WorldCat Identities

Kermode, Mark

Works: 68 works in 177 publications in 5 languages and 3,145 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Horror films  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  War films  Pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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 672 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 )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 430 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
The Shawshank redemption by Mark Kermode( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How did a low-key prison movie which was considered a box-office flop on its original release become one of the most popular movies of all time? Mark Kermode, writer and presenter of the acclaimed Channel 4 documentary Shawshank: The Redeeming Feature, traces the history of this unexpected audience favorite from the pages of Stephen King's novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, through the icy corridors of Ohio's Mansfield Reformatory (whose imposing gothic architecture dominates the film), to the television and video screens on which The Shawshank Redemption became a phenomenon. Kermode's account draws on extensive interviews with the writer and director Frank Darabont and the leading players Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. The book also explores the near-religious fervour that the film inspires in its huge number of devoted fans
David Bowie is the subject by David Bowie( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 309 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
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 249 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
The good, the bad and the multiplex : what's wrong with modern movies? by Mark Kermode( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 245 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
Hatchet job : love movies, hate critics by Mark Kermode( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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"-- Book jacket
Silent running by Mark Kermode( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 148 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
The movie doctors by Simon Mayo( Book )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

FILMS, CINEMA. 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 bring their unique blend of deep movie knowledge and medical ignorance to their new guise as the Movie Doctors, ready to offer improbable cinematic cures for the dilemmas of modern life. Need an alternative to counting sheep? Try The Piano. Tinnitus driving you up the wall? Interstellar can help. Stressed and anxious? The Big Lebowski is what you need. Mayo and Kermode also take 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
Dario Argento : the man, the myths & the magic by Alan Jones( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 20 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

"Hidden away in a brooding Gothic manor in the deep woods is Center Eighteen, a secret military "rest camp" currently housing twenty-seven inmates, all officers who have succumbed to a sudden outbreak of mental illness. Have the men truly lost their minds, are they only pretending to be insane to avoid combat, or is some more sinister conspiracy at work? Desperate for answers, the Pentagon has placed a brilliant Marine psychiatrist in charge of the base and its deranged occupants. A man of deep faith and compassion, Colonel Kane hopes to uncover the root of the men's bizarre obsessions. But as Center Eighteen descends into chaos, Kane finds the greatest challenge may be his own buried demons ..."--Back cover
John Carpenter : the man and his movies by John Carpenter( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary about the great maverick director of the past three decades, John Carpenter, and how he changed the face of horror and action with a string of worldwide smash hits
Movie geek : the Den of Geek! guide to the movieverse by Simon Brew( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Movie Geek is a nerdy dive into popular movies, brought to you by the hugely popular entertainment and pop culture fan website Den Of Geek
The Good, the Bad, and the Multiplex by Mark Kermode( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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?'
The exorcist : the making of a classic motion picture by Mark Kermode( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ring 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 )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lauren Laverne, Mark Kermode and Andrew Graham-Dixon look back at some of the highlights of 2007, choosing their favourite moments. Lauren has jammed with Sir Paul McCartney, pointed guns at Quentin Tarantino and flirted with Lou Reed. There were some big exhibitions this year, including the Chapman brothers 'Bad Art for Bad People' and David Lynch in Paris. There was the Cannes Film Festival, the Venice Biennale and the re-opening of the Royal Festival Hall
Twinkle twinkle Killer Kane, Ninth configuration by William Peter Blatty( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Poliakoff : a Culture Show special by Mark Kermode( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The award winning writer and director talks about the themes he explores in his work including family, loss, memory and lonliness
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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Alternative Names
Mark Kermod

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Mark Kermode crítico de cine británico

Mark Kermode critique de cinéma britannique

Mark Kermode englischer Filmkritiker

Mark Kermode English film critic

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