The essential bible for film watchers who don’t want to be suckered into seeing another acclaimed classic, each entry will surely instigate debate and discussion. Informative and highly opinionated, this compendium steers film aficionados away from the pompous and pretentious films known as “classic movies” with biting and contrarian commentary. Films such as The English Patient, Ghost, Platoon, Pretty Woman, Ray, The Silence of the Lambs, Titanic, and War of the Worlds have been re-reviewed in this way. Chapters listing the top 10 overrated, top-grossing films, the top 10 actors to have appeared in the most overrated movies, and the top five overrated movies by genre are also included.
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About the Author
Allan Smithee has worked in the film business for nearly 15 years. As a publicist he orchestrated distribution campaigns for more than 60 movies. A member of the British Academy of Film and Television, he develops scripts for a wide range of production companies and film bodies and consults for clients as diverse as The Times newspaper and Film London. He has worked with Kevin Costner, Dennis Hopper, Mike Leigh, and Al Pacino.