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Review of Belle De Jour (40th Anniversary Edition) (DVD)

Excellent

“Belle de Jour”

published 29/06/2010

Wonderful leading performance, engaging plot, fantastic scenery, oddly erotic with almost no flesh

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...The trick with "Belle de Jour" is not in how much the director decides to show but instead in how little. This erotic drama is suitably classified as an 18 but contains hardly any nudity or actual scenes of sex. Surprising, since the film revolves around a sexually dissatisfied woman who turns to prostitution in order to fulfil her many wild fantasies. Even with less nudity, there is plenty...

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Review of Belle De Jour (40th Anniversary Edition) (DVD)

Excellent

A classic of French cinema

Challenging at times

..."Belle de Jour" was Buñuel's first film in colour and claimed the Golden Lion at the 1967 Venice Film Festival. It also won the award for Best Foreign Film in 1968 from the New York Film Critics Circle. It was based loosely on a novel by Joseph Kessel and like all of Buñuel's films it's subject matter borders on the surreal and draws upon prevalent ideas of Freudian theory and the idea that our...

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Review of Death Du Jour - Kathy Reichs

Excellent

More exciting than the last

Technicality distracts from the story at times

...Death du Jour is the second book in the series starring Dr Brennan, and is just as good, if not better. This book starts with a bit more excitement that the last book, with Brennan exhuming (digging up) a body from the 1800?s. Shortly after this there is a fire in a house where five bodies are found, including two small children who were only eighteen months old. These two stories run along...

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