Better Criticism: Ten Commandments for a dying Art

Better Criticism: Ten Commandments for a dying Art

by Chris Token


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781911593102
Publisher: Arena Books
Publication date: 10/06/2017
Pages: 340
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

For 20 years, from 1993 to 2013, Chris Tookey was the film critic for theDaily Mail, the UK's best-selling mid-market daily newspaper. He was also film criticfor the world's most popular online newspaper,Mail Online. In 2013, he won the award Arts Reviewer of the Year from the London Press Club.Other jobs have included TV & film critic for theSunday Telegraph, TV critic for theDaily Telegraphandtheatre critic for theMail on Sunday. He has written features and reviews forProspect, theSunday Times,Observer, European, Books & BookmenandNational Review. He is a prolific broadcaster, interviewer and interviewee on radio and TV, has presentedBack RowandThe Film Programmefor Radio 4, and has worked in television and theatre (fringe, regional and West End), as a writer, composer, director and producer.

His books on criticism areThe Critics' Guide to Movies, Named & Shamed: The World's Worst and Wittiest Movie Reviews from Affleck to Zeta-Jones,Tookey's Turkeys,Tookey's TalkiesandBetter Criticism: Ten Commandments for a Declining Art.

Table of Contents

1. Thous Shalt Expect to be criticised Thyself; 2. Thou Shalt Experience the thing thou Art reviwing; 3. Thou Shalt be Honest; 4. Thous Shalt Appreciate as well as find fault; 5. Thou Shalt avoid Excessitive Egotism; 6. Thou Shalt develop a Style; 7. Thou shalt have Perspective; 8. Thous shalt see what isn't there; 9. Thou Shalt not do it for the Money; 10. Thou Shalt Remember why criticism is Important.

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