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

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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.

Synopsis:

The choicest noir, neo-noir, science fiction, horror, westerns, midnight movies, and more—from critics like David Ansen, Jami Bernard, Roger Ebert, Carrie Rickey, Richard Schickel, and Kenneth Turan.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306815669
Author:
Sterrit, David
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Editor:
Sterritt, David; Anderson, John
Editor:
Anderson, John
Editor:
Sterritt, David
Editor:
Sterritt, David; Anderson, John C.
Author:
Klein, Andy
Author:
Anderson, John C.
Author:
Sterritt, David
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Motion pictures
Subject:
Film & Video - Guides & Reviews
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Film and Television-History and Criticism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 11 oz

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