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Surprisingly NOT for fans!,
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This review is from: The Good, The Bad and The Multiplex (Kindle Edition)
Mark Kermode is the one film critic that I like to listen to. No, scratch that, he's the only one that I love to listen to. I never miss the Friday review show with Simon Mayo. And there's the rub. You see there's very little in this book that the great man hasn't already espoused at length on the radio show. If you're a regular listener then I'm afraid that you've heard it all before.
That said, there's a humorous tale of a poor visit to a multiplex that everyone can probably relate to starting thing off and if you're not familiar with the man and his views then you'll find yourself informed and entertained.
It's easy to read and there's lots of fact and anecdote, but for the real fans it's a case of been there, done that. Maybe it should have come with a free T shirt.
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Initial post: 18 Aug 2017, 10:29:11 BST
L O'connor says:
The book is amusing enough, but I found the bit about the visit to the cinema a bit silly, if he's a regular cinemagoer, how can the price of the tickets be a surprise to him? How often does he go? Also, when have cinemas not charged more for some seats than others - never that I can remember, and I got back further than he does. Likewise, despite, what he claims, food, drink, ice creams etc have always been heavily promoted at the cinema, and certainly were in the 70s, whatever he says.
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