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New BFI League of Gents biography out in November

Postby a1tiptop » Sat May 10, 2008 10:31 am

You can pre-order the British Film Institute's League of Gentlemen Biography from Amazon for when it's released in November.

The book is written by the Yahoo Group's very own Leon Hunt and although Amazon doesn't say much in their blurb, here's what Leon had to say:

Leon Hunt wrote:It covers the background to the series (Bretton, This Is It, Edinburgh etc), and there's a chapter placing the series in context as a cult classic. Then there's a big overview of series 1 and 2, another chapter on their use of Horror (with a big section given over to the Christmas Special) and a chapter on the third series. It was difficult to pack in everything I wanted to cover and do it any kind of justice - I don't know how Kim Newman covered 40 years of Dr Who in the same
format, when I just had 18 episodes and a Special to cover. I interviewed Mark and Jeremy last summer, so there are some fresh quotes from them and hopefully some new insights.

I finished it last October, so November seems a long way off. Hopefully, the cover will be up soon(ish) - I've seen four different mock-ups, but I don't know which one they're going with (three of them featured the Vasey sign, so that's a safe bet).
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Postby MrsBeasley » Sat May 10, 2008 10:38 am

thanks Tara
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Postby Geoff Tipps' Joke Writer » Mon May 12, 2008 10:24 am

Thats really good news - proper recognition too & in time for tenth anniversary of the tv series debut. Thanks for that Tara.

Wonder if the BFI will have any special screenings in relation to this? (properly not, but would be nice if they did...)
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Postby Cheeky Chezzy Woo » Sat May 24, 2008 2:59 pm

Have book marked this. Looks and sounds brilliant :)
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Postby Geoff Tipps' Joke Writer » Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:03 pm

Amazon.co.uk is now saying the publication date is 17th December...

UPDATE: Here's the book's cover...

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Postby Geoff Tipps' Joke Writer » Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:26 am

I've read that the book has a section on The League's dvd commentaries :) & one on the fans :oops: That is just a brilliant idea - to include the commentaries!
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Postby Beast » Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:41 am

They should have written about this here forum!
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Postby a1tiptop » Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:28 pm

One about the fans?!?! Oh Christ!
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Postby MrsBeasley » Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:38 pm

I wonder if it'll be obvious who it is...
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Postby Son of Tubbs returns! » Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:43 pm

Ohh dear..It's a bit late to start behaving isn't it? :lol:
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Postby MrsBeasley » Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:44 pm

True :lol:
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Postby Beast » Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:11 pm

Just a little. Seriously though I'd love it if they mentioned us! Not gonna happen I know!
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Postby Voodoo Lady » Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:25 pm

Why not? This forum has been mentioned before in a book about fandom. I think we were under "N" for "Nutters". :lol:
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Postby Beast » Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:28 pm

I know but I don't wanna get my hopes up! :lol:
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Postby MrsBeasley » Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:34 pm

N for nutters eh?

At least it was O for Obsessives!
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