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Kermode, Mark

Works: 63 works in 135 publications in 5 languages and 2,515 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Biography  Pictorial works  Portraits  Exhibition catalogs  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Interviews 
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 )
22 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kermode's book traces the history of The Exorcist back to the alleged 'real life' case of demonic possession which was the basis for William Peter Blatty's novel, & provides a behind the scenes account of one of the most disturbing films ever made
The Shawshank redemption by Mark Kermode( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 341 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
El Espinazo del Diablo The Devil's backbone by Guillermo del Toro( Visual )
3 editions published in 2013 in Spanish and held by 300 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 good, the bad and the multiplex : what's wrong with modern movies? by Mark Kermode( Book )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 247 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
David Bowie is the subject ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 229 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 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in Italian and held by 228 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 )
4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Silent Running by Mark Kermode( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dario Argento : the man, the myths & the magic by Alan Jones( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 16 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
John Carpenter the man and his movies ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 15 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
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
Dans les coulisses de L'exorciste, ou, La petite histoire du film le plus terrifiant de tous les temps by Mark Kermode( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inspiré d'un fait divers relaté dans le "Washington Post", L'exorciste est présenté comme le film le plus terrifiant de l'histoire du cinéma, et la plus grande oeuvre de son réalisateur, William Friedkin. Ce livre retrace ses principales sources d'inspiration et relate les événements pendant le tournage du film
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
Ringu Ring ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in Japanese and held by 5 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 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dustin Hoffman is seventy. He talks to Lauren about his new film 'Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium'. Russell Brand speaks for the first time at the Oxford University Student Union- a tough gig, even for the fiercely intelligent loudmouth. KT Tunstall plays a song from her new album. Mark Kermode picks out the best Christmas movies. He talks to Ang Lee about his new film 'Lust, Caution'- a sexually explicit thriller set in 1940s Shanghai
The culture show ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Special edition of the programme presented by Mark Kermode, looking at the life and career of director Steven Spielberg who turns 60 next month. In an extended interview he discusses the full range of his work, from Oscar-winning hits to occasional flops, and reveals his own favourite from the dozens of films he's made. With contributions from many who've worked with him, including George Lucas, Sean Connery and Harrison Ford
The culture show ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Oscar nominees have been announced. Mark Kermode talks to Tom Hanks about his many Oscars and his latest film, Charlie Wilson's War. Cult actress Laura Linney talks about her new film, The Savages, released in the UK this week. Radio 1 DJ Nihal travels to Ghent in Belgium to meet Soulwax. They've re-worked songs by Kylie, Robbie Williams and the Klaxons for their new album. Best-selling author Conn Iggulden performs at the Galway story-telling festival
The culture show ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 3 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 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
Lauren Laverne and Mark Kermode are back with another packed, wide-ranging edition of the show. There is a unique screening of Danny Boyle's film Slumdog Millionaire in front of a specially invited all-Indian audience, and a look at the attempt in London - despite the biggest economic downturn in decades - to build Europe's tallest building. Finally, the programme features the winners of The Rightful Owners of the Song contest in Liverpool
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Audience level: 0.45 (from 0.08 for It's only ... to 0.92 for Dans les c ...)
Alternative Names
カーモード, マーク
English (69)
French (4)
Spanish (3)
Japanese (2)
Italian (1)