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Soren McCarthy is a television and theater performer and technical consultant. He lives in New York City.
Posted December 22, 2004
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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Posted January 25, 2010
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