The first book by the UK's favourite film experts whose BBC Radio 5 Live film review show is downloaded by 2 million people every month.
For over a decade, Simon Mayo and Mark Kermode have been sharing their film expertise with each other (and occasionally the odd listener) on the airwaves. Now they bring their unique blend of deep movie knowledge and medical ignorance to their new guise as the Movie Doctors, ready to offer improbable cinematic cures for the dilemmas of modern life.
Need an alternative to counting sheep? Try The Piano. Tinnitus driving you up the wall? Interstellar can help. Stressed and anxious? The Big Lebowski is what you need. Mayo and Kermode also take their scalpel to 'sick' movies, dissecting the perils of excessive length, the ill effects of glowing praise and warning how cosmetic surgery can change the face of a film. Celluloid or humanoid, the Movie Doctors are here to help...
SIMON MAYO is one of Britain's best-loved radio presenters. He has worked on BBC radio since 1982 and is the presenter of Drivetime on BBC Radio 2, which features the regular Radio 2 Book Club. He is also the co-presenter of Kermode and Mayo's Film Review on BBC Radio 5 Live. He is the author of three successful children's books, Itch, Itch Rocks and Itchcraft, as well as a number of books based on his radio series. MARK KERMODE is the UK's most trusted film critic. He writes for the Observer, and is the resident film reviewer of BBC Radio 5 Live's Sony award-winning Kermode and Mayo's Film Review. He has written several books on cinema including It's Only a Movie, The Good, The Bad and the Multiplex and Hatchet Job: Love Movies, Hate Critics. He plays double-bass in The Dodge Brothers.
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