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No Known Cure: The Comedy of Chris Morris
No Known Cure This is the News! Chris Morris is one of the most singular and controversial figures in recent UK media, at one point being described as the 'most hated man in Britain' for his corrosive media satire. With shows such as the notorious spoof Brass Eye, this writer, performer, DJ and director has not only pushed boundaries of taste and acceptability, but altered ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published June 11th 2013 by British Film Institute
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A collection of essays examining aspects of the work of Chris Morris, from the early radio years in the 80s right up to the recent film "Four Lions". Full disclosure: I know Ian Greaves and Justin Lewis personally, and am Facebook friended to Dave Rolinson, but that doesn't influence me in thinking their contributions are very good. Some of the other works tends toward the flakier end of Media Studies, in which "theory" (which always turns out to mean philosophical topics discussed not very well ...more