With Sunday, the camera watches the characters with a sympathetic eye to the influence of their environment. The characters seem shot without the effects of makeup, and the camera gets so close up that one can almost imagine having a conversation with them instead of merely watching a screen. Lies are acceptable because the person receiving them doesn't mind. The two protagonists are happier for having shared that day and this evokes an infectious warmth.
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Nossiter, described as a trained sommelier, wine writer, and oenophile proves it by his obvious access to some of the biggest names in the international wine industry as well as to the virtually unknown proprietors of tiny boutique domains and appellations. In tracking these folks down for interviews, Nossiter builds a thesis that the world of wine is undergoing crucial changes. Tradition, he suggests, is colliding with modern commerce, though it might be more to the point that traditional marketing has been superseded by the farther reaching and quicker distribution techniques of the conglomerate.
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Best known to mainstream audiences for being the semi-subject of Sting's "An Englishman in New York," Crisp was a writer, a British theater actor, and a bit part movie player on and off in his career, until, at the age of 73, he decided to leave his homeland and move to New York City, where he took up residence in a real shithole of an apartment.
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'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.