out of 5 stars FOR DELON's DIE HARD FANS, May 22 2011
2out of 5 means it's not worth buying,unless your wife's fantasy was ALAIN DELON.LA PISCINE is a murder mystery in which DELON is jealous of his friend RONET and kills him;it last a lifetime while the story is uninteresting;DIABOLIQUEMENT VOTRE is another misfire in which DELON lose his memory after a car accident;SENTA BERGER is gorgeous but can't save the film;LA VEUVE COUDERC is a FRENCH rural story that has DELON an escaped convict that goes to work on SIGNORET'S farm;slow moving but worth viewing;LE GITAN is the best of the collection;DELON manages to escape from the police in that one;NOTRE HISTOIRE by director BERTRAND BLIER is a disaster,even if it proves that DELON can take chances.If you understand the end, that has DELON returning home to BAYE after a nervous breakdown that had her met him on a train under a different name you are a genius.

TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: American Musicals (The Band Wagon / Meet Me in St. Louis / Singin' in the Rain / Easter Parade)
TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: American Musicals (The Band Wagon / Meet Me in St. Louis / Singin' in the Rain / Easter Parade)
DVD ~ Fred Astaire
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5.0 out of 5 stars YOU CAN'T GO WRONG HERE, April 26 2011
Even if you are allergic to old movies,those four films belong in your dvd collection.SINGIN'IN THE RAIN and THE BAND WAGON both have classic scenes that are always in movie musicals anthologies:GENE KELLY in THE BROADWAY MELODY ballet and FRED ASTAIRE in THE GIRL HUNT BALLET are probably their crowning achievements in movies.As for MEET ME IN ST-LOUIS,it is an enchanting old fashioned family movie.EASTER PARADE like LEONARD MALTIN once wrote, is too good to watch only at EASTER.Who could ask for anything more.It's impossible to watch SINGIN'IN THE RAIN and THE BAND WAGON only once.What have these two classics in common?CYD CHARISSE who is mostly remembered today because of them.Four classics for the price of one,what are you waiting for?

The Essential Barbra Streisand (Rm) (2CD)
The Essential Barbra Streisand (Rm) (2CD)
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5.0 out of 5 stars BARBRA =EMOTIONS, March 26 2011
I'll be franck here,when i was younger,i was not a fan of BARBRA STREISAND.But only fools don't change their minds,and my opinion has turned over in recent years.Do you realize that few singers give us emotions when they sing,and BARBRA is among the few who can succeed in doing this,because she is much more than a technical singer.This was evident right from the start with A SLEEPIN BEE, a HAROLD ARLEN song,that ARLEN who was so indentified with JUDY GARLAND,a singer so much in the mold of BARBRA.As a best of,this collection does the job,even if the first disc has my preference.Those 22 songs tell a story of the emergence of an unique singer in the UNITED STATES.FUNNY GIRL made her a star and deservingly so,and you can't imagine nobody else tackle this part.Yes,la STREISAND recorded a few disco songs because it was in fashion ,but everyone makes mistakes and she returned to the songs that her fans like best like MEMORY and SEND IN THE CLOWNS.Stars come and go,but only the real ones can stay on top after fifty years,and BARBRA STREISAND has survived while others have fallen under the carpet after a few hits.Keep on singing BARBRA,you are not a duck.

Broadway Musicals, Revised and Updated: The 101 Greatest Shows of All Time
Broadway Musicals, Revised and Updated: The 101 Greatest Shows of All Time
by Ken Bloom
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 33.23
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MORE THAN FIVE STARS, Feb. 25 2011
This is not the usual coffee table book.Let's say that you never heard about BROADWAY's rich history and wanted to know more about the subject.Stop the search, because you just found what you were looking for.Lavishly illustrated, with some never seen photos of original shows in their initial runs,wonderful anecdotes about the composers,librettists,lyricists,stars,choreographers,directors etc.This book is simply a treasure from the first to the last page.In fact, i guarantee that you'll have a hard time putting it down.Maybe they forgot your all time favorite show ,but i doubt it because all the classics are represented.Many excellent books and essays have been published about BROADWAY(SHOWTIME by LARRY STEMPEL is a good recent example),but none of those are more pleasant and factual than this one.Luckily,i am only halfway through.Yeah!Get this for your friend who is a BROADWAY fan.You'll get a kiss or more...

Rose Marie [Selections]
Rose Marie [Selections]
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5.0 out of 5 stars WELCOME BACK ROSE MARIE., Feb. 11 2011
This review is from: Rose Marie [Selections] (Audio CD)
In this day and age,a cast album of ROSE MARIE ,a 1924 romantic comedy is certainly welcome.This was recorded in 1958,when JULIE ANDREWS had just done MY FAIR LADY and CINDERELLA.Only cynics will find this score out of date.It is simply enchanting.Two movies were made of ROSE MARIE(not counting the one with JOAN CRAWFORD)In both films,the story was changed to the studio's convenance.The MACDONALD-EDDY pairing is remembered best,even if the 1954 BLYTH-KEEL version was shot in color.They included as a bonus recording, the first reprise of the show(the original was not recorded);the famous INDIAN LOVE CALL from the 1936 movie is also there.By the way,it would be nice to bring back the 1954 soundtrack.The booklet gives you what's important to know about the show with pictures.ROSE MARIE is responsable for the myth of CANADA,the country with mountains,indians and the mounted police.I thank SEPIA for bringing back this record.In this day and age,works by composers like FIRML and ROMBERG need to be revitalized.Buy this for god's sake.

The WWE Championship: A Look Back at the Rich History of the WWE Championship
The WWE Championship: A Look Back at the Rich History of the WWE Championship
by Kevin Sullivan
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 20.16
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4.0 out of 5 stars HISTORICAL OVERVIEW, Feb. 3 2011
I enjoyed reading that book that is an overview of the WWE championship over nearly fifty years.However,i must say that there is not enough coverage of the early years.One feels that the author was forced to focus on the last twenty years of the company.I beleive that BRUNO SAMMARTINO,PEDRO MORALES and BOB BACKLUND deserves a little more space, considering their personnal achievments.I understand that today's champions can not stay years on top like in the past, because wrestling has changed a lot since 1963, but come on.When WWF became WWE,we the fans knew what it meant:less wrestling holds,more entertainment,but we managed to get used to it.So ,if you are a devoted fan,you won't learn much by reading that book,you will relive at least a few pleasant moments.Not bad after all.

James Stewart - The Signature Collection: The Spirit of St. Louis/The FBI Story/The Naked Spur/The Stratton Story/The Cheyenne Social Club/Firecreek
James Stewart - The Signature Collection: The Spirit of St. Louis/The FBI Story/The Naked Spur/The Stratton Story/The Cheyenne Social Club/Firecreek
DVD ~ James Stewart
Offered by importcds__
Price: CDN$ 27.51
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4.0 out of 5 stars GOOD OLD JIMMY, Dec 23 2010
Good set of JAMES STEWART movies with only one bad out of 6.THE STATTON STORY is an excellent old fashion bio of MONTY STRATTON a baseball pitcher who lost a leg in a hunting accident;THE NAKED SPUR is a tight western with great scenery;THE SPIRIT OF ST-LOUIS,STEWART is miscast but the film still works because the LINDBERG story is so special;THE FBI STORY is my favourite of the set because i had never seen it;it recounts the story of the organisation with fascinating details and JIMMY and VERA MILES work well together.It lasts more than 2 hours but it never bores;the narrative uses episodic segments and CHIP(STEWART)via his voice off tells it all;FIRECREEK is the dud;it is a reworking of HIGH NOON but STEWART and FONDA can't save it;THE CHEYENNE SOCIAL CLUB is fun;STEWART and FONDA this time makes the most of it and have a field day working together.STEWART has inherited a bordello from his brother and wants to sell it;the girls will manage to make him change his mind.JAMES STEWART fans can buy this eyes closed.

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