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What kind of collection could possibly find common ground among The Son of Kong, Platoon, and Pink Flamingos? What kind of fevered minds could conceive of such a list? What are the unheard-of qualities that tie them all together? The answers: This book. The National Society of Film Critics. And the far-reaching enticements of the B movie itself. Once the B movie was the Hollywood stepchild, the underbelly of the double feature. Today it is a more inclusive category, embracing films that fall outside the mainstream by dint of their budgets, their visions, their grit, and occasionally-sometimes essentially-their lack of what the culture cops call "good taste." The films in The B List are offbeat, unpredictable, and decidedly idiosyncratic. And that's why we love them.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780306815669
ISBN-10: 0306815664
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 6-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - David Sterritt

David Sterritt is chairman of the National Society of Film Critics and a film professor at Columbia University. He lives in Baltimore. John Anderson writes regularly for Variety, the New York Times, and Newsday. He lives in Los Angeles.

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