It's Only a Movie

Reel Life Adventures of a Film Obsessive

352 pages

English language

Published April 6, 2010 by Penguin Random House.


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Reel life adventures of a film obsessiveTo avoid fainting, keep repeatingIt's only a move..only a movie..only a movie..only a movieIf 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 would have realised that there was only one career open to you - you'd have to become a film critic.In It's 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 …

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  • Film critics
  • Great britain, biography