It's Only a Movie: Reel Life Adventures of a Film Obsessive

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For all those who grew up believing that Planet of the Apes explains all there is to know about politics, that Slade in Flame was a savage exposé 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 realized 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 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 humor, this compelling cinematic memoir is genuinely "inspired by real events."

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Mark Kermode is a film critic and broadcaster who was named by The Screen Directory as one of the Top Ten Film Critics of All Time. He writes for the Observer and Sight and Sound, is the author of The Exorcist and Shawshank Redemption and his podcasts are downloaded by more than 100,000 people per week.

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"Film criticism is rarely as much fun as Kermode."  —Empire

"Scrapes, star encounters, filmic fixations and irreverent cinematic asides."  —Venue

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