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Striking; eye-catching.‘at 6 ft 6 in he was an arresting figure’
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- ‘Thankfully, CQ2 is more than anything a showcase for Furey, who is an arresting screen presence, an unusual beauty, and a more than capable dancer.’
- ‘Particularly arresting are those pictures which reveal the incredible symmetry and patterning to be found in the natural world, but all bear eloquent testimony to the planet's beauty.’
- ‘Yes, it's a sensational, arresting number, which may soon pass into general circulation.’
- ‘It is a pity that there exists no serious biography of Archibald Wavell, an intriguing and arresting figure.’
- ‘The arresting part of this photo is not her femaleness, although foregrounding her gender seems to be the intention, but the condition of her gun, which is old, chipped, and rusty.’
- ‘The book's sad and enigmatic title appears under an arresting cover photograph of a Yolngu warrior, Witiyana Arika, playing the traditional clapsticks.’
- ‘Alice Maher's floor-to-ceiling Ombre drawing also carries that authority, an arresting presence of cascading hair that at once shrouds and outlines the female body hidden within.’
- ‘More persons know Alkazi by his awesome reputation than by his arresting theatre productions.’
- ‘The band accompany her perfectly throughout, building to an arresting climax of the kind that leaves you with nothing else to say but ‘wow’ - which doesn't happen very often.’
- ‘Critics have already compared this film to the work of Terrence Malick (The Thin Red Line) with its slow-motion, visually arresting style.’
- ‘It makes for an arresting and accomplished film with some truly outstanding acting along the way.’
- ‘Seeing this familiar image of Christ overlooking the Final Judgment rendered in such an unusual manner has an arresting effect on the viewer.’
- ‘I was tracking something down at Don Park's Daily Habit, and noticed an arresting graphic: a fractal blogspace for Don Park.’
- ‘Nicole Kidman is similarly dominant in Birth, a controversial, arresting film by British director Jonathan Glazer.’
- ‘However, it certainly is an arresting spectacle, and the skills and daring of the cast and director can't be faulted.’
- ‘Along the way it sparkles with arresting images to throw a provocative and highly unusual light on almost everything from British naval supremacy to the French defeat in the 2002 World Cup.’
- ‘It was a remarkably arresting photograph, and I decided to pick up the record on the spot.’
- ‘A retrospective devoted to the cult American photographer, who homed in on the weirder aspects of humanity, this large, arresting show also includes documents, cameras and memorabilia.’
- ‘Before this happened, they had turned out a string of arresting films, many of which were hits - Thunder Rock, The Guinea Pig, and I'm All Right Jack, to name but a few.’
- ‘Archer's Goon is an arresting and impressive book; it deserves to be read more widely than it probably will be.’
- ‘Joseph is a good enough accompanist, but Jonah has a voice of extraordinary, arresting beauty: ‘my brother sings to save the good and make the wicked take their own lives’.’
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