The Good, the Bad and the Multiplex, Paperback

The Good, the Bad and the Multiplex Paperback

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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: Paperback
  • Pages: 336 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Film theory & criticism
  • ISBN: 9781847946034



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Loved this book. No surprises here for anyone who is a regular listener to the good Doctors regular Radio 5 review show, but he makes his point well and I must say I agree with most of what he is saying. Why oh why does he not do the BBC film 2012 instead of that awful duo they have on at the moment.(less)

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