A SLICE OF LIFE: CAROUSELS.

VHS_ASliceOfLifeCarousels[VHS: H-Y-P-H-E-N-A-T-E Productions – 1990 – 60 mins]. A Slice of Life brings us the wonderful recollections of a first ride on a Merry-Go-Round from impassioned collectors; stories of the subtle nuances and strokes of genius of the master carvers by their modern day descendants; and tales of exciting discoveries of missing pieces of information by historians and aficionados alike. The accent is on personal anecdote over dry fact; letting the experts tell their own stories. This video presentation has been declared by enthusiasts as the most complete video ever offered on these magical machines and animated animals; and heralded for its compassion and many touching moments, and most importantly – intimate, revealing conversations and recollections, of novices and experts alike on this subject that keeps them youthful in their outlook on life; and hopeful for man’s continued ability to create. ANDY SHINE SAYS: As the above write-up suggests, probably the best carousel programme ever made. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good / Recommended.