21 books — 6 voters
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Film Critic: A Decade Behind the Scenes in the Movie Industry” as Want to Read:
Film Critic: A Decade Behind the Scenes in the Movie Industry
by Laremy Legel
"Film Critic: A Decade Behind the Scenes in the Movies Industry" is an insider look at the world of criticism, celebrity interviews, and movies. Ever wanted to know how a professional critic goes about his or her job? "Film Critic" alternates between hilarious and serious, offering something for writers and movie fans alike!
ebook, 250 pages
Published May 8th 2013 by Smashwords Edition
(first published February 5th 2013)
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Laremy Legel uses his decade of experience to bring us a book that is not only essential reading for any aspiring film critic, but also an insightful and inspiring read for film fans in general. As someone who has been an editor and writer for a movie review site, I feel some areas didn't get a close enough look, but that is a small criticism of an otherwise entertaining and informative work. In the meantime, we can hope that Laremy will provide these details in his planned sequel Film Critic 2: ...more
Laremy is an engaging reviewer on podcasts, but this "memoir" is nothing more than a collection of badly written (and poorly edited ) ramblings that feels like a stitched together Xanga journal. feels less like the work of a passionate critic and more like message board opining from a fanboy who lucked his way into the job. Legel IS a decent film critic, and I have liked his appearances on the /Filmcast. I'm confused how he thought this boon was ready to go.
Jul 18, 2016 Zeljka rated it really liked it · review of another edition
I bought it out of curiosity, knowing the author from Ropes of Silicon. The book reads in fact as a memoir, about Legel's struggles to succeed in a field he loves so much, with bits of previously unpublished materials. As I am interested in the way how this whole film criticism works, I thought it would be an interesting read. And it was - I would definitely recommend it to any lover of the motion pictures and everything related to them.
A wonderful look into the mind of an esteemed film critic. A must-read for anyone with interest in not only film criticism, but film in general. The book provides wonderful insight and advice for any aspiring writer or critic. Informative, interesting, and funny; Legel's charming personality really shines through his words, and leaves us with a product that feels genuine and sincere.