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The Astronimical Patrick Moore DVD BIOGRAPHY
mo7 from United Kingdom
15 October 2006
For once the reviews are right. Titled 'The Astronimical Patrick
Moore-the authorised version', this is Patrick Moore at his self
effacing best. Never taking himself too seriously and not afraid to
poke fun and question the competence of the establishment, even the
BBC!! Apparently the BBC pulled out of its production for cost reasons,
but that did not stop one of their reviewers describing it as "a gem of
a DVD and a masterclass in how biographies should be made".
Apart from exposing Sir Patrick as he's never been seen before, the
technique is perhaps the most striking thing about the film; the
producer having broken with the normal journalistic approach of having
a narrator give his version of a subject's life. Rather, Sir Patrick is
allowed to tell it as he sees it, with political correctness and
diplomacy going out the window.
Let's hope other producers are brave enough to follow this lead.
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