Mark Kermode - The Good, The Bad and The Multiplex (2nd Hand Paperback)
In It's Only a Movie, the incomparable Mark Kermode showed us the weird world of a film critic's life lived in widescreen. Now, in The Good, The Bad and The Multiplex, he takes us into the belly of the beast to ask:
'What's wrong with modern movies?'
If blockbusters make money no matter how bad they are, then why not make a good one for a change? How can 3-D be the future of cinema when it's been giving audiences a headache for over a hundred years?
Why pay to watch films in cinemas that don't have a projectionist but do have a fast-food stand? And, in a world in which Sex and the City 2 was a hit, what the hell are film critics for?
Outspoken, opinionated and hilariously funny, The Good, The Bad and The Multiplex is a must for anyone who has ever sat in an undermanned, overpriced cinema and asked themselves: 'How the hell did things get to be this terrible?'
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Non-Fiction - Music, Stage, Screen & TV
- Published : 2012
- ISBN : 9780099543497
- SKU : B001027
- PPC : LL250gm
- RRP : £8.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"Very angry and very funny" - Empire.
"As impressive as it is entertaining . . . takes a wrecking ball to the studio chicanery" - Word.
"Expertly written, funny and fascinating" - Shortlist.
Mark James Patrick Kermode (born 2 July 1963) is an English film critic and musician. He is the chief film critic for The Observer, contributes to the magazine Sight & Sound, presents the BBC Four documentary series Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema, co-presents the BBC Radio 5 Live show Kermode and Mayo's Film Review, and previously co-presented the BBC Two arts programme The Culture Show.
Kermode is a member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Kermode is a founding member of the skiffle band the Dodge Brothers, for which he plays double bass.