Book Club: read Kinnemaniac in World Film Locations Glasgow and Outside In

February 5, 2013 by Simon Kinnear in Opinion with 0 Comments

This week, two books have landed on my doorstep that I’m proud to have contributed to.

The first is World Film Locations Glasgow, the latest volume in Intellect Publishing’s mission to showcase the best in world cinema, one city at a time.  I’ve previously contributed to the New York and New Orleans volumes, but this is my first time writing about a UK destination.  Thanks to editor Nicola Balkind for the opportunity to come home!

My pieces cover scenes from Peter Mullan’s Orphans and David McKenzie’s Young Adam (alongside entries from other writers on such Scots classics as Gregory’s Girl and Trainspotting). In each essay, I explore how the choice of a real-life location informs the story and themes of the chosen film.

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The second book is Outside In, a compendium of writing on Doctor Who that offers 160 new perspectives on 160 classic Doctor Who stories by 160 writers.  Published by ATB Publishing, it’s a huge undertaking (brilliantly edited by Robert Smith?) that includes illuminating pieces by legendary figures from the show’s past such as Andrew Cartmel, and well-known critics like Kim Newman.

My essay looks at the first section of 1986 epic The Trial Of A Time Lord – aka The Mysterious Planet – and wonders what it might have looked like had it been made as part of 21st Century Who.

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I can also announce that I’m contributing to further volumes in both series.  An essay for World Film Locations San Francisco has already been filed, and I’m currently writing about a Nu-Who story for Outside In 2.  Kinnemaniac’s colonisation of the film and TV lover’s library continues apace!

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