Awesome, weird and wonderful flicks from four corners of the globe
Praise for Marc Fennell
'Witty, irreverent and fun ...'
'A film companion with a difference'
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Planet According to the Movies is your official armchair guide to our tiny, weird planet as projected on cinema screens. It's 30% travel guide, 30% film reviews, 10% racial profiling handbook and 45% testament to the fact that maths is hard.
Australia's most listened-to film critic, Marc Fennell (triple j, SBS TV, That Movie Book), tells the hidden stories behind the movies you know and love -- from the Wizard of Oz to Life of Pi -- and introduces you to a world of cinema you never knew existed. Discover Japan's Calamari Wrestler, Indonesia's Lady Terminator, Turkey's remake of E.T. and North Korea's answer to Godzilla, which was executive-produced by Kim Jong-Il himself.
Who needs a plane to travel the world when you can do it all from your couch, you shameful slob!
'Tying it all together is Fennell's irreverent humour and gift for colourful descriptors ... fun and informative.'