Hatchet Job

By: Kermode, Mark

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311 pages. Multiple copies of this title available. This book is an unread copy. Covers have no creasing or wear. Spine is uncreased. Pages are clean and unmarked and in excellent condition. Once upon a time there were professional film makers and professional critics. They didn't always agree, but there was a mutual respect. It is very different now. Starting with the celebrated TV fight between Ken Russell and Alexander Walker (the former hit the latter with a rolled up copy of his Evening Standard review!) and ending with his own admission to Steven Spielberg of a major error of judgement, Mark Kermode takes us on a journey across the modern cinematic landscape. We are all critics now and, as the professional role diminishes, the democratic opportunities of the internet have created a new monster. Relying on speed of response, rather than considered reaction, these new critics have stolen the thunder of their paid up counterparts. But there is a dark side, the shocking deceptions hidden behind the facade of our digital world's new and supposedly democratic alternative, "the honest, unmediated audience response". Mark questions the future of any and all genuinely impartial criticism when reviews are systemically corrupted by bribery, vote-rigging, cyber-stalking, and sock-puppetry. And he asks that crucial question, what kind of films would we have if we listened to what the audience thinks it wants? Quantity Available: 3. Category: Sociology & Culture; ISBN/EAN: 9781447235859. Inventory No: 20050210. Paperback

Title: Hatchet Job

Author: Kermode, Mark

Categories: Sociology & Culture,

Publisher: Picador: 2013

ISBN Number: 1447235851

ISBN Number 13: 9781447235859

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: As New

kg: 0.43 kg

Seller ID: 20050210

Keywords: BZDB5 Sociology & Culture; Hatchet Job Paperback,