101 Cult Movies You Must See Before You Die

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Many—possibly most—films that achieve cult status begin as box office failures, and then over the years start attracting groups of devoted fans. Some cult movies are very good, while others are so bad that they're good, and some are comic escapades, while many others fall into the categories of science fiction or horror. But all cult movies have one thing in common: they are films that refuse to die. Here are brief and fascinating illustrated ...

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Overview

Many—possibly most—films that achieve cult status begin as box office failures, and then over the years start attracting groups of devoted fans. Some cult movies are very good, while others are so bad that they're good, and some are comic escapades, while many others fall into the categories of science fiction or horror. But all cult movies have one thing in common: they are films that refuse to die. Here are brief and fascinating illustrated profiles of the 101 most unforgettable cult movies ever made. They include:

• Nosferatu
• Reefer Madness
• Fantasia
• Touch of Evil
• Taxi Driver
• Invasion of the Body Snatchers
• Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!
• The Incredible Shrinking Man
• Night of the Hunter
• The Wiz
• Barbarella
• Easy Rider, and many more

• Each profile includes a plot summary, a cast and credits list, and interesting facts about the film. They are presented chronologically in separate chapters covering each decade from the 1920s to the present. Illustrations include memorable movie stills and reproductions of ad posters. Approximately 200 illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764163494
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 796,395
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Steven Jay Schneider is a film critic, scholar, and an author and editor of several books on films and filmmaking, including Barron's 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die. He is currently in Hollywood, where he plans to produce movies of his own.

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