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Man On Wire – James Marsh

August 4th, 2008 · 1 Comment · documentary

On top of the World Trade Centre 9/10 ‘Man On Wire‘ is a documentary chronicling Philippe Petit’s 1974 high-wire walk between the Twin Towers. A meticulously planned and highly illegal stunt, which involved years of clandestine plotting and finally a generous amount of good luck, director James Marsh claims the story struck him as “a […]

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Don DeLillo – Falling Man

October 23rd, 2007 · No Comments · Fiction

The big post 9-11 book from DeLillo 7/10 In ‘Falling Man’ DeLillo tries to tackle the Big Theme of the 21st century – namely September 11, 2001 – and how it has impacted on the collective psyche. However, there is less of the virtuoso authorial omnipresence of Underworld, for example, but more examination of the […]

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TV on the Radio – Return to Cookie Mountain

January 31st, 2007 · No Comments · Alt-rock, Best of 2006, MP3s, Pop/Rock, post-rock

Radio transmission 7/10 TV on the Radio aren’t as an immediate band to get into as some reviews might have you believe. I loved their first EP Young Liars but found their debut LP ‘Desperate Youth Blood Thirsty Babes‘ wearyingly oppressive and turgid and two-starred it in an unpopular Amazon review. I have given Return […]

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