Cardiff in the 1980's is a place where maths can get you noticed. Rumis Vasi is the town's 'maths prodigy': untangling numbers and Rubik's Cubes protects her...... more
Cardiff in the 1980's is a place where maths can get you noticed. Rumis Vasi is the town's 'maths prodigy': untangling numbers and Rubik's Cubes protects her from the harsh vagaries of the playground and gives a pattern to her world. This book brings us a story of aspirations and longing, and of the sometime loneliness of childhood.
Advantages: fascinating story, good characters, brill style Disadvantages: none
...?Gift? is not only an English word, it?s also a German one. Etymologically, both words have the same root, their meaning, however, is different. The English word means ?present?, the German one ?poison?. Reading Nikita Lalwani?s debut novel we learn that the two meanings aren?t as contradictory as they seem at first glance; being extraordinarily gifted can poison the gifted person?s life.
Advantages: Directed by Luc Besson, stylish and compelling film Disadvantages: In French (with subtitles), more expensive to buy on VHS/DVD as it's foreign
...Nikita is an early film from Luc Besson, who has since moved onto major Hollywood productions, including Léon and The Fifth Element among others (less said about Jeanne d'Arc/Joan of Arc the better though).
I've been a fan of Luc Besson's directing skills for years, and Nikita is one of the first of his films that I saw (leant to me by my A-level French teacher, no less). It probably remains...
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Review of Nikita (DVD)
Advantages: Good ambient sounds Disadvantages: not mainstream enough for some
...on the Latin religious-sounding words the backing singer has in the interlude.
A haunting little number.
3 - Silicone. By Mono.
Gentle, melodic, swing beat song. ?I?m smiling, while lying, to you??.
Just dig that harpsichord!
Like this one. Catchy.
4 - The Love Thieves. By Depeche Mode.
Classic Nikita track. Powerful, deep and almost mechanical sounds, with gentler overtones.
More melodrama, but...