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The glorious but brief career of a Russian dancer

Advantages: An illuminating and atmospheric if sad biography
Disadvantages: None really, for anyone interested in the subject

The name Nijinsky is synonymous with dance from the last days of imperial Russia. I must confess to knowing little about him until I read this, the first biography of him for nearly forty years, and for me it was a surprise to learn that his career was s ...

JOHNV 22.06.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Nijinsky A Life - Lucy Moore

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One woman's experience of love, loss and imprisonment in Russia

Advantages: Stark retelling of an often unhappy life
Disadvantages: None

... Lina Prokoviev Lina Prokofiev was born Carlina Codina in Madrid in 1897, and spent most of her childhood in New York. This book is a biography of her, based largely on her previously unpublished letters. The book After making her stage deb ...

JOHNV 20.04.2013 · Read full review
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Review of The Love and Wars of Lina Prokofiev: The Story of Lina and Serge Prokofiev - Simon Morrison

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"Film has gone from Citizen Cane to Candy Cane" - Orsen Wells!

Advantages: Interesting stuff
Disadvantages: Not saucy enough

Mike Medevoy was and is a very famous movie producer form the early 1970s, 80s and 90s, still dabbling a bit now, but not quite the power he was, hence the tell all book on his life. He rose to power through Universal Studios, going from mail room boy to ...

thedevilinme 01.12.2010 · Read full review
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Review of You're Only as Good as Your Next One: 100 Great Films, 100 Good Films and 100 for Which I Should be Shot - Mike Medevoy

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Please sir can I have some Moore...

Advantages: Gentle read
Disadvantages: Bit boring and waffly

It's widely known that Roger Moore is the nicest and most down to earth of movie stars, and also one of the most wooden, of course, using Cuprinol as sun tan oil and needs a plain and chisel for his morning shave, that affable personality getting him more ...

thedevilinme 17.02.2011 · Read full review
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Review of My Word Is My Bond: The Autobiography - Roger Moore

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A Saintly Biography!

Advantages: First time his life has ever been told!
Disadvantages: Emotional and upsetting in parts.

...this book is called My Word is My Bond, and I think that the title is spot on for the person we are reading about. When it was announced the book was to be written I was extremely curious as to how Moore would approach the telling of his life ...

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Review of My Word Is My Bond: The Autobiography - Roger Moore

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