Category: DVDs

  • Why You Should And Shouldn’t Watch ‘V For Vendetta’

    Well, what a surprise! When I settled down to watch ‘V For Vendetta,’ I wasn’t expecting much. Maligned by one of its creators, dismissed as empty Hollywood flummery in many reviews and then the delayed release in the UK (it’s a 2006 film for us), all of that didn’t bode well. I was riveted! ‘V’…

  • Toujours Truffaut!

    Tonight, I watched ‘L’Argent de poche’ with my wife. She’d never seen it before and I think the last time I saw it must be over eighteen years ago. It was made in 1976 and it’s one of my favourite ever films. Well, I feel I should qualify that: Truffaut is my favourite director. So,…

  • Made In Sheffield

    Above is one of my Christmas pressies: Made In Sheffield. Of course, I’m going to love this DVD. It’s my generation, it’s the pop music that I loved as a teenager and that shaped the music I make myself. For a couple of years, music made on guitars seemed completely irrelevant and outdated. Everything exciting,…

  • The Best TV Programme Ever Made

    In 1969, the BBC wanted to make a series that would be a scientific counterpart to Civilisation, their highly successful series on Western Art, given by Lord Clarke. They turned, eventually, to Bronowski, though not without experiencing some difficulties. It was not a light undertaking for Bronowski, either, as he described later in the introduction…