Actor/director Richard Ayoade is releasing a book about films.
The Grip Of Film is written in the guise of obsessive film fan Gordy LaSure – who is thought to be like ‘an Alan Partridge of the film world’ – with Ayoade’s own voice annotating his thoughts.
Publishers Faber & Faber say the book is ‘an attempt to understand How In Hell Film Works. Why are some films bad, and some films terrible? How come just a handful of films (Titanic, Porky’s, Dirty Harry) are any good at all? Gordy’ll tell you how and why, and he’ll give you a slug of wherefore on the side. And he doesn’t shoot from the hip; he shoots from the gut.’
Three years ago, Ayoade wrote Ayoade On Ayode: A Cinematic Odyssey, a tongue-in-cheek parody of pretentious film tomes that was also published by Faber.
The Grip Of Film by Gordy LaSure is out on October 5.
Here’s the official announcement.