The Worst Movies of All Time: Or: What Were They Thinking?

The Worst Movies of All Time: Or: What Were They Thinking?

by Michael Sauter
     
 

In addition to rounding up the 50 worst movies of all time with an insightful and skewering wit, the author turns his attention to the tacky trends and beaten-to-death genres that have filled double bills for decades. What was the worst Elvis movie? The lamest Madonna movie? They're all here, along with an affectionate round-up of the "Baddest of the Bs", those… See more details below

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In addition to rounding up the 50 worst movies of all time with an insightful and skewering wit, the author turns his attention to the tacky trends and beaten-to-death genres that have filled double bills for decades. What was the worst Elvis movie? The lamest Madonna movie? They're all here, along with an affectionate round-up of the "Baddest of the Bs", those ultra-tacky, low-budget movies that have earned them everlasting distinction in the pantheon of schlock.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Sauter's book is the latest addition to the canon of bad movie appreciation, and its organization is as kitschy as the movies themselves. Refreshingly opinionated, Sauter refuses to straddle fences, but there's no real rhyme or reason behind his selections. They run the gamut, from insipid genres (rock musicals and biker films) to schlock horror (Ed Wood's notorious output) to ill-conceived literary adaptations (The Fountainhead) and films hopelessly out of time and place (Paint Your Wagon). Sauter gloats most at blockbuster bombs, such as Cleopatra-there is a noticeable glint in this film critic's eye when, despite big budgets, technological wizardry and tried-and-true formulas, Hollywood still manages to fall flat on its face. Moments of wry tenderness for real duds are tinctured with caustic criticism. "Sign of the Times" sections approach genre analysis in terms of insight, and some historical overview is provided. Bad movies are an easy target, perhaps, but an amusing one. Recommended.-Jayne Plymale-Jackson, Univ. of Georgia Libs., Athens

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806515779
Publisher:
Carol Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/28/1995
Pages:
342
Product dimensions:
6.93(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.89(d)

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