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There were two separate editions of 'Film Freak'. The paperback version corrected a couple of minor errors and added another chapter that had needed to be cleared for publication, leading to slightly different versions of the same book. I had wanted to explain more about the rising fear of home video influencing young minds in the UK but eventually cut it for length. In Britain film censorship was…
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The cover is soft and silky, the innards have a new extra libel-cleared chapter - and the paperback is out now! In fact, I'm reading extracts from it all over town at the moment. What started out as a labour of love turned into something oddly different, and I'm thrilled that it's doing so well. Who knew there were so many Film Freaks out there? I had intended to write a book about English film…
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The excellent Tim Haigh interviewed me for his podcast recently about my experiences in the wonderful/horrible world of British film in the 1970s and 1980s - he's a really thorough researcher, and always manages to ask the questions other interviewers miss out. It's a great way for a writer to remember the other stories he should have put in the book, dammit! You can find the podcast right here.
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This early review just appeared in Shots magazine, courtesy of Mike Ripley, so perhaps you'll excuse me on this occasion for running it. Sometimes when you're writing a book, you have little idea whether it's any good, and it's great to get feedback. 'Christopher Fowler's Film Freak is the confessions of a film nut determined to get into the British film industry at precisely the wrong time, just…
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I understand why the chattering classes are excited about the new Mad Men season, but find it difficult to share their enthusiasm. The clothes, the cocktails, the smokes, the cynicism, the moral compromises, I get all that, but it's slow-moving, rather obvious and, being telly, very soapy. It's also designed to make you love their world, and therein lies the problem; I don't. In its own way, Mad…
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