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Winter’s tale by

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Peter Lake was once in training to be a mechanic, but a tragedy meant that he was cast out of that life, and found himself with the Short Tails. A New York gang run by Pearly Soames. There he became a master burglar. But he went against Pearly and so the Short Tails are now after him. He keeps running,

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Tsotsi [based on book] by dir. by

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This traces a few days in the life of the teenage gang leader Tsotsi. When we first meet him, he and his friends are playing dice, deciding what to do that evening. And what they do is murder a man, stealing his wallet and leaving him behind on the train. One of the gang, Boston, isn’t too happy with this.

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The Outsiders by

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ISBN: 0006722253 I decided to reread this after hearing that the film has been recut and rereleased. The Outsiders is one of those classic YA books. Although I never read it at school I think it might be on one of the optional reading lists. The story revolves around Ponyboy, he tells the story, the first person narrator so everything

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Vanity Fair [based on book] by dir. by

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Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. This is not a good film. To be honest it isn’t even worth discussing, apart from two aspects. There is wonderful look of the costumes, but it isn’t enough to keep you watching for the three thousand hours this film lasts. Okay, so it is really only 141 minutes, but by the end you

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