Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Modern Man - Best Comedy Short at Isle of Man!

As director Seb Solberg reports, Modern Man (a short film I wrote) won Best Comedy Short at the Isle of Man Film Festival this weekend. Hurrah and indeed hoodoo!

Mark Kermode and Modern Man director Seb Solberg

Here's me on the writing of Modern Man from last year (including the original cut of the film for you to watch), and another post from Seb on making Modern Man. And here's the full - and amazing - cast and crew.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The sleeper must awaken: inside the mind of Dune

I've written an essay on Dune for the new issue of the Lancet Psychiatry, which you can read in full online.

Further reading:

  • Brian Herbert, Dreamer of Dune – The Biography of Frank Herbert (Tor: New York, 2003)
  • Frank Herbert, Dune (Orion: London, 2007 (1965)
  • Frank Herbert, The Dragon in the Sea (Nel Books: London, 1969 (1955))
  • David Lynch (dir.), Dune (Universal Studios Blu-ray: 2010 (1984))
  • Ed Naha, The Making of Dune (Target: London, 1984)
  • Timothy O'Reilly, Frank Herbert (Frederick Ungar: New York, 1983) - full text online
  • Chris Rodley (ed.), Lynch on Lynch (Faber and Faber: London, 1997)
  • The David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace -