Ayoade on Ayoade: A Cinematic Odyssey – Richard Ayoade
Title: Ayoade on Ayoade: A Cinematic Odyssey
Author: Richard Ayoade
Publisher: Faber & Faber
I am a fan of Richard Ayoade’s comedy style, so I decided to check out his quirky and comical interview with himself.
It was lightly entertaining in a puzzling kind of way. It is not a book that will keep you glued, but if you are looking for a few moments of smirking good fun then you have found it here.
This kind of comedy is not for everyone. And it likely will help you if you are a film buff/student/practitioner, but it is not necessary.
I will admit I read a few pages at a time over about a year time frame before finishing it.
If you are looking for a strange and chuckling experience then you can find the book on Amazon in Kindle and paperback formats.
Synopsis: In this book Richard Ayoade — actor, writer, director, and amateur dentist — reflects on his cinematic legacy as only he can: in conversation with himself. Over ten brilliantly insightful and often erotic interviews, Ayoade examines Ayoade fully and without mercy, leading a breathless investigation into this once-in-a-generation visionary. They have called their book Ayoade on Ayoade: A Cinematic Odyssey. Take the journey, and your life will never be the same again.
Only Ayoade can appreciate Ayoade’s unique methodology. Only Ayoade can recognize Ayoade’s talent. Only Ayoade can withstand Ayoade’s peculiar scent. Only Ayoade can truly get inside Ayoade.
Ayoade on Ayoade captures the director in his own words: pompous, vain, angry, and very, very funny.