Any Human Heart DVD

Any Human Heart DVD Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play An adaptation of William Boyd&39;s best-selling novel Any Human Heart tells the story of Logan Mountstuart&39;s long and rackety life one which spans every decade of the twentieth century in all its fantastic and humdrum dangerous and tranquil tragic and humorous aspects The four films follow Logan from his time in Oxford; through literary market success with the publication of his &39;racy&39; novel &39;The Girl Factory&39;; through numerous affairs and two marriages; one tragic true love; adventures as a spy behind enemy lines; flirtations with Wallis Simpson; encounters with Ernest Hemingway Ian Fleming sexual scandal in the New York art scene; destitution in Pimlico; unlikely heroism to a final and perhaps even contented death Although it would appear to the outside that his life has been defined by a combination of random quantities of good and bad luck for Logan if he really looked closely it has probably been more accurately defined by sex While it is compelling pacy witty sexy emotional and clever it is also a brilliant and innovative charting of the history of the 20th Century Logan has the habit of popping up Zelig-like at pivotal moments in 20th Century history and teetering on the brink of immortality before inevitably plunging back into obscurity Logan&39;s journey touches on key moments and movements that still shape our times in the 21st Century the pre-war emergence of the working class power and the end of establishment complacency; the rise of European Fascism; the last global conflict that was World War 2; the zenith of American hegemony in the 1950s and 60s; the emergence of political terrorism (the Baader-Meinhof Gang); the squalor and degradation of urban poverty; the long shadow of the 2nd World War; and finally the serenity and wisdom that a long fully-lived life can provide
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