Anne Billson on Film 2009

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For three years, Anne Billson wrote a film column for the Guardian newspaper which became obligatory reading for anyone interested in the world of cinema. She combines in-depth knowledge of her field with an eminently readable and unpretentious style and makes sometimes surprising and controversial observations with wit and elegance. Quite simply, she's a must-read for anyone who likes movies. More

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Published: Jan. 16, 2012
Words: 25,280
Language: English
ISBN: 9781465855435
About Anne Billson

Anne Billson, who was born in Southport in 1954, is a film critic, novelist and photographer whose work has been widely published.

Her books include studies of John Carpenter's The Thing and Tomas Alfredson's Let the Right One In, as well as horror novels Suckers, Stiff Lips and The Ex. In 1993 she was named one of Granta's "Best Young British Novelists".

She has lived in London, Cambridge, Tokyo, Paris and Croydon, and now lives in Brussels.

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Reviews

Review by: K. A. Laity on Feb. 15, 2012 : star star star star star
I recall getting Billson's BFI volume on Carpenter's The Thing. It was a damn good thing I was going to Ealing Broadway (end of the line) because I never looked up from the pages until I realised the train had stopped. Accessible, entertaining and insightful: while I may not always agree I find much to provoke further discussion and -- you never know -- maybe change my opinion.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Steve Lambley on Jan. 17, 2012 : star star star star star
Perfect to be able to carry Anne's words around with me - she's sharp and irreverent ... challenging my own preconceptions has never be so much fun! Roll on collections from 2010 and 2011 ... and on and on in pastures new. Buy, buy, buy!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: John Atkinson on Jan. 16, 2012 : star star star star star
Anne Billson is simply one of the best film critics around. No-one else has the same combination of knowledge, wit and style. If you've never read her before, this may well be the best 99 cents you'll ever spend.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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