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Author Ayoade, Richard, 1977-, author

Title Ayoade on top : a voyage (through a film) in a book (about a journey) / Richard Ayoade
Published London : Faber & Faber, 2019
London : Faber & Faber, 2019


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Description 229 pages ; 18 cm
Contents Machine generated contents note: pt. ONE APPROACH -- Clearing the Runway -- A Brief Message from Our Captain -- Before We Depart -- pt. TWO DEPARTURES -- A View from the Pre-Titles: Emotional Baggage -- A View from the Road: Happy Eating -- A View of the Flight Attendant as a Young Woman -- A View of Goop -- A View of Escape -- A View of Journey's (Un)End(ing) -- pt. THREE TAKING OFF -- What to Expect When You're Expecting (to Fly) -- Go Fly Yourself -- I Can't Believe Your Boyfriend Owns This Whole Houseboat -- A View on Stewardship -- Upgrading -- The Flight Path of True Love (Never Runs Smooth) -- ̀Time After Time' -- pt. FOUR THE LIFE OF SKY -- A View Under Weston's Wing -- The ̀Golden Age': A View in Hindsight -- An Obstructed View -- In Which We Briefly Re-Route for Some Thoughts Concerning (a) Hair Height and (b) the Film Sliding Doors. We Hope You Aren't Overly Inconvenienced by the Delay -- How to Stay Grounded (When You're Reaching for the Sky) --
Contents note continued: pt. FIVE I BELIEVE I CAN FLY PARIS FIRST-CLASS INTERNATIONAL -- Re-Routing -- Christmas: The View from Cleveland -- Christmas: A View from Ipswich -- A Ghost Rider in Cleveland -- My Legal Career: A Painful View -- The Waiting Room Was My Life, as Opposed to Cleveland -- The Clothes Maketh (Not) the (Wo)Man -- pt. SIX A RAPID DESCENT -- Ladies and Gentlemen, We Have Reached Our Destination (for Now) -- ̀Window Seat or Aisle?' Can You Sit in Both at the Same Time? -- Emergency Landing -- The Charred Wings of Icarus, on a Bed of Humble Pie -- Clearing the Cabin: What Makes View from the Top a Modern Masterpiece?
Summary At last, the definitive book about possibly the best cabin crew dramedy ever filmed from one of the most 'insubstantial' people of our age. At last, the definitive book about perhaps the best cabin crew dramedy ever filmed: View From the Top starring Gwyneth Paltrow. In Ayoade on Top, Richard Ayoade, perhaps one of the most 'insubstantial' people of our age, takes us on a journey from Peckham to Paris by way of Nevada and other places we don't care about. It's a journey deep within, in a way that's respectful and non-invasive; a journey for which we will all pay a heavy price, even if you've waited for the smaller paperback edition. Ayoade argues for the canonisation of this brutal masterpiece, a film that celebrates capitalism in all its victimless glory; 'one might imagine Donald Trump himself half-watching on his private jet's gold-plated flat screen while his other puffy eye scans the cabin for fresh, young prey.'
Bibliography Includes filmography (page 220) and index
Subject Ayoade, Richard, 1977- -- Travel
Ayoade, Richard, 1977-
Ayoade, Richard, 1977- -- Travel
View from the top (Motion picture)
View from the top (Motion picture)
Genre/Form Reading nook.
LC no. be2019038962
ISBN 0571339131