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There Are No Bad Movies! (Only Bad Auidences)
There Are No Bad Movies! (Only Bad Audiences). What a name for a book! It speaks volumes before you ever crack it open. And this is truly Dr. Sarcofiguy’s aka John Dimes’ opinion. In short
Published on January 13, 2011 | Filed under Paracinema's Book Club

There Are No Bad Movies! (Only Bad Audiences). What a name for a book! It speaks volumes before you ever crack it open. And this is truly Dr. Sarcofiguy’s aka John Dimes’ opinion. In short, movies are what we make of them.

This book speaks truths, and it speaks them with a sly smirk and a coy wink. The author takes a conversational tone as he recalls personal experiences with “Arm Chair Critics.” We all know the types. Defined here as “unpaid, self appointed emissaries of all things cinematic.” Dimes even takes the time to draw up a list of phrases the Arm Chair Critic will commonly use to critique a film. The list alone makes this book a must have. I can assure you the phrases in question are not only amusing, but also accurate. And I must admit I’m guilty of having thrown a few around.

As I mentioned, the tone of the book is very casual, almost as if you’re chatting with an old pal who wants to let you in on a revelation they just had. The author’s main goal is to educate. He wants us to take a step back and realize that there’s a good chance our enjoyment of a film had more to do with ourselves and less with the director or star. It’s a message I endorse. It’s kind of like saying “hey, take accountability for your crap mood!” I don’t think it’ll work in every situation… but still! It’s always a good idea to try and view things from a new perspective. And this book contains that perspective. And I’m pretty sure it’ll be a new one for most of us. Visit amazon and pick up your copy of There Are No Bad Movies! (Only Bad Audiences) and bask in John Dimes’ quick wit as he drops cinematic truths on you! Maybe we can all learn how to be better audiences.

Also visit:
www.johndimes.com

www.spookymovietelevision.com
AND Doctor Sarcofiguy on Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/pages/DOCTOR-SARCOFIGUY/292612174739

Author:
Christine enjoys obsessing over Paracinema magazine. She also loves well written hour long TV dramas. Her free time is spent with her many boyfriends: Brian De Palma, Edgar Wright & Alfred Hitchcock.

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  • I like the sound of this! And I am also more than a little intrigued about the armchair’ critic’ phrases! ;o)

  • More books like this, please. About to order it. it’s hard to describe good/bad movies. I like the idea that any movie is good, it just needs to find the right audience.

    I do a bad/good movie podcast called “Proudly Resents.” Maybe the kind Dr. will join me. Let’s hope.

    -Spiegs