KING OF THE Bs: An Anthology of Film History and Criticism by Todd & Charles Flynn -- Eds. McCarthy

KING OF THE Bs: An Anthology of Film History and Criticism

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Taking as its subject both the original ""Bs"" and the more recent ""exploitation"" films this marvelous collection of articles and interviews provides a fascinating, and thoroughly enjoyable, introduction to the whole range of ""schlock/kitsch/hack movies"" spawned by the American industry over the past forty years. Concerned neither with camp nor with trivia-for-its-own-sake, the editors have set out ""to resurrect forgotten artists without being obscurantist; to celebrate little glories in minor movies without being disproportionate; to praise odd genres and artists without being perverse."" To top it all off there is an invaluable filmography, listing credits for more than three hundred directors (including Bretaigne Windust, H. Bruce Humberstone and Ozzie Nelson). Great dreck!

Pub Date: March 1st, 1975
Publisher: Dutton