It's Only A Movie: Reel Life Adventures of a Film Obsessive by Mark Kermode - £5.99 @ Amazon UK
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It's Only A Movie: Reel Life Adventures of a Film Obsessive by Mark Kermode - £5.99 @ Amazon UK

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Found 2nd Feb 2010
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To avoid fainting keep repeating,
It's only a move
..only a movie
..only a movie
..only a movie

If you grew up believing that Planet of the Apes told you all you needed to know about politics, that Slade in Flame was a savage expose of the pop world, and that The Exorcist revealed the meaning of life, then you probably spent far too many of your formative years at the cinema. Just as likely, you soon realised that there was only one career open to you - you'd have to become a film critic.

In Its Only a Movie, the incomparable Mark Kermode takes us into the weird world of a life lived in widescreen. Join him as he embarks on a gut-wrenching journey through the former Soviet Union on the trail of the low-budget horror flick Dark Waters, cringe as he's handbagged by Helen Mirren at the BAFTA awards ceremony, cheer as he gets thrown out of the Cannes Film Festival for heckling in very bad French, and don't forget to gasp as he's shot at while interviewing Werner Herzog in the Hollywood Hills. Written with sardonic wit and wry good humour, this compelling cinematic memoir is genuinely inspired by real events.

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Dr Kermode is the only film critic worth listening to in this country IMO.Apart from his "Exorcist" fixation.

Agreed. His podcasts are excellent and particularly good when he gets into rant-mode. He might not have the mainstream appeal of Jonathan Ross (who I also like) but he's a far better film critic. They should really give him the Film 2010 job.

Kermode has a face for radio.. oh, wait, actually he doesn't, because he has a grindingly whiney voice too. He is well up his own bottom. Film 2010 needs to go to someone fresher. Why not wait until April when this book will be in Poundland?

Personally I think he is one of the worst reviewers in the country, his idiot will get fixated on the tiniest niggle in a film and go on to completely destroy it.

Head up A**e syndrome if you ask me.

Does anyone know if this is good? Read any reviews in the paper?
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