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Saxophone Method Supplementary Songbook a: With CD (Progressive)
Saxophone Method Supplementary Songbook a: With CD (Progressive)
by Andrew Scott
Edition: Paperback
5 used & new from $4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A fine teaching product, September 18, 2006
I have used Andrew Scott's product for both Clarinet and Tenor Sax. They do a fine job (with the CD) of teaching the fundamentals of the instrument and through use of the CD you learn to play with correct timing - difficult to learn if you do not have a live person as a tutor. The CD's have a feature I have seen on no other "play along" disks. By adjusting the stereo balance you can play 1)clarinet only; 2)accompaniement only; 3)combined clarinet with accompaniement.

I can appreciate that some may not enjoy the choice of tunes as entertainment. The important thing is that they are familiar tunes; they are very different in style and accompaniement and represent excellent teaching tools. I strongly recommend this book and CD if one has to learn without a tutor.

Wodehouse Playhouse - Series Three
Wodehouse Playhouse - Series Three
DVD ~ John Alderton
12 used & new from $3.99

13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Without Pauline Collins pass on Wodehouse Playhouse, March 25, 2004
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I would not have bought this DVD if I had known that it was the sans Collins version. First I am a great fan of Wodehouse done well. The PBS Jeeves and Wooster was beautifully done. Playhouse 1 and 2 was in the main beautifully done. Just 2 or 3 weak stories. The Wodehouse series, when played by regular actors, has in essence, some rather dumb scenes and stupid stories. It is the talent of Collins and Alderton that brings a new dimension and makes it so enjoyable. Collins sense of the ridiculous, is superb and quite unique. She has some of the most terrible lines and somehow makes them unforgettable. She:"Pah!", He:"Did you say 'Pah'?", She: "Yes I said Pah. Pah! Pah! Pah!" What can any other actress do with lines like that. Alderton is excellent but Wodehouse is possible without Alderton. Without Collins these stories are not worth much.

Wodehouse Playhouse, Series 2
Wodehouse Playhouse, Series 2
DVD ~ John Alderton
15 used & new from $0.79

8 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Code of the Mulliners, August 26, 2003
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I have not reviewed the DVD; however, I watched the Code of the Mulliners so many times on PBS in the 70s that I had the dialog pretty well memorized. Cecil Mulliner's mother was going mad. Since we all know that madness is hereditary, Cecil had to get disengaged from the girl he loved but breaking an engagement is against the Code of the Mulliners. However, there were some quite brilliant chaps at the Drones Club to advise him. The solution was to employ a melodrama queen past her prime(Collins) to break things up. At a Savoy luncheon with his mother and fiance, Collins confronted him: "You swine!"...He: "Waiter some wine"... Collins: "You have treated me shabbily"...He: " Waiter! Chablis". To everyone's utter surprise, all turns out right for everyone in the end. Do not miss it.

Yes, Minister: The Complete Collection
Yes, Minister: The Complete Collection
DVD ~ Paul Eddington
Price: $24.98
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sophisticated look at UK political scene. Great statire, June 2, 2003
I have watched Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister many times on PBS and on my own VHS recordings. Very insightful writing and direction. You cannot help feeling that the essence of the skulduggery is very true. I think Maggie Tatcher affirmed that with her comments when awarding Nigel Hawthorn and Paul Eddington their MBE's. The acting, the humor, the satire are superb. The supporting guest stars add so much too. So many times, at the end of an episode I have had a great sense of satisfaction. A sense of enjoyment not usually felt when watching TV. I share the sentiments of your reviewer "cbstar" about the one hour Party Games episode that seems to have got lost. I only saw it once but I still see Arnold's tears of laughter when he and Humphrey decide to pick Hacker for PM. Hacker's speech on the British sausage is superb.

The Forsyte Saga, Series 1
The Forsyte Saga, Series 1
DVD ~ Gina McKee
Offered by MightySilver
Price: $34.43
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3 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A disapointing rerun of a classic masterpiece, June 2, 2003
This review is from: The Forsyte Saga, Series 1 (DVD)
I read 9 volumes of Galsworthy's classic and watched the Eric Poter version on PBS twice. This modern version is a terrible disapointment. Obviously low budget and abbreviated it did not capture the essence of what it means to be a Forsyte. It fails at that point.
The existence of the Irene/Bosinney affair is a fundamental feature of the story. It is the fact that the affair occurred that is important. The drawn out sordid details of the details of it went on too long and are boring and irrelevant. With due respect to the beautiful and talented actress, the casting of Irene is a disaster. Young Jolyon is marginal. Winifred's role was misunderstood. The role of June was simply overdone. The producer, director and production crew are too much influenced by soap opera and refuse to bow to the classics. I concede that the classics may be judged as simply high class soaps. But high class makes an enormous difference.

Two-Way Stretch
Two-Way Stretch
DVD ~ Peter Sellers
Offered by Feed Your TV!
Price: $29.99
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A few more touches, March 13, 2003
This review is from: Two-Way Stretch (DVD)
Your reviewers Kim and Peter did an excellent job and I heartily agree with them.
Do you remember how increasingly noisy the Army guarding the valuables were? Culminating in the major in his armored car yelling at midnight outside the pub and having a chamber pot unceremoniously dumped upon him.
We saw (a much older and heavier) Lionel Jefferies (a bishop) at a London theater. After, on the street, program still in hand, we were discussing our evening plans when he came by in street clothes and said he hoped we enjoyed the show. We persueded him to say "Shut up when I'm talkin' " (from 2-way Stretch) We will never forget it.

I'm All Right Jack
I'm All Right Jack
DVD ~ Ian Carmichael
Price: $73.99
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A hilarious and brilliant satire from the Fifties, December 16, 2002
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This review is from: I'm All Right Jack (DVD)
A rather posh young man(Ian Carmichael) graduates from Oxford University intending to become a Captain of Industry. Owing to his honesty and naievety he does not interview well and ends up as fork lift driver at his uncle's (Denis Price) defense plant. He finds a poweful union boss(Peter Sellers) and a somewhat unscrupulous personnel director(Terry-Thomas) along with some executives (uncle plus Dickie Attenborough) working a shady arms deal with a third world country. Carmichael has a 1950s chaste encounter with the delightful Liz Fraser (Sellers daughter) and inadvertently precipitates a strike and is used by all as a scapegoat to restore labor peace. The movie is a satire and full of fun. Enjoy its hilarity. Dont take it seriously.

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