The Movie Doctors (Hardback)
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Hardback 352 Pages / Published: 22/10/2015
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The surgery is now open . . . For over a decade, Simon Mayo and Mark Kermode have been sharing their film expertise with each other (and occasionally the odd listener) on the airwaves. Now they are donning their surgical scrubs and bringing their unique blend of deep movie knowledge and medical ignorance to their new guise as the Movie Doctors. Mayo and Kermode are armed and ready to offer improbable cinematic cures for the dilemmas of modern life. Suffering with insomnia and need a cinematic alternative to counting sheep? The Movie Doctors prescribe The Piano. Tinnitus driving you up the wall? A dose of Interstellar can help. Stressed and anxious? The Big Lebowski is what you need. If you're feeling your age, look no further than The Godfather. And what about movies themselves? Doctors Mayo and Kermode are also taking their scalpel to 'sick' movies, dissecting the perils of excessive length, the ill effects of glowing praise and warning how cosmetic surgery can change the face of a film. Celluloid or humanoid, the Movie Doctors are here to help.

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781782116622
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 993 g
Dimensions: 240 x 179 x 31 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
The best double act in the movies * * Observer * *
The hosts of the BBC's flagship film show summon up their knowledge to provide entertaining and informative film-watching tips * * Heat * *
If you want to treat the film fan in your life - or just treat yourself - The Movie Doctors is the place to go . . . The book delights in the kind of movie trivia and outlandish anecdotes that every film buff can enjoy . . . as addictive as ever * * Reader's Digest * *
A fascinating, broad and beautifully presented collection of arguments, articles, diagrams and disputes. Running to over 300 pages, and with sky-high production values, [the book] takes the core medical analogy that Doctors Mayo and Kermode have made their own, and comes up with something that works . . . a thumping good film book * * Den of Geek! * *
Impressive . . . anyone can happily dip in and find something of interest . . . cast[s] an intellectual eye over a popular art * * The List * *
It's a list-maker's dream . . . Lavish illustrations and bountiful in-jokes * * Irish Examiner * *
If you're feeling low let the Movie Doctors prescribe trivia, from deciding how long blockbusters should be to the horrors of taking kids to the flicks * * Independent * *
An easy, fun read yet informative . . . a good choice for the film buffs on your Christmas list * * People's Movies * *
You'll love this! Within minutes of picking up this well-designed hardback, I was grinning with amusement at this very different look at the movie business. Kermode and Mayo have put together a blend of trivia, forthright opinions and useful advice on films to watch for all occasions. If you're looking for a present for anyone with an interest in cinema who appreciates a laugh, then this is what the doctor ordered * * Cinema Technology magazine * *

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“four stars”

I have been wanting to read this for a while, I heard about it everywhere . I love the way it's set out and you learn a lot from the book.

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