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Kermode, Mark

Works: 59 works in 161 publications in 5 languages and 2,850 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Horror films  History  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Portraits  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Mark Kermode
Most widely held works by Mark Kermode
The exorcist by Mark Kermode( Book )

36 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Inspired by an alleged real case of demonic possession in 1949. The Exorcist became an international phenomenon. A blockbusting adaptation of a best-selling novel, it was praised as 'deeply spiritual' by some sections of the Catholic Church while being picketed by the Festival of Light and branded 'Satanic' by the evangelist Billy Graham. Banned on video in the UK for nearly fifteen years, the film still retains an extraordinary power to shock and startle." "The second edition of Mark Kermode's Exorcist volume has now been updated and expanded; its publication completes a journey of discovery begun by the author in 1997. The new edition documents the deletion and recovery of key scenes that have now been re-integrated into the film to create The Exorcist: The Version You're Never Seen. Candid interviews with director William Friedkin and writer/producer William Peter Blatty reveal the behind-the-scenes battles which took place during the production. In addition, exclusive stills reveal the truth about the legendary 'subliminal images' allegedly lurking within the celluloid."--Jacket
El Espinazo del Diablo The Devil's backbone by Guillermo del Toro( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the most personal film by Guillermo del Toro,... is also among his most frightening and emotionally layered. Set during the final week of the Spanish Civil War, it tells the tale of a twelve-year-old boy who, after his freedom-fighting father is killed, is sent to a haunted rural orphanage full of terrible secrets. Del Toro expertly combines gothic ghost story, murder mystery, and historical melodrama in a stylish melange that, like his later Pan's Labyrinth, reminds us the scariest monsters are often the human ones"--Container
David Bowie is the subject by David Bowie( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"David Bowie is a pioneering artist and performer whose career has spanned nearly 50 years and brought him international acclaim. He has sold over 140 million albums, and been cited as a major influence on contemporary artists and designers working across the creative arts. This is the first book to be granted access to Bowie's personal archive of performance costume, ephemera and original design artwork by Bowie, and brings it together to present a completely new perspective on his creative work and collaborations. The book traces his career from its beginnings in London, through the breakthroughs of Space Oddity and Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, and on to his impact on the larger international tradition of twentieth-century avant-garde art. Essays by V & A curators on Bowie's London, image and influence on the fashion world are complemented by Christopher Frayling on film; Howard Goodall on musicology; Camille Paglia on gender and decadence; and Jon Savage on Bowie's relationship with William Burroughs and his fans."--Publisher's description
The good, the bad and the multiplex : what's wrong with modern movies? by Mark Kermode( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title is the hilarious follow-up to the bestselling 'It's Only a Movie'. It is a no-holds-barred account of all that is great and all that is terrible about cinema
Salò, o, Le 120 giornate di Sodoma Salò, the 120 days of Sodom by Pier Paolo Pasolini( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Italian and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the titles, Pasolini informs viewers that it is "1944-45 nell' Italia Settentrionale durante l'occupazione nazifascista [in Northern Italy during the Nazi-Fascist occupation]." That, along with the "Bibliografia essenziale" that precedes it, indicates that a political meaning, dealing with the corruption of absolute power, was uppermost in the filmmakers mind. Motives aside, Pasolini's interpretation of the Marquis de Sade's eighteenth century opus of torture and degradation remains banned in many countries, is deemed one of the most disturbing films ever made, and is still-- 30 years after its initial release-- notorious and controversial
Hatchet job : love movies, hate critics by Mark Kermode( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The UK's most trusted (and scathing) film reviewer asks: who needs the professionals now that everyone's a critic? For decades, the backbone of film criticism has been the hatchet job - the entertaining trashing of a film by professional reviewers, seen by many as cynical snobs. But with the arrival of the internet, have the critics finally fallen under the axe? With movie posters now just as likely to be adorned by Twitter quotes as fusty reviewer recommendations, has the rise of enthusiastic amateurism sounded the death knell of a profession? Are the democratic opportunities of the internet any more reliable than the old gripes and prejudices of the establishment? Can editing really be done by robots? And what kind of films would we have if we listened to what the audience thinks it wants? Starting with the celebrated TV fight between film-maker Ken Russell and critic Alexander Walker (the former hit the latter with a rolled-up copy of his Evening Standard review on live television) 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. Like its predecessor, The Good, The Bad and The Multiplex, Hatchet Job blends historical analysis with trenchant opinion, bitter personal prejudices, autobiographical diversions and anecdotes, and laugh-out-loud acerbic humour. It's the perfect book for anyone who's ever expressed an opinion about a movie
Silent running by Mark Kermode( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A visually stunning and heartfelt riposte to the emotional sterility of Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, Douglas Trumbull's eco-themed Silent Running (1972) became one of the defining science-fiction films of the seventies. Bruce Dern excels as lonely hero Freeman Lowell, cast adrift in deep space with three robotic 'Drones' who become his 'amazing companions' on a journey 'beyond imagination'. Mark Kermode, writing on his favourite science fiction film of all time, traces Trumbull's sentimental masterpiece from its roots in the counter-culture of the sixties to its enduring appeal as a cult classic in the 21st century. Drawing on a new interview with Trumbull, Kermode examines both the technical and thematic elements of this uniquely moving space adventure, which continues to be mirrored and imitated by film-makers today
Dario Argento : the man, the myths & the magic by Alan Jones( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Internationally renowned writer, broadcaster and author Alan Jones has tirelessly reported on every aspect of Argento's career for more than three decades. Every single feature, interview, review and in-depth look at Argento's multi-faceted universe was meticulously collated into one stunning, Sold Out volume, originally called 'Profondo Argento'. Available again at last, now under a new title and cover, 'Dario Argento: The Man, the Myths and the Magic' includes a wealth of fresh material and interviews exclusively conducted for this exhaustive overview of Argento's extraordinary body of work. Illustrated with rare stills, posters and candid behind-the-scenes photos from the author's private collection, Jones probes deep into the psyche and methodology of one of the world's most celebrated genre directors - and in doing so also uncovers the luminous chaos of the entire Italian Film Industry itself
The ninth configuration by William Peter Blatty( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The basis of an acclaimed 1980 film (also known as Twinkle, Twinkle, "Killer" Kane), The Ninth Configuration is a thought-provoking, blackly comic journey into the heart of madness-and the outer limits of belief."--Provided by publisher
The culture show( Visual )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lauren Laverne presents the best arts and culture stories of the week. Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson spill the beans on Down the Line, the spoof radio phone-in show that outraged Radio 4 listeners. Jake and Dinos Chapman talk about Bad Art for Bad People at Tate Liverpool with Mark Kermode. Zina Saro-Wiwa looks at how porn culture has entered the mainstream, while Lauren picks out the five bands to watch out for in 2007, including The View and the Brian Jacket Letdown
The ring two by Hideo Nakata( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in Japanese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A TV reporter investigates the death of a schoolgirl, who died after watching a video and then receiving a mysterious phone message ; when the reporter watches the video, she also gets a phone call ... [c.f. Halliwell's]
The culture show( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Culture Show comes from the Old Fruitmarket in the heart of Glasgow's Merchant City, one of the main venues in the city's Celtic Connections festival. To mark the 250th anniversary of Robert Burns' birth, we've brought together some of Scotland's finest actors to perform Burns' most striking and rarely celebrated works. We profile the work of rising star theatre director Rupert Goold whose controversial and much criticised production of King Lear comes to the Young Vic on January 29th. Plus, Franz Ferdinand perform some new material from their much awaited third album Tonight: Franz Ferdinand
The culture show( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lauren Laverne and Mark Kermode present another mix of cultural highlights. Seattle band Fleet Foxes give an exclusive performance, and Andrew Graham Dixon explores Tate Modern's exhibition of Russian constructivist art. Also on the show, the original punk poet John Cooper Clarke. His work inspires bands such as the Arctic Monkeys and Reverend and the Makers, but why was his fame so short-lived? As he turns 60 we speak to him about a life on the literary edge
The culture show( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

10. The show includes a rare TV interview with pianist Alfred Brendel, who reveals a passion for the later films of Luis Bunuel. Greg Dyke turns reporter and sets out to uncover the secret of HBO, the company behind such hits as Sex and the City and The Sopranos. Mark Kermode reviews the week's film releases including The Soloist and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. And there's a celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Felix Mendelssohn with a special performance -- 11. On Heat magazine's tenth anniversary, Mark Kermode and Miranda Sawyer discuss the merits of Heat and celebrity culture in general. Greg Dyke meets Alan Ball, writer of American Beauty and the man behind HBO's Six Feet Under. Martin McDonagh, who has received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay for his first feature film In Bruges, talks to Mark Kermode. Plus a profile of Glasgow-based artist David Shrigley, and there's music from Canadian band Ladyhawk and Franz Ferdinand -- 12. With the Oscars coming up, the Culture Show brings an alternative - The Kermode Awards. With no tearful winners or embarrassing speeches, The Kermodes are the antidote to the Oscars. As with the Oscars, huge secrecy surrounds The Kermodes but insiders are tipping the likes of director Terence Davies, and actors Michael Fassbender and Eddie Marsden to do well. Plus Lauren Laverne previews a new production of Waiting for Godot which hit British theatres fifty years ago
The culture show( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lauren Laverne steers us through another packed Culture Show, which covers poetry, architecture, film, music and TV. The work of Scotland's greatest living poet Edwin Morgan is celebrated, while Tom Dyckhoff travels to Basel for an exclusive interview with superstar architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron - the brains behind the conversion of Bankside Power Station into Tate Modern. Meanwhile, Grace Dent goes on a pilgrimage back home to Carlisle to look at the past, present and future of regional news and Mark Kermode gets to meet his secret crush, Eric Bana, star of Hulk, Munich and Troy. Music in the Culture Show bar come from Brit Nominated band, Editors
The culture show( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lauren Laverne meets 20 year-old Ellen Page, star of the surprise US box office hit Juno. The Hayward Gallery is staging an exhibition of 'funny' art works. Karl Pilkington and Noel Fielding visit to see if it will make them laugh. Director Julian Schnabel's talks to Mark Kermode about his film the Diving Bell and the Butterfly. Tim Samuels meets songwriter Jeffrey Lewis. Includes music from !!!, the Moldy Peaches and Canadian singer Feist
The culture show( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Kermode wants to set up a movie premiere at Britain's smallest cinema before it closes down after 54 years. We meet Giles Deacon, a designer at his own label Giles, Bottega Veneta, Gucci, Mulberry and creator of a sell-out range at New Look. A new series of That Mitchell and Webb Look is about to start, so we quiz the double act on their friendship. Moby takes the Culture Show busking challenge: how much can he make in 15 minutes?
Movie doctors by Simon Mayo( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's only a movie : a cinematic autobiography 'inspired by real events' by Mark Kermode( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What happens when you become obsessed with movies at a very early age? Mark Kermode has written a hilarious book about a life lived in film that will appeal to anyone who's ever wondered 'Who would play me in the film of my life?'
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Salò, o, Le 120 giornate di Sodoma Salò, the 120 days of Sodom
Alternative Names
Mark Kermod

Mark Kermode Brits televisiepresentator

Mark Kermode englischer Filmkritiker

Кермод, Марк

Марк Кермод

カーモード, マーク




The good, the bad and the multiplex : what's wrong with modern movies?Salò, o, Le 120 giornate di Sodoma Salò, the 120 days of SodomThe ninth configurationIt's only a movie : a cinematic autobiography 'inspired by real events'