Bad Movies We Love

Bad Movies We Love

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by Edward Margulies, Stephen Rebello
     
 

If you think Duel in the Sun was a great movie, we ask, have you seen it lately? For those who believe that great stars equal great films, we offer you Fatal Attraction. And for anyone who insights that Hollywood never actually sets out to make an awful film, please rent The Sandpiper immediately. Just when you thought you 'd have to yawn your way…  See more details below

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If you think Duel in the Sun was a great movie, we ask, have you seen it lately? For those who believe that great stars equal great films, we offer you Fatal Attraction. And for anyone who insights that Hollywood never actually sets out to make an awful film, please rent The Sandpiper immediately. Just when you thought you 'd have to yawn your way through another gushing coffee-table tome on Hollywood comes this hip, irreverent, devastingly witty tour through more than 200 of the most hyped, highly touted, and wonderfully bad movies of all time. Compiled by the caustic authors of Movieline magazine's popular feature "Bad Movies We Love," this outrageous book leaves no stone (including Sharon) unturned as it skewers some of Hollywood's biggest big-budget film fiasco ever, and the stars who made it all happen - frrom Airport to Cocktail, from Bette Davis and Laurence Olivier to Julia Roberts and Kevin Costner.Hear eye-rolling dialogue! Gasp at scenery chewing performance! Marvel at gloriously absurd plot lines! Packed with provocative behind-the-scenes information and 216 pages of hilarriously captioned stills, this high-camp homage -to-garbage is side splitting proof that sometimes movie-making means having to say you're sorry - very sorry!

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Library Journal
Margulies and Rebello, authors of a feature in Movieline magazine titled ``Bad Movies We Love,'' here expand on their column with write-ups on 203 films. Possibly showing the effects of viewing too many bad titles, the writers have movie stars ``sneer,'' ``leer,'' ``grimace,'' ``smirk,'' or ``shrug'' entire sentences, and they occasionally twist or misstate a fact if it makes for a better story. Most of the chosen films fall into the ``women's picture'' genre. As expected, names like Elizabeth Taylor, Lana Turner, Joan Crawford, Mickey Rourke, Pia Zadora, and Rob Lowe are plentiful. The reviewers' air of gleeful bitchiness is sometimes very amusing, but it is best appreciated in small doses, since the subject matter calls for a certain amount of repetition in tone and terms (e.g., ham ). Only comprehensive film collections need consider.-- John Smothers, Monmouth Cty. Lib., Manalapan, N.J.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780452270053
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/01/1993
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Bad Movies We Love 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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I keep this absolutely hilarious, loving skewering of big budget, big star Hollywood films right alongside Leonard Maltin's Movie and Video Guide for fast reference. Why? Imagine Maltin's Guide, only with malicious wit and outrageous humor, and you have a rough idea of how pleasurable this book is. Movie-mad friends of mine quote the book all the time, it's that full of good one-liners. But every entry whether it's a movie starring Sharon Stone, Diana Ross, Lana Turner, Mickey Rourke or Nicolas Cage is written wonderfully, with sharp wit and deadly satiric accuracy. The authors never spoil the plot, they just bring you in on the fun of why movies with high intentions sometimes go skidding right off the rails. Their write-ups on movies like Mommie Dearest, Valley of the Dolls, The Oscar, Sliver and Zandalee are howlingly funny. But, they're ALL funny! There's a really nice introduction by bad movie queen Sharon Stone (she must be a very good sport!) and a teasing promise of a second volume. Boy, do we need it now! If this book doesn't make you laugh out loud, you'd better have your sense of humor checked.