I'm very pleased with how they have formatted these lectures. Each 45 minute lecture discusses the composer's life and current circumstances while they had composed the piece, as well as the current music environment that influenced it.
Then the featured piece of that lectures plays through in snippets with pauses to discuss what is being heard and highlights the structural form of each work. It's a great way to break down and highlight each piece especially if you have access to listen to it in its entirety later on.
No I would not. This isn't really a story, but more of a journal of a man's personal day, and not one of the python's day, just a random guy's day.
If you wrote a book about your spring break vacation with your friends, it would be about as interesting. I laughed once and don't think I even smiled after that. He stresses that the work of making a movie is very tedious, and his book reflects that.
I'll admit that I gave up after 2 1/2 hours, and maybe some day I'll try it again, but I can't imagine that they would have wasted the first 1/2 of a book only to make the next half suddenly more interesting.
The narrators actually do some pretty great impressions and are by the best part of the book.
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