Film Critic: A Decade Behind the Scenes in the Movie Industry
BOOK DESCRIPTION"Film Critic: A Decade Behind the Scenes in the Movies Industry" is an insider look at the world of criticism, celebrity interviews, and movies. Ever wanted to know how a professional critic goes about his or her job? "Film Critic" alternates between hilarious and serious, all... show more
BOOK DESCRIPTION"Film Critic: A Decade Behind the Scenes in the Movies Industry" is an insider look at the world of criticism, celebrity interviews, and movies. Ever wanted to know how a professional critic goes about his or her job? "Film Critic" alternates between hilarious and serious, all with the goal of entertaining the reader. So yeah, it's pretty much the opposite of "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull". Enjoy!REVIEWSLaremy crushes it as he goes behind the scenes of film criticism and gives some of his best and worst experiences working as a film critic, the pros and cons of going into work full time as a critic, and breaks down exactly why criticism of films is warranted at all. It's funny and smart and fairly quick read. Highly recommended. - The Cradleman (Amazon Verified Purchase)AUTHOR BIOPop culture maven Laremy, a Seattleite with a heart of gold, has traveled to Hollywood and back to bring you some laughs, entertainment, and perhaps a thinker or two. His favorite series in the world is Douglas Adams's "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" and he can be found walking his golden puggle Bugsy each and every night.Laremy was recently interviewed by Indiewire.com:http://blogs.indiewire.com/criticwire/an-interview-with-film-critic-laremy-legel-on-his-new-book-film-criticChapters include:Matt McConaugheySpike LeeJoss WhedonKristen StewartDarren AronofskyJoan CusackAdam CarollaPodcastingRadio and Television AppearancesScreeningsScreenersThe Highs and Lows of SundanceExpertise vs. EnthusiasmGreat ExpectationsWhat Makes a Masterpiece?Why The MPAA is TerribleThe Reader vs. The Dark KnightTucker MaxBribesThe Critic / General Public DivideCommentersDisagreeing with RottenTomatoesThe NotebookBabelV for VendettaThe Dark KnightInglourious BasterdsG.I. Joe: The Rise of CobraThe Review That Ended up Costing Me a JobNovels and ScreenplaysWriting GossipShould You Write for Free?FAQsIn Defense of Film Criticism
Publish date: February 5th 2013
Publisher: Laremy Inc.
Pages no: 250
Edition language: English
I bought it out of curiosity, knowing the author from Ropes of Silicon. The book reads in fact as a memoir, about Legel's struggles to succeed in a field he loves so much, with bits of previously unpublished materials. As I am interested in the way how this whole film criticism works, I thought it w...