darragh o'donoghue

 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 77% (119 of 154)
In My Own Words:
I AM RETIRING TO AN ALPINE MONASTARY TO READ PROUST AND TINTIN. I CAN'T CHURN THIS CRAP OUT ANY LONGER. MY SOUL WHIMPERED THIS MORNING, 'ENOUGH!' GOODBYE.

My favourite books are Herge's Moon adventures; THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS; Wilde's INTENTIONS; THE GREAT GATSBY; HUCKLEBERRY FINN, Alain-Fournier's LE GRAND MEAULNES; Ford's GOOD SOLDIER; Carter's NIGHTS AT THE CIRCUS; THE LONG GOODBYE; Po… Read more
 

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The "Three Colours" Trilogy by Geoff Andrew
The "Three Colours" Trilogy by Geoff Andrew
1.0 out of 5 stars Three colours: grey, May 27 2002
Even at the time of its release (1993-94), Kieslowski's 'Three Colours' trilogy (in which the ideals of liberty, equality and fraternity embodied in the French flag are ironically applied to such dilemmas in modern life as grief, communication in a media-saturated culture and post-communist capitalism) was seen as the last gasp of a 'world cinema' auteur tradition that had flourished in the 1950s and 60s, but had become virtually moribund by the 1980s. At the time, however, reviews were mixed: some critics were in raptures at the rare, spiritual power of these films, treasuring their exploration of inner lives, and holding them as a Fine Art stick with which to beat the commercial… Read more
The Adventures of Tintin: The Shooting Star[ THE A&hellip by Herge Herge
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
After a string of stories loosely based on mystery/crime plots, 'The Shooting Star' initiates the formula that would become fairly standard in the Tintin books to come: the science-fiction adventure, a kind of modernist Jules Verne. A huge meteorite flying past earth splinters a large fragment which lands near the North Pole. Containing a new metal called phostlite, named after the astronomer who detected it, Tintin and Snowy join an expedition of world-class scientists to lay claim to the rock, in a ship captained by one Haddock, now unlikely President of the Society for Sober Sailors (despite smuggling crates of whiskey for the journey). Their quest, however, is pre-empted by another… Read more
Eisenstein:the Sound Years <b>DVD</b> ~ Nikolai Cherkasov
Eisenstein:the Sound Years DVD ~ Nikolai Cherkasov
3.0 out of 5 stars Awezzzome., May 22 2002
'Ivan The Terrible', the story of the first true Russian tsar, is Eisenstein's most theatrical film - with a couple of brief exceptions, every scene takes place indoors, with the theatrical space and decor hanging turgidly over the dehumanised human action. Long rhetorical speeches are performed by actors with grotesquely stylised movements and poses, oritund declamation and popping eyes. Whispering consists of shouting in crowded, silent halls. This already static film (which seems closer to Shakespeare's history plays and Russian opera like 'Boris Godunov' than cinema) often petrifies into interminable tableaux. All this barnstorming and grandstanding seems more Victorian than we'd… Read more