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Simon Pegg

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The Walking Dead, Volume 02: Miles Behind Us (2004) — Efterskrift, nogle udgaver1,747 eksemplarer
Star Trek [2009 film] (2009) — Actor — 1,138 eksemplarer
The Boys, Volume 1: The Name of the Game (2007) — Introduktion — 713 eksemplarer
Star Trek Beyond [2016 film] (2016) — Actor — 524 eksemplarer
Hot Fuzz [2007 film] (2007) — Actor — 494 eksemplarer
Mission: Impossible III [2006 film] (2006) — Actor — 422 eksemplarer
Ready Player One [2018 film] (2018) — Actor — 337 eksemplarer
Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation [2015 film] (2015) — Actor — 272 eksemplarer
Paul [2011 film] (2011) — Actor — 234 eksemplarer
Mission: Impossible: Fallout [2018 film] (2018) — Actor — 219 eksemplarer
The Boxtrolls [2014 film] (2014) — Actor — 149 eksemplarer
Ice Age: Collision Course [2016 film] (2013) — Voice Actor — 145 eksemplarer
Land of the Dead [2005 film] (2005) — Actor — 130 eksemplarer
Shaun of the Dead (2005) 79 eksemplarer
Run, Fatboy, Run [2007 movie] (2007) — Actor — 77 eksemplarer
Spaced: The Complete Series (1999) — Actor — 76 eksemplarer
Room on the Broom [2012 film] (2014) — Fortæller — 42 eksemplarer
Burke and Hare [2010 film] (2011) 37 eksemplarer
Terminal [2018 film] (2018) — Actor — 23 eksemplarer
The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse (2005) — Actor, nogle udgaver23 eksemplarer
Man Up [2015 film] (2016) — Actor — 18 eksemplarer
Hector and the Search for Happiness [2014 film] (1873) — Actor — 16 eksemplarer
Absolutely Anything [2015 Film] (2015) — Actor — 14 eksemplarer
A Fantastic Fear of Everything [2012 film] — Actor — 12 eksemplarer
For the Love of Spock [2016 Documentary] (2016) — Actor — 12 eksemplarer
Kill Me Three Times [2014 flim] (2015) — Actor — 9 eksemplarer
Big Nothing [2006 film] (2009) 7 eksemplarer
Slaughterhouse Rulez 5 eksemplarer
Inheritance [2020 film] (2020) — Actor — 4 eksemplarer
The Ultimate Laika Collection (2016) — Actor — 1 eksemplar

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My attraction to this book began with the title. How could I resist the offerings of a fellow nerd? The jacket blurb further cemented my need to read it, invoking and evoking love for the same cross-section of science fiction and adventure genre films that I crave. It was instantly on my to-be-read (someday) list. That day came when it showed up on the display shelf of the local library and I snatched it up without thinking if I could even find the time to read right now. I couldn't. But I did anyway, in fits and starts.

Reading about Pegg's life in fits and starts seems fitting, since that is how he seems to have lived it and also how he writes about it. Mixed in with the non-chronological memoir of how he came to be a genre (not-quite-super) star are some oddly personal (considering he didn't want this book to be too personal) moments (TMI) and alternating chapters of an intentionally badly-written adventure story starring a fictional Pegg. These are the parts I skipped.

The parts I enjoyed (for the most part) describe his love of science fiction and TV and film and especially science fiction TV and films (Star Trek and Star Wars), how he managed to get an education in drama almost in spite of himself and then almost as accidentally parlay that into an actual career.

The writing is servicable and sometimes funny. His insights into genre films (especially his reactions to the various incarnations of Star Wars) and how they are made make the book palatable (I would have liked much more of this). The rest of the book is a hodge podge, like he couldn't quite decide what to focus on.

You may like (parts of) this book if you are a Star Wars or Star Trek fan. The rest of you can give it a pass.
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zot79 | 33 andre anmeldelser | Aug 20, 2023 |
Spent to much time on his childhood for my taste, I would have preferred more about his professional career especially with his long time partners Wright and Frost.
kevn57 | 33 andre anmeldelser | Dec 8, 2021 |
This book cannot be rated on its merits alone. It feels too much like you are supplying a ranking for Simon Pegg himself. Therefore it cannot have any other rating than 5 stars and be accurate. The flights of fiction and philosophy were entertaining. It seems as though (as he states in multiple places) that Pegg is a bit shy of the whole autobiography idea. He has identified himself far too closely with the label Fan to think of himself in the mode of Producer of Things That Have Fans without feeling a little ostentatious or even moments away from being proved a momentary blip on the pop culture thingamajig. This is probably why he is likable - he both craves our attention and knows that it's not considered honorable or cool to need it, He is at once "look at me!" and "Didn't mean it! Back to what you were doing. Sorry for the bother. Having a lovely time, you?"
One note of caution, if you find that the word "circularity" makes you cough up office fur balls or reminds you too potently of your workaday drudge, proceed with care. Pegg seems to have learned this word just for the and in the time-tested method of vocabulary acquisition, has chosen to use it in a sentence. As many sentences as his editor will bloody well allow. And if you don't like it there are plenty more biographies that do not have a Star Wars bit in the appendix or a subject so likeable that you cannot help but read some of the bits out loud just so you can pretend to be Simon Pegg.
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ednasilrak | 33 andre anmeldelser | Jun 17, 2021 |
Shaun lives a supremely uneventful life, which revolves around his girlfriend, his mother, and, above all, his local pub. This gentle routine is threatened when the dead return to life and make strenuous attempts to snack on ordinary Londoners. (source: TMDb)
aptrvideo | 2 andre anmeldelser | Jun 3, 2021 |



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