The International is actually two movies in one: A highbrow thriller about a sprawling bank that resorts to murder and arms sales to retain its power,...... more
The International is actually two movies in one: A highbrow thriller about a sprawling bank that resorts to murder and arms sales to retain its power, and a sleek visual essay on how architecture and interior design shapes your perceptions. Interpol agent Louis Salinger (Clive Owen, still not quite a star despite Inside Man and Children of Men) has been on the brink of conclusive evidence against the villainous international bank, but his sources always end up dead. With the aid of a Manhattan district attorney (Naomi Watts in a woefully underwritten part), he stumbles on the trail of the bank's favorite hit man, who might provide the (literally) smoking gun Louis needs. The International starts out smooth and silky, with visual style to burn and Owen's intense fervor. The plot gradually bogs down in incoherent moralising, but along the way there are some taut sequences, including a bloody shootout in the Guggenheim Museum where alliances shift unexpectedly. But what makes The International worth seeing is director Tom Tykwer's astute eye for public space: Chic postmodern buildings, broad Italian plazas, Turkish rooftops like mountain paths--Tykwer orchestrates actors through these architectural shapes, his hypnotic visual sense creating far more tension and excitement than the plot. Also featuring Armin Mueller-Stahl (Eastern Promises) and Ulrich Thomsen (The Celebration) as malevolent Europeans. --Bret FetzerStills from The International (click for larger image)
BRAND NEW CD in replica Vinyl album sleeve card wallet with inner bag direct from the Rockers Revolt record label BAY MUSIC UK will include a FREE Moon Ska CD...... more
BRAND NEW CD in replica Vinyl album sleeve card wallet with inner bag direct from the Rockers Revolt record label BAY MUSIC UK will include a FREE Moon Ska CD with this item!! Pama International's self-titled debut CD was originally released back in 2002, now repackaged in a cardboard wallet and inner bag. Record label sales notes This is the album where the band immediately set out their Soul-induced Ska, Rocksteady and Reggae stall. Featuring an all-star cast with members from Steel Pulse, Galliano, Pop Will Eat Itself, Bentley Rhythm Ace, Style Council, Big Boss Man and UK Skasters The Loafers, Special Beat, Intensified and Ska Cubano, it has become something of a cult album in the UK and beyond. The album is crammed full of eclectic sounds. Old school meets new in this soundclash of 60's Ska, Northern soul, Lovers Rock, Rocksteady, and even a Sly & The Family Stone classic. It has been deleted for some years now, and Rockers Revolt are delighted to make it available once again. The CD and download album comes with 5 bonus versions, taken from the now deleted Pama International "Dub Store Special" EP, which came out in 2005 and was mixed by Groove Corporation. These tracks also feature Lynval Golding (The Specials) and Lee Thompson (Madness). Tracklisting - 01 Life Circus 02 Truly Madly Deeply 03 I Love You Too Much To Ever Stop Lying 04 Second Chance 05 Earthquake 06 What's Going On? 07 Love We Give 08 You Make Me High 09 Evening Time 10 Thank You 11 If You Want Me To Stay bonus tracks 12 Second Chance (G.Corp mix) 13 Second Chance version (G.Corp mix) 14 Earthquake (G.Corp mix) 15 Dub Quake (G.Corp mix) 16 Evening Time (G.Corp mix)
Based on the successful international retailing textbook by Nicholas Alexander, this new textbook has been designed to deliver a clear understanding of...... more
Based on the successful international retailing textbook by Nicholas Alexander, this new textbook has been designed to deliver a clear understanding of the retail internationalisation process, considering the supporting theoretical frameworks, international retail activity, and the management of international operations. Structured around four parts, the text guides students through the internationalisation process, considering international markets and how retail enterprises operate within them, before ending with a concluding section that considers future trends. The authors discuss what is happening in international retailing, who is making it happen, why it is happening in the way that it is, and how it is happening. The book therefore examines the international retail process in its entirety by reflecting on contemporary research and the practicalities of international retail activity. The textbook will be accompanied by an online resource centre.The ORC will comprise the following features: Student site: Web exercises Weblinks Glossary of terms Multiple choice questions Revision questions Lecturer site (password protected): PowerPoint slides Revision comments/updates for the textbook Lecturer's guide (explanatory notes and background article guidance for non-research active staff) Seminar and discussion questions Exam questions
Advantages: So much to do, shopping, transport Disadvantages: Expensive
...Having never been to Orlando before, I had no idea what to do there apart from the obvious theme parks. No matter what book I looked in, or what website I looked at, one thing that always came up was International Drive, or better known as I-Drive.
I-Drive is one of the tourist hotspots of Orlando, with a whole range of things to experience there. We don?t drive to we had to rely on the bus...
Advantages: Beats any British beach holiday hands down Disadvantages: Strong currents on some days
...My family and I started going to Hossegor, (which is situated in the Bay Of Biscay, SW France), when I was about 5, way back in the mid 80's. Well, up he coast a tiny bit from there actually). We always stay at the same place when we're there. Its a 4star campsite called Le Vieux Port.
The campsite has everything that you'd need. Even as young children we always had something to do...
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Advantages: Near London by train, cosmopolitan feel, excellent transport connections, eating out, plenty to see Disadvantages: Dog poo
...I?ve now been to Lille three times in the past year or so, each previous time, merely for the day. Only over the last weekend did we stay overnight.
Why Lille? Well, rather like the reason dogs lick their naughty bits, it?s because we can.
Lille is the first main stop in France on the Eurostar/TGV route from the Channel Tunnel ? yes, I know you could get a train that stops at Calais...
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