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Pocock provides an arrestingly thorough analysis of each of these writers, and within this highly-developed context Gibbon emerges as having achieved probably the most effective integration.
Among the many instances Sha provides of period sketches, these are particularly powerful and arrestingly indicative of a story not told.
Snowdonia is arrestingly beautiful, with impressive views opening up with every turn of the road.
She is at once arrestingly real and wholly artificial, utterly convincing and full of contradictions.
Despite the preponderance of nose rings, this is an arrestingly varied bunch, ranging from the Teutonic earnestness of Monika Treut (Didn't Do It for Love) to the irrepressible American-renegade spirit of Paris Is Burning's Jennie Livingston.
Fair cop Debbie Keane arrestingly assured PC Nick Slater of a policeman's ball on his last night at Sun Hill in The Bill (ITV, Friday).
Another, also exhibited in the work of Hand, is the gift of verbal facility that enables a familiar proposition to be expressed memorably, arrestingly, thus enforcing attention, facilitating comprehension, and, often, stimulating new thought (in which case the expressive dimension of judicial greatness merges with the creative).
The Other Guys is an arrestingly funny romp packed with some hilarious moments as straight-laced Will Ferrell is teamed up with his ever-angry hotshot partner Mark Wahlberg.
Trompe l'oeil effects of pleating and creasing, played out in a span of earth tones from rust to ocher to olive to black, are arrestingly beautiful, but equally provocative is the imparting of a temporal dimension to the stalemate between painterly illusionism and modernist frontality: Resolutely two-dimensional surfaces trumpet their flatness even as they summon a previous three-dimensional state.
Steve Martland's string arrangement of the famous D minor Toccata and Fugue was arrestingly lean and muscular, Copland's Nonet, written for almost the same string complement as Bach's third Brandenburg Concerto, brought a wonderful sustained stillness, and Stravinsky's Dumbarton Oaks paid homage to the same concerto in a tensile, pungent reading.
Scott gives an arrestingly supine, elegant and melancholic performance as Lady Caroline.
Jonson begins with "When, Rome, I reade thee in thy mighty paire" and builds arrestingly to "I begin to doubt, / At every line"; and that doubt is followed two lines later with a reconsideration beginning "But .
Soldiers not so old as Sharpe will snap to attention and agree that only the divine Helen Baxendale could be arrestingly sexy as a military police redcap.
The empty space and surfaces, arrestingly if not always cogently lit by Jean Kalman, didn't entirely rob the work of its romanticism, though it wasn't going to let anyone wear their emotions on their sleeves.
A slick, arrestingly pretty comedy machine,'' Ben Brantley wrote about the production in The New York Times.