Cannes Confidential: A Gatecrasher's Guide to the World's Most Famous Film Festival

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AuthorHouse, May 9, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 212 pages

John McGrath is an executive chef, author and an active film critic who has reported for radio, television and print media for more than 16 years.

Author of Watch This Movie, a collection of reviews of his top 1000 films, John is also a veteran of seven Cannes Film Festivals. His last book Its All Part of the Alpine Experience took a behind the scenes look at life as a seasonaire in the worlds most famous ski resort, Chamonix Mont Blanc.

Cannes Confidential reveals everything there is to know about the legendary Cannes Film Festival but too afraid to ask. No one has previously attempted taking such an insiders look at the cinema cognoscenti, the hype, the Riviera underworld and the glitz, glamour, sleaze, sex and debauchery that intermingles with the lifestyles of the rich and famous and is the real life blood of the famous festival.


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John McGrath is an executive chef, film critic and author. He has crammed a great deal into his life up until now and his writing is a self-depreciating reflection on a wealth of experience achieved along the way. A man of many passions his approach to living has been one of consumption whether that be feeding his movie addiction, cooking for the rich and famous or indulging his love of mountain life and skiing. Johns first book, Watch this Movie, is a 600 page tome of critical reviews of his 1000 favourite films of all time. More recently he has written, Its All Part of the Alpine Experience, a wry reflection on life as a seasonaire in the worlds most famous ski resort, Chamonix Mont Blanc. Cannes Confidential explores more of his passions, namely fun, films, parties and all things feminine and goes behind the sophisticated facade of the international film festival to take look at what really happens on the French Riviera for 12 days every May.

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