Donald Clarke

Whingeing about cinema and real life since 2009

Mark Kermode says hello to The Irish Times

Last week, despite being on holiday, I filed a Screenwriter column concerning the naughty way film distributors present quotes out of context for their promotional material. Regular readers will be aware that I have touched on this subject at least …

Thu, Jul 28, 2011, 14:25

   

Last week, despite being on holiday, I filed a Screenwriter column concerning the naughty way film distributors present quotes out of context for their promotional material. Regular readers will be aware that I have touched on this subject at least twice in this place. Sue me. Stuff that goes in a “blog” doesn’t count as grown-up journalism. Anyway, as you will have read here and in the column, my favourite example of this practice involved gratuitous misuse of a quote by Mr Mark Kermode.

Happy to relate, Mr Kermode appears to have seen the piece and approved its general drift. Here is a recent video “blog” in which he muses upon the matter.

To use the language of his radio slot, it’s a big hello from the Irish Times.

YouTube Preview Image

Sign In

Forgot Password?

Sign Up

The name that will appear beside your comments.

Have an account? Sign In

Forgot Password?

Please enter your email address so we can send you a link to reset your password.

Sign In or Sign Up

Thank you

You should receive instructions for resetting your password. When you have reset your password, you can Sign In.

Hello, .

Please choose a screen name. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our community standards.

Thank you for registering. Please check your email for the activation code.

We reserve the right to remove any content at any time from this Community, including without limitation if it violates the Community Standards. We ask that you report content that you in good faith believe violates the above rules by clicking the Flag link next to the offending comment or by filling out this form. New comments are only accepted for 10 days from the date of publication.