Preview – Mark Kermode’s Secrets of Cinema

Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema
Picture Shows: Mark Kermode. Image Credit: BBC/Richard Ansett.

This five-part series sees the noted film critic looking at some of cinema’s techniques in making their most famous genres.

In this opening edition we look at a genre that some people might be surprised Kermode likes: the romcom. Kermode states that one his favourite films is Love Actually and that he can recite Splash word-for-word. The critic looks at how the movies show the sparkly eyes of female leads, and how Meg Ryan landed her role in When Harry Met Sally.

Mark Kermode’s Secrets of Cinema is on BBC Four at 21.00.