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No Known Cure: The Comedy of Chris Morris
In the first full-length scholarly book on the comedy of Chris Morris, writers discuss his early DJ career, his pioneering radio satire, his television mockumentary, his experimental black comedy and his more recent move into filmmaking. No Known Cure approaches the work of Chris Morris from a diverse range of perspectives in order to fully grapple with his wide-ranging an ...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