Tue 23 Nov 2010

Mark Kermode “It’s Only a Movie”

Scenes from a life lived through a lens.

What happens when you spend most of your childhood in a cinema? Does it mean movies become more real than 'real life'? Film critic Mark Kermode talks about some real life scenes that he remembers with cinematic clarity; getting shot at while interviewing Werner Herzog in Hollywood, being handbagged by Helen Mirren at the BAFTAs, being thrown out of the Cannes Film Festival for heckling in very bad French.

Outspoken, opinionated and never lost for words, Kermode gives a hilarious account of a life obsessed with film that will appeal to anyone who's ever wondered 'Who would play me in the film of my life?'