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.

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