Brian Pendreigh

Brian PendreighBrian Pendreigh was film correspondent, and latterly cinema editor, of The Scotsman newspaper for ten years before becoming a freelance film journalist in 1997. He now writes regularly on film for The Guardian, Sunday Times and Herald. His books include On Location: The Film Fan’s Guide to Britain and Ireland (Mainstream, 1995) Mel Gibson and His Movies (Bloomsbury 1996) and Ewan McGregor (Orion, 1998, 1999).


Books by Brian Pendreigh

The Man in the Seventh Row

the-man-in-the-seventh-row-wThe movie lover’s novel.  Scotland, 1962: A small boy is shocked to discover – halfway through ‘The Magnificent Seven’ – that Yul Bryner is bald. And a lifelong fascination with the cinema develops.

LA, 1996: Grown up, he sits in the seventh row of a cinema re-watching ‘The Graduate’; only he’s in the title role, not Dustin Hoffman. He goes to the police to tell them he’s being sucked into the movies. They are sceptical.

His name is Roy Batty, and we learn in fleshed out flashback that he was once a private detective and latterly an archaeologist (contemporary garbage on San Carlos Apache reservation). We learn of his failed marriage and his daughter Rosebud. And yet we don’t know him at all …

A novel seeped in movie history that reads like an emotionally impactful ‘Purple Rose of Cairo’ in reverse.

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