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on 13 December 2014
Great book. Points out how cinema has changed and not always for the better. It is sad that the personal touch isn't always there. There is no projectionist to put on a great show with film, it is now digital. Many cinemas don't have curtains and the buildings are not the palatial buildings which I knew.The atmosphere no longer seems to be there. This book reminds us of what cinema used to be and what it is now.
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on 5 February 2014
'The Good, The Bad and The Multiplex' is hugely anecdotal - If you like Mr Kermode you will quite simply like this book. If you also lament the malaise of the modern cinema going experience it is always a pleasure to find someone that not only agrees with you but has the hefty weight of 1000s of hours in the cinema seat to back it up.

Well written and appropriately paced the book recounts a number of key causes of the downfall of the cinema in a balanced and measured manner. The real pleasure of this book is that it puts into words the feeling you get when you visit your local Multiplex to see a film you have been waiting to see for only to leave the cinema wishing you had not have bothered. Nothing to do with the quality of motion pictures but the way that actually viewing the content is made purely secondary to the sale of fast food.

A terrific light read all round.
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on 6 January 2016
A good read even if you're not that into movies. I love movies and share some opinions with MK; others I disagree with but find amusing anyway.
A must read for reference and back story if you listen to the Five Live movie podcast.
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on 20 October 2016
Great book, really interesting and loads of fun to read. He says "what's wrong with the movies of today"; readers may rest assured that the book is as relevant today in 2016 as a few years ago when it was written; I recommend it.
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on 12 August 2017
A great read. All told in an almost casual way. Really seems more like having a chat with the movie doctor rather than being told things. A thoroughly engaging experience from start until the end.
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on 17 August 2017
fascinating and entertaing. 5 points for the boss reference. a must read for all modern film fans. hello to jason isaacs.
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on 8 March 2015
Well done Mark - witty and informative as always
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on 8 January 2014
This book was sent promptly, was good value for money and just what was wanted for a birthday by the person concerned.
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on 30 April 2013
this book made a perfect present for a cinema lover. he had finished reading it within a couple of days and his laughter told me that I had made the right choice.
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on 30 July 2013
Very good reading.My type of book would recommend this book to anyone who works in the industry or like me who remembers the old type of cinemas.
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