The B List: The National Society of Film Critics on the Low-Budget Beauties, Genre-Bending Mavericks, and Cult Classics We Love
David Sterritt (Editor) John C. Anderson (Editor)
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DescriptionWhat 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?
BR> The answers: This book. The National Society of Film Critics. And the far-reaching enticements of the B movie itself.
BR> 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.
BR> The films in The B List are offbeat, unpredictable, and decidedly idiosyncratic. And that's why we love them.
Da Capo Press
October 01, 2008
6.0 X 8.9 X 0.8 inches | 0.65 pounds
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About the Author
David Sterritt is chairman of the National Society of Film Critics and a film professor at Columbia University. He lives in Baltimore. John Anderson writes regularly for Variety, the New York Times, and Newsday. He lives in Los Angeles.