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Being a relatively recent convert to the @wittertainment podcast and the flappy handed blather of BBC Radio's version of Statler and Waldorf, I looked forward to hearing what the good doctor had to say in book form.
Dr. Kermode is very good at speaking, easy to listen to and, giving that he was speaking words he himself had written it came as no surprise that the delivery was crisp and impassioned in all the right places.
Peppered with humour as well as the rants he is famous for the tale moves on at a brisk pace and is enlightening as to what it means to be a full time film critic, from the arcane days of print media in the 80's when he started, to the digital age in this century. It goes someway to explaining how on earth someone can make a living by watching films and complaining about them while simultaneously admitting that they couldn't have done a better job themselves.
An enjoyable listen which includes my current favourite phrase "turned it up to eleventy-stupid"
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