Here are details of the final episode (for now) of Mark Kermode’s Secrets Of Cinema, as series three comes to an end.
The third series of television’s finest current movie programme, Mark Kermode’s Secrets Of Cinema, concludes this evening. The three episode run comes to an end with an episode about cult movies.
The synopsis for the episode reads as follows…
Mark Kermode invites you on an entertaining journey into the weird and wonderful world of cult movies, filled with some of the strangest, most truly original and unexpected moments in cinema.
Film-makers don’t decide what becomes a cult movie, argues Mark. We – the audience – do. Mark looks at the qualities a film needs to acquire cult status, and the main types of cult movie, from films that are so bad they’re good, to groundbreaking masterpieces of foreign language cinema.
Some cult films set out to shock and break taboos; others are camp classics embraced by audiences who find new or hidden meanings in them. Mark also explores the strange phenomenon of cult films about actual cults, and looks at the future of cult cinema in an age when even the most obscure and offbeat movie is just a download away.
It’ll be on BBC Four tonight from 9pm, and then will head straight to the BBC’s iPlayer service. You’ll find the rest of the episodes from the series there too, as well as most of those from previous runs.
Hopefully it won’t be long until a new series is greenlit. We’ll keep you posted as we hear more on that.
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