The B List : The National Society of Film Critics on  the Low-Budget Beauties, Genre-Bending Mavericks, and Cult Classics We Love, Paperback / softback Book

The B List : The National Society of Film Critics on the Low-Budget Beauties, Genre-Bending Mavericks, and Cult Classics We Love Paperback / softback

Edited by David Sterritt, Dr. John C. Anderson

Description

What kind of collection could possibly find common ground among The Son of Kong , Platoon , and Pink Flamingos ?

What kind of fevered minds could conceive of such a list?

What are the unheard-of qualities that tie them all together?

The answers: This book. The National Society of Film Critics. And the far-reaching enticements of the B movie itself. Once the B movie was the Hollywood stepchild, the underbelly of the double feature.

Today it is a more inclusive category, embracing films that fall outside the mainstream by dint of their budgets, their visions, their grit, and occasionally- sometimes essentially- their lack of what the culture cops call"good taste." The films in The B List are offbeat, unpredictable, and decidedly idiosyncratic. And that's why we love them.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Film guides & reviews
  • ISBN: 9780306815669

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