Sunday, June 26, 2011

101 Cult Movies You Must See Before You Die (Steven Jay Schneider)

101 Cult Movies You Must See Before You Die
Edited by Steven Jay Schneider

Blurb: If you've ever spent a day in the company of Withnail or Barbarella, gone surreal with Un Chien Andalou, found yourself able to recite every line from The Blues Brothers, or rocked out with Spinal Tap and Hedwig then 101 Cult Movies You Must See Before You Die is the book for you. From the violent delights of Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! to the fantastical fairy tale The Princess Bride, cult films have broken every rule and challenged every moviegoer's perception.

Stars who are cult in one movie may be definitely not in another; people ignored in their own time can become cult heroes after their death. Movies gain cult status for a wide array of reasons - for the iconic acting of stars such as John Belushi, for their witty scripts, their strange visuals, or because of a series of bizarre or macabre incidences. Plan 9 from Outer Space reached cult popularity despite being described as the worst film ever made.

With insights from critics, film historians, and academics, 101 Cult Movies You Must See Before You Die offers a breadth of knowledge, insight, and passion about the movies you simply can't help watching. This book is an homage to a century filled with kamikaze girls, toxic avengers, killer tomatoes, amazon women, and improbably large, time-travelling rabbits. It's time for an irreverent ride into cult culture.

ISBN: 9781845664916 (Hardback)
Year: 2010
Publisher: New Burlington Books
Pages: 416 (Non-Fiction)


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