Cult Movies in Sixty Seconds: The Best Films in the World in Less Than a Minute [NOOK Book]

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Presenting the information movie fans need about those films that the insiders seem to know and love, this handy guide to cult flicks offers perceptive and entertaining entries containing an outline of the plot, characters, and themes; insight into why the film is considered a classic; and essential little-known facts. Featuring such favorites as Barbarella, Betty Blue, Harold and Maude, Roger and Me, The Wickerman, and Withnail and I, this book highlights the best films from more than 50 years of movie making. ...
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Cult Movies in Sixty Seconds: The Best Films in the World in Less Than a Minute

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Overview

Presenting the information movie fans need about those films that the insiders seem to know and love, this handy guide to cult flicks offers perceptive and entertaining entries containing an outline of the plot, characters, and themes; insight into why the film is considered a classic; and essential little-known facts. Featuring such favorites as Barbarella, Betty Blue, Harold and Maude, Roger and Me, The Wickerman, and Withnail and I, this book highlights the best films from more than 50 years of movie making. Also explored are the qualities that make a film a cult movie and whether a film can be both cult and a box office hit.


About the Author:
Soren McCarthy is a television and theater performer and technical consultant. He lives in New York City.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000206126
  • Publisher: Vision Paperbacks
  • Publication date: 9/9/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,148,874
  • File size: 140 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2004

    A smart funny read; more than simply informational or merely a critique

    The author explores the backgrounds on particular films, and the kinds of audiences who embrace them. The list is a nice mix of films you love, ones you need to see again, and ones you never heard of but now might. The Book is presented as a series of mini-essays which is a good call because McCarthy is a very funny essayist. I thought this was a useful choice as the designation of 'cult film' has nothing to do with artistic merit or commercial success, and everything to do with affection. So a ponderous deconstruction is not antithetical to the topic. It's excellent for what it is. I'd give it 5 Stars, but I save that for Chomsky and Joyce.

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