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In My Own Words:
My website: www.russianwriter.net. My name is Vladislav Tamarov.I was born in St.Petersburg, Russia. I served in Afghanistan in 1984-1986 in Soviet Airborne Special Forces. My specialty was minesweeper. 621 days of war I didn't want. 217 days of combat I couldn't forget.
I am an author of : 'Afghanistan: a Russian Soldier's Story' (Tenspeed Press, November 2001), what is new edition of 'Afghanist… Read more


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Phone Booth <b>DVD</b> ~ Colin Farrell
Phone Booth DVD ~ Colin Farrell
5.0 out of 5 stars The art of listening., Sept. 26 2003
Before I watched this film, I read several reviews on it. Most of them was negative. Than I checked out the director: Joel Schumacher. I found few mediocre films by him but at the same time I found few of my favorites: The Lost Boys (1987), Flatliners (1990), Falling Down (1993), The Client (1994). Based on this research I had no choice but to watch this film.
Main character Stu (Colin Farrell at his best performance) is one of this fake New Yorkers: some publicist, dressed in a fake coat of bogus fame and unexciting BIG contacts. He stops by at the phone booth to make his regular call to another women, the one which doesn't know that he is married... As soon as he hangs up? A phone… Read more
Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story Of T&hellip by George Crile
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
"Charlie Wilson's War" serves as best example of the direction which American "free" press shifts in the last few years. The direction of one sided, pro-government "journalism" which serves as one of the tools used to brainwash average American. No wonder to see it in the book written by George Crile, long time producer of the TV show "60 minutes".
I read this book not from "average American" point of view. I read it as former Russian Airborne soldier, who was drafted at the age of 19 and sent to Afghanistan in 1984. 621 days of war I didn't want. 217 days of combat I couldn't forget.
I read it as a soldier who had to watch his friends getting killed. Friends who was same as me,… Read more
About Schmidt (Widescreen) [Import] <b>DVD</b> ~ Jack Nicholson
Very interesting and confusing film about 66 year old, just retired and widowed Mr.. Schmidt (Jack Nicholson). During this 2 hour long movie we find out much more about him not from what he is doing during the film but from his letters to Ndugu, some kid in Africa whom he decided to sponsor. Something like that:
" Dear Ndugu,
Last night I decided to rent few videos and watch it with my girlfriend Christa. She loves old British dramas and I was absolutely sure, that she is going to like this movie, called in America "About Schmidt". I don't now if you heard about it, but when you'll grow up nobody will remember this film so just don't worry about it.
An old retired Nebraskan… Read more

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