The Grip of Film
Richard Ayoade
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Gordy LaSure s passionate about film He eats film, he drinks film, and sometimes he ll even watch a film But most of all he loves talking to people about film whether a comely student with low confidence and a father complex, a Studio development exec who doesn t trust his own judgement, or the countless people Gordy LaSure s encountered in his capacity as the web modGordy LaSure s passionate about film He eats film, he drinks film, and sometimes he ll even watch a film But most of all he loves talking to people about film whether a comely student with low confidence and a father complex, a Studio development exec who doesn t trust his own judgement, or the countless people Gordy LaSure s encountered in his capacity as the web moderator on an Excessive Sweating Discussion Forum Gordy LaSure s alwaystalking about films and how they d be a shit ton better if only people would pull their asses out of their ears and listen to Gordy LaSure.The voyage of this book can be categorised as 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.
  • Title: The Grip of Film
  • Author: Richard Ayoade
  • ISBN: 9780571316557
  • Page: 113
  • Format: Paperback

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Latkins Apr 05, 2020 - 12:29 PM
This is ostensibly written by Scottish ex-pat Gordy LaSure, and edited with many a footnote by comedian/actor/TV presenter/film director Richard Ayoade (who will always be Ned Smanks from Nathan Barley to me). It's Gordy's own take on what makes a good movie. Now living in LA and holding forth on movies to anyone who'll listen, Gordy has tried to put his many failed marriages behind him.This isn't meant to be read as I read it - cover to cover - it's more a book to be dipped in and out of. But e [...]
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Bert Zee Apr 05, 2020 - 12:29 PM
This book is an absolute disgrace! First of all, I just want to say that I am not a prude and I'm not easily offended in the slightest, in fact, I actually really like offensive things, in particular, offensive humour.I don't think I've ever read a book by an author that so obviously doesn't appreciate women, the way Gordy Lasure (well Richard Ayoade writing as Gordy Lasure) writes about women is really quite disgusting. I'm not going to go into what he says about women, there are too many ridic [...]
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Charlie Apr 05, 2020 - 12:29 PM
Some fun use of language, but the premise outstayed it's welcome for me.
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Emma Dargue Apr 05, 2020 - 12:29 PM
I get it this is supposed to be a satire on the film buisness but this book just wasn't for me. The humour was crass and unfunny and it came across as quite sexist and just generally a bit offensive.
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Melinda Lewis Apr 05, 2020 - 12:29 PM
I would follow Ayoade off a cliff.
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Birt Apr 05, 2020 - 12:29 PM
This book has a lot of blank space in it. I mean a LOT. Some chapters are only a line or two long, others conveniently just over a page long. Don't be fooled by this book's apparent heft, it could probably have been condensed down to a pamphlet.Embarking on this project the author should have considered his carbon footprint, but presumably his desire to meet the publisher's minimum page count with as little work as possible superseded his moral obligation to future generations' environmental wel [...]
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Manuka Apr 05, 2020 - 12:29 PM
If nothing else, LaSure's palpable excitement over cinematic bukkake such as Roadhouse, Fire Down Below and 3 Days to Kill, and real HEROes such as Seagal, Cruise and Norris, makes this reader want to explore this oeuvre, which has hitherto escaped me.
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Rachel Whelen Apr 05, 2020 - 12:29 PM
I'd like to start by saying my love of Richard Ayoade knows no bounds. I was so excited when I found out this book existed and was not disappointed. This was an eye rolling joy to read. Some of my favourite lines: "Joseph Campbell, the famous mythologist and the soup heir" made me snort laugh and "Menstruation is often called 'the curse' because it stops women, for 'a period', from even trying to be nice." Had me laughing out loud on public transport. As well as the deeply emotional saga of the [...]
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Nick Apr 05, 2020 - 12:29 PM
If you've read Ayoade on Ayoade (AoA) then you'll basically know what you are getting here in terms of content and style of writing. The language is strong and the 'tone' is definitely not PC but it's all done tongue in cheek so it's harmless enough.The writing is better than AoA but there's quite a bit of padding with the end of the book showing only as in the mid 80's percentage wise before the index turns up. The chapters are brief and usually to the point and some are better than others, the [...]
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Bethnoir Apr 05, 2020 - 12:29 PM
This made me laugh and feel uncomfortable in about equal measure. Although the character of Gordy LaSure is an amusing vehicle for comedy with his questionable personal hygiene, narrow minded views and singular appreciation for the action hero movie, I'd actually have liked to read more of Richard Ayoade's genuine thoughts on film. As a fan of Arnie, I have experienced action flicks and I know the pleasures of the actor's well muscled arms and one liners, but there are better films to write abou [...]
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Brydie Wright Apr 05, 2020 - 12:29 PM
Loved this satirical take on the great and not so great classics of the American, 80s action film genre. I haven't laughed so hard at a book in I can't even remember. I'm an intelligent, female reader and author and I fully appreciate that this is satire - meaning Ayoade is satirising mysogyny in film, not endorsing it. Very, very clever Mr Ayoade, very clever!
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Daniel Smales Apr 05, 2020 - 12:29 PM
Absolutely bonkers and very much Ayoade. The way he talks about film is very much how I imagine a lot of people see 80s cinema. The only thing I will comment and have seen others say, is the way he talks about women. Now admittedly it’s humour but still some of it is a bit on the harsh side. As are the rape jokes. Otherwise a solid easy to digest read.
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Brian Lavis Apr 05, 2020 - 12:29 PM
The Patrick Swayze film Road House make several welcome appearances, which is rather entertaining. And who could fail to agree with Gordy’s appreciation for Steven Segal.An enjoyable light read, which reminded me a lot of Wayne’s World.
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Philip Scott Apr 05, 2020 - 12:29 PM
I hate quitting a book before the end but was sorely tempted to dump this one. Essentially one joke played out over a few hundred pages, the book quickly outstays its welcome with insufficient humour to counteract the effort required to read it. (Not that it's a 'heavy' read with plenty of white space padding out the page count). It is however tedious.
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Ylva Apr 05, 2020 - 12:29 PM
It was written as an attempt at being funny but only comes across as misogynistic, racist and offensive mansplaining. Aoyades Foreword and footnotes are fine, it's LaSure's writing that generally stinks.
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Mark Apr 05, 2020 - 12:29 PM
A very enjoyable book, but the joke wore a bit thin after a couple hundred pages.
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K Speaking Apr 05, 2020 - 12:29 PM
I was annoyed of the many blank pages and one sentence pages, but the writing is so funny I just wish there was more of it
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John Bryant Apr 05, 2020 - 12:29 PM
A quick, funny and easy read.
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Alisdair Apr 05, 2020 - 12:29 PM
fun enough, not something i'd usually go for
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Aaron Coulson Apr 05, 2020 - 12:29 PM
Fear the man who takes this seriously
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Simon Apr 05, 2020 - 12:29 PM
Some absolute comedy gold in these pages, I LOL-ed many a time! A magnificent insight into some truly great films and what makes them work.
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Peter Apr 05, 2020 - 12:29 PM
A lot of fun to read, despite the presence of reprobate Gordy LaSure.
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Richard Apr 05, 2020 - 12:29 PM
Less than a one joke wonder. Absolutely not worth money
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Amy Apr 05, 2020 - 12:29 PM
Read this for the Beatles script alone. I was crying with laughter on the train.
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Ann Smith Apr 05, 2020 - 12:29 PM
Picked this up because I love Richard Ayoade - was not sure what to expect. It is just OK, mildly amusing and passed the time.
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Samuel Walters Apr 05, 2020 - 12:29 PM
I did not really enjoy this book. They tricked me into reading it by using the film Road House as bait. I love that film. Basically I skimmed this book looking for the bits about Road House.
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Lizy Apr 05, 2020 - 12:29 PM
Hilarious. A satire of the film industry that occasionally pushes a little hard on the misogynistic attitudes that are common. Still fairly enjoyable even as I was cringing.
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John Apr 05, 2020 - 12:29 PM
a boring idea executed poorly.
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Tim Kardatzke Apr 05, 2020 - 12:29 PM
Quirky to say the least. However if you have about 3 hours to spare and it’s 6 degrees F outside then give it a try.
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The Grip of Film By Richard Ayoade Gordy LaSure s passionate about film He eats film, he drinks film, and sometimes he ll even watch a film But most of all he loves talking to people about film whether a comely student with low confidence and a father complex, a Studio development exec who doesn t trust his own judgement, or the countless people Gordy LaSure s encountered in his capacity as the web modGordy LaSure s passionate about film He eats film, he drinks film, and sometimes he ll even watch a film But most of all he loves talking to people about film whether a comely student with low confidence and a father complex, a Studio development exec who doesn t trust his own judgement, or the countless people Gordy LaSure s encountered in his capacity as the web moderator on an Excessive Sweating Discussion Forum Gordy LaSure s alwaystalking about films and how they d be a shit ton better if only people would pull their asses out of their ears and listen to Gordy LaSure.The voyage of this book can be categorised as 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.

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