Steven Jay Schneider – 101 Cult Movies You Must See Before You Die

Selected by cult movie consultants from around the world, including Xavier Mendik, from the cult film archive at Brunel university, and Roy Menarini, film history lecturer at Udine university, Italy. Extensively illustrated with original language, full-color posters and film stills. The ultimate guide to cult movies and essential reading for every cineaste. From the team behind the bestselling 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.

Every movie in the book is a gem that every discerning film buff should knowabout. Although a few might be familiar– Barbarella, Un Chien Andalou, The Blues Brothers–most will be unfamiliar, and all will boast a small but devoted fanbase. So, just what makes a cult movie? Typically, these movies are independently made on a small budget and were never expected by their creators to attract a broad audience: the eccentricity of the film making or story telling, the controversial stance taken, or the narrow appeal of the subject matter guaranteed that their appeal was limited. Some movies achieve cult status long after their release. Neither commercially nor critically successful at the time, these movies were too revolutionary, nfashionable, or simply badly made to find an appreciative audience. Movies, such as Harold and Maude and Plan 9 From Outer Space, languished unnoticed until a small, devoted group from a later generation discovered them and declared them cool. A few movies, such as The Rocky Horror Picture Show, originally attracted cult status, even though they were made by a major studio, owing to their dark, controversial, or offbeat subject matter. As tastes changed and tolerance increased, these films went on to appeal to a much wider audience and to gain commercial success without ever losing their cult status. With insight from critics, film historians, and academics from around the world, 101 Cult Movies You Must See Before You Die is a homage to a century filled with 50-foot women, alcohol-fueled binges, surreal imaginary friends, flying pink elephants, and improbably large arachnids.   źródło opisu: https://www.octopusbooks.co.uk/books/detail.page?isbn=9781844036899 źródło okładki: https://www.octopusbooks.co.uk/books/detail.page?isbn=9781844036899

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