Second Sight

Second Sight The Selected Film Writing of Adam Mars-Jones

Hardback (15 Dec 2019) | English

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The film review can be a little work of art, not just a consumer guide-as is manifest in this collection by one of the United Kingdom's foremost doyennes of the contemporary silver screen. Covering more than thirty years of film releases, celebrated critic Adam Mars-Jones guides us through the most entertaining, most appalling, and most fantastic films of his viewing lifetime, interweaving his original film reviews with new insights and reflections.

Mars-Jones answers the questions that no other critic has even bothered to ask. What is Twister really about? How many Steven Spielbergs are there? (Spoiler: he counts thirteen). How many of them are worth anything? Who had the greatest slow-burn career in the movies? (Clue: he taught Montgomery Clift how to roll a cigarette.) And which science-fiction film features the most haunting use of slime? Funny, combative, and revealing, Second Sight is a celebration of the artform that maintains the strongest hold on the modern imagination.

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Book information

ISBN: 9781789141542
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Imprint: Reaktion Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 791.4375
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 526g
Height: 146mm
Width: 224mm
Spine width: 32mm