The Greatest Bad Movies of All Time

The Greatest Bad Movies of All Time

These are the films that inspire wonder-you are left wondering how seemingly intelligent people could gather together and spend money to create such bizarre productions.

Author: Phil Hall

Publisher: BearManor Media

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Category: Performing Arts

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These are the films that inspire wonder-you are left wondering how seemingly intelligent people could gather together and spend money to create such bizarre productions. From A-list atrocities to Grade-Z zaniness, 100 of the most wonderfully warped anti-classics have been gathered together for this celebration of cinematic kookiness. Relive the jaw-dropping spectacle of John Wayne as Genghis Khan, Halle Berry as Catwoman, Jack Palance as Fidel Castro, and Jerry Lewis as a Gore Vidal-inspired extra-terrestrial. Sing along with a naked Anthony Newley, tap your toes to a "Pennsylvania Polka" dance number in the middle of an unauthorized remake of A Streetcar Named Desire, watch a suicidal Elizabeth Taylor run amok in Rome and appreciate Coleridge's poetry with topless women. Hook up with Edward D. Wood Jr., Phil Tucker, Tommy Wiseau and their peers in the so-bad-they're-good genre, and marvel at how cinema royalty including Stanley Kubrick, George Cukor, Michelangelo Antonioni and Clint Eastwood could conceive celluloid debacles of an unprecedented scale. When it comes to shock and awe, nothing compares to The 100 Greatest Bad Movies of All Time. "Read it all in one night and couldn't put it down. This book is insightful and humorous and I actually gained some insight into films I never gave a second thought to." - Steve Kaplan, oldies.com
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The Worst Movies of All Time Or What Were They Thinking

The Worst Movies of All Time  Or  What Were They Thinking

Looks at over fifty bad movies starring some of Hollywood's biggest actors and filmmakers

Author: Michael Sauter

Publisher: Citadel Press

ISBN: UOM:39015056199139

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 358

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Looks at over fifty bad movies starring some of Hollywood's biggest actors and filmmakers
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Bad Movies We Love

Bad Movies We Love

A hip, irreverent, witty tour of 203 of the worst movies of all time, describing absurd plotlines, the worst dialogue, most over-the-top performances, and memorably wacky scenes. Photos.

Author: Edward Margulies

Publisher: Marion Boyars Publishers

ISBN: 0714529923

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 330

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A hip, irreverent, witty tour of 203 of the worst movies of all time, describing absurd plotlines, the worst dialogue, most over-the-top performances, and memorably wacky scenes. Photos.
Categories: Motion pictures

Born to Be Bad Part 2

Born to Be Bad  Part 2

Featuring interviews with the likes of Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgement Day), Tony Todd (Candyman), Stephen Lang (Avatar), Scott Adkins (Ip Man 4), Mohammed Qissi (Kickboxer), Tzi Ma (Rapid Fire) and many others, this is an essential ...

Author: Timon Singh

Publisher: BearManor Media

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“Born to be Bad will give you hours of pleasure. It truly is a hive of scum and villainy.” - Movie Waffler “Born to be Bad is a must-have for action fans. ★★★★★” - The Action Elite “A great sense of peeling back the layers of what went into making critically-lauded and fan favourite cult classics alike so enduringly popular – it’s all about the bad guys.” - Set The Tape “A who’s who of action cinema!” - Bulletproof Media Enemy reinforcements have arrived! After surviving the nefarious schemes of his interviewees in Born To Be Bad: Talking to the greatest villains in action cinema, cinephile Timon Singh returns to track down and interview more actors behind the best part of any action movie: The Bad Guy. From stars who have been in the biggest movies of all time to stuntmen who have faced off against the world’s biggest action stars, Born To Be Bad Part 2 offers fascinating insight and hilarious anecdotes into what it’s like to be cast as a villain in a Hollywood action film. Whether the actors started off as martial arts champions, graduates of prestigious acting schools or professional body builders, everyone has a different story about how they came to be killed on-screen by some of the most famous names in show business. Featuring interviews with the likes of Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgement Day), Tony Todd (Candyman), Stephen Lang (Avatar), Scott Adkins (Ip Man 4), Mohammed Qissi (Kickboxer), Tzi Ma (Rapid Fire) and many others, this is an essential read for all fans of action movies! Introduction by Graham Yost, the screenwriter behind action classics Speed, Broken Arrow and Hard Rain.
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The Ultimate Book of Sports Movies

The Ultimate Book of Sports Movies

Next to watching Monday Night Football, there's nothing more enjoyable than plopping down on the couch with the remote and a bottle of beer and firing up the special-edition DVD of Rocky, Hoosiers, Caddyshack, or any other fan favorite.

Author: Ray Didinger

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780762439218

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

View: 110

Guys love movies. Especially sports movies, where every underdog has his day, every team achieves glory, and every hero gets his moment of redemption. Next to watching Monday Night Football, there's nothing more enjoyable than plopping down on the couch with the remote and a bottle of beer and firing up the special-edition DVD of Rocky, Hoosiers, Caddyshack, or any other fan favorite. Now, two nationally renowned sports media personalities take on the task of ranking the top 100 sports movies of all time, including entertaining and informative lists, special features, and contributions from over 75 top sports figures. From drama to comedy to tragedy to documentary, all the greatest sports films are here, brought to life through detailed summaries, fun facts and trivia, behind-the-scenes revelations, plus images from the greatest moments in sports film history. Original comments from some of the top personalities in sports and entertainment -- including Peyton and Eli Manning, Charles Barkley, Tony Romo, James Gandolfini, Bill Parcells, Dennis Quaid, Arnold Palmer, and many more -- provide further insight and marketing punch.
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Your Movie Rental Was Late Accept It

Your Movie Rental Was Late  Accept It

You wonder why I picked a bunch of “badmovies? ... not saying that some of these widely-considered “greatest films of all-time” are bad, or made badly.

Author: Dan O'Sullivan

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781312146013

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The Golden Turkey Awards

The Golden Turkey Awards

A humorous and candid look at Hollywood's most embarrassing, ridiculous, ludicrous, and obnoxious movies and cinematic performances culminates with a discussion of the worst motion picture of all time

Author: Harry Medved

Publisher: Perigee

ISBN: UOM:39015012406628

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 223

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A humorous and candid look at Hollywood's most embarrassing, ridiculous, ludicrous, and obnoxious movies and cinematic performances culminates with a discussion of the worst motion picture of all time
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Dolls Dolls Dolls

Dolls  Dolls  Dolls

" --Kirkus Reviews The unbelievable-but-true, inside story of Jacqueline Susann's pop culture icon Valley of the Dolls--the landmark novel and publishing phenomenon, the infamous smash hit film ("the best worst movie ever made"), and Dolls ...

Author: Stephen Rebello

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780525505297

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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"A blissful treasure trove of gossipy insider details that Dolls fans will swiftly devour." --Kirkus Reviews The unbelievable-but-true, inside story of Jacqueline Susann's pop culture icon Valley of the Dolls--the landmark novel and publishing phenomenon, the infamous smash hit film ("the best worst movie ever made"), and Dolls's thriving legacy today Since its publication in 1966, Jacqueline Susann's Valley of the Dolls has reigned as one of the most influential and beloved pieces of commercial fiction. Selling over thirty-one million copies worldwide, it revolutionized overnight the way books got sold, thanks to the tireless and canny self-promoting Susann. It also generated endless speculation about the author's real-life models for its larger-than-life characters. Turned in 1967 into an international box-office sensation and morphing into a much-beloved cult film, its influence endures today in everything from films and TV shows to fashion and cosmetics tributes and tie-ins. Susann's compulsive readable exposé of three female friends finding success in New York City and Hollywood was a scandalous eye-opener for its candid treatment of sex, naked ambition, ageism, and pill-popping, and the big screen version was one of the most-seen and talked-about movies of the time. Dolls! Dolls! Dolls! digs deep into the creation of that hugely successful film--a journey nearly as cut-throat, sexually-charged, tragic, and revelatory as Susann's novel itself--and uncovers how the movie has become a cherished, widely imitated camp classic, thanks to its over-the-top performances, endlessly quotable absurd dialogue, outré costumes and hairdos, despite the high aspirations, money, and talent lavished on it. Screenwriter-journalist-film historian Stephen Rebello has conducted archival research and new interviews to draw back the velvet curtain on the behind-the-scenes intrigue, feuds and machinations that marked the film's production. In doing so, he unveils a rich, detailed history of fast-changing, late 1960s Hollywood, on screen and off.
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Little by Little

Little by Little

He also made a few bad pictures, as all big stars have done at some point in ... His greatest triumphs were on the stage, but he made many great movies, ...

Author: Rich Little

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 9781457544392

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 252

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“How did I become an impersonator? Perhaps my mother was conceived by a Zerox machine!” So, how did a kid from Ottawa, Canada, growing up in the ’50s become an impressionist? No one in our family had ever been in show business. No one ever had “show biz” yearnings. My father was a doctor. My mother was a housewife. So where did my desire to become an impressionist come from? I’ve often asked myself this question. I didn’t know the answer, but I did love the movies. As a boy, I would go every weekend, sometimes staying to see the show twice. Just going to the movies and getting so involved in the storytelling and the characters made me want to be that person up on the screen, never dreaming that I could turn it into a career. The glory days of Hollywood and their icons, like no other, have remained as indelible images in our hearts and minds for decades. I, like many, idolized these giants of the screen and comedy, but was so fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet, work with, and get to know many of them along the way during my career. From the genius of Jack Benny, the unmatched humor of George Burns, the debonair, handsome Cary Grant, the unforgettable John Wayne, the king of late night hosts Johnny Carson, and the former actor-turned-president Ronald Reagan to name a few. In this gem of a book are insights into the likes of many of these great people I’ve had the privilege and fortune to meet and imitate, shining new light on our beloved stars. This is really not a biography, but more of a humorous glimpse of the people I’ve impersonated and some of the funny stories that happened along the way.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

100 Greatest Cult Films

100 Greatest Cult Films

In 100 Greatest Cult Films, Christopher J. Olson highlights the most provocative, intriguing, entertaining, and controversial films produced over the last century.

Author: Christopher J. Olson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442211049

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 350

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The term “cult film” may be difficult to define, but one thing is certain: A cult film is any movie that has developed a rabid following for one reason or another. From highly influential works of pop art like Eraserhead and Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! to trash masterpieces such as Miami Connection and Fateful Findings, thousands of movies have earned recognition as cult classics over the years, and new movies rise to cult status every year. So how do viewers searching for the best or most important cult films decide where to start? In 100 Greatest Cult Films, Christopher J. Olson highlights the most provocative, intriguing, entertaining, and controversial films produced over the last century. The movies included here have either earned reputations as bona fide cult classics or have in some way impacted our understanding of cult cinema, often transcending traditional notions of “good” and “bad” while featuring memorable characters, unforgettably shocking scenes, and exceptionally quotable dialogue. With detailed arguments for why these films deserve to be considered among the greatest of all time, Olson provides readers fodder for debate and a jumping-off point for future watching. A thought-provoking and accessible look at dozens of cinematic “treasures,” this resource includes valuable information on the films, creators, and institutions that have shaped cult cinema. Ultimately, The 100 Greatest Cult Films offers readers—from casual cinephiles, film scholars, and avid fans alike—a chance to discover or re-discover some of the most memorable films of all time.
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Showgirls Teen Wolves and Astro Zombies

Showgirls  Teen Wolves  and Astro Zombies

No one intends to make a truly bad movie, but when they do, Michael Adams will be there to watch it...and make it entertaining!" —John Landis, director of Trading Places and The Blues Brothers In Showgirls, Teen Wolves, and Astro Zombies, ...

Author: Michael Adams

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061966312

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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"Michael Adams's book is great fun! No one intends to make a truly bad movie, but when they do, Michael Adams will be there to watch it...and make it entertaining!" —John Landis, director of Trading Places and The Blues Brothers In Showgirls, Teen Wolves, and Astro Zombies, film critic Michael Adams embarks on a year-long odyssey to discover the worst movie ever made, which Mystery Science Theater 3000 star, writer, and director Kevin Murphy calls "disturbingly comprehensive, joyously critical, and the best of its kind." From all-time cult classics such as Reefer Madness and Plan 9 from Outer Space to new entries to the pantheon such as Gigli and Baby Geniuses, no genre, star, or director is safe from Adams’s acerbic wit and hilarious observations. In the vein of A.J. Jacobs’s New York Times bestselling book The Know-It-All, and with the snarky sarcasm of television’s Mystery Science Theater 3000 and The Soup, Showgirls, Teen Wolves, and Astro Zombies leaves no stone unturned. With a foreword by cult director George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead).
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What Were They Thinking

What Were They Thinking

We all love bad movies. This book details a hundred or so of the worst with humour... and great affection. It's a book about movies that may have a bad reputation, but they can be seen and enjoyed.

Author: Les Asmussen

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798621657444

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 310

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We all love bad movies. This book details a hundred or so of the worst with humour... and great affection. It's a book about movies that may have a bad reputation, but they can be seen and enjoyed. Richard Corliss, longtime film critic for Time Magazine, when asked if a new movie was “worth seeing”, his standard but honest response was, “Everything is worth seeing.” There are things to delight us in even the worst of so-called "bad" movies.
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Gloria Grahame Bad Girl of Film Noir

Gloria Grahame  Bad Girl of Film Noir

The book Bad Movies We Love judges the film as “the all-time weird- est, screwiest, funniest Best Picture Oscar- winner,” and lampoons Stewart's role as “a ...

Author: Robert J. Lentz

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786487226

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 366

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A marvelous actress, Gloria Grahame (1923–1981) was also an iconic figure of film noir. Her talents are showcased in several classic motion pictures of the 1940s and 1950s, including It’s a Wonderful Life, Crossfire, In a Lonely Place, The Greatest Show on Earth, The Big Heat, Oklahoma!, and The Bad and the Beautiful, for which she earned an Academy Award. This comprehensive overview of Gloria Grahame’s life and work examines each of her feature films in detail, as well as her made-for-television productions, her television-series appearances and her stage career. Also discussed are the varied ways in which Grahame’s acting performances were affected by her tumultuous personal life—which included four marriages, the second to director Nicholas Ray and the fourth to Ray’s stepson Anthony.
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The Ultimate Book of Gangster Movies

The Ultimate Book of Gangster Movies

The Ultimate Book of Gangster Movies provides extensive reviews of the Top 100 gangster films of all time, including sidebars like "Reality Check," "Hit and Miss," "I Know That Guy," "Body Count," and other fun and informative features.

Author: George Anastasia

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780762443703

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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The gangster movie is one of the most popular genres in film. From the Italian, Irish, and Russian "families" in America to similarly sinister groups in Europe, Japan, and beyond, the cinema has never shied away from portraying the evil exploits of these brutal outfits. In this highly entertaining and informative book, two accomplished and apropos authors put the genre in perspective like no other author or documentarian has done before. The Ultimate Book of Gangster Movies provides extensive reviews of the Top 100 gangster films of all time, including sidebars like "Reality Check," "Hit and Miss," "I Know That Guy," "Body Count," and other fun and informative features. Also included are over a dozen stand-alone chapters such as Sleeper "Hits," "Fugazi" Flops, Guilty Pleasures, Lost Treasures, Q&A Interviews with top actors and directors (including Chazz Palinteri, Michael Madsen, Joe Mantagna, and more), plus over 50 compelling photographs. Foreword by Joe Pistone, the FBI agent and mob infiltrator who wrote the bestselling book and acclaimed movie, Donnie Brasco.
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The Disaster Artist

The Disaster Artist

My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made Greg Sestero, Tom Bissell. Following the media blitz, The Room emerged as a top-selling ...

Author: Greg Sestero

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780751561869

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Now a major motion picture, The Disaster Artist, starring James Franco, Alison Brie, Zoey Deutch, Lizzy Caplan, Zac Efron, Bryan Cranston, Dave Franco, Kristen Bell, Seth Rogen, Sharon Stone, and Judd Apatow. In 2003, an independent film called The Room - starring and written, produced, and directed by a mysteriously wealthy social misfit named Tommy Wiseau - made its disastrous debut in Los Angeles. Described by one reviewer as 'like getting stabbed in the head', the $6 million film earned a grand total of $1,800 at the box office and closed after two weeks. Over a decade later, The Room is an international cult phenomenon, whose legions of fans attend screenings featuring costumes, audience rituals, merchandising and thousands of plastic spoons. In The Disaster Artist, Greg Sestero, Tommy's costar, recounts the film's bizarre journey to infamy, explaining how the movie's many nonsensical scenes and bits of dialogue came to be and unraveling the mystery of Tommy Wiseau himself. But more than just a riotously funny story about cinematic hubris, The Disaster Artist is an honest and warm testament to friendship.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Classic Movies The Best and the Worst Pictures to see Films to avoid

Classic Movies The Best and the Worst Pictures to see  Films to avoid

... to the Best (and Worst) Western Movies on DVD Great Movie Musicals on DVD Horror, Fantasy & Sci-Fi DVD 140 All-Time Must-See Movies for Film Lovers Now ...

Author: John Howard Reid

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781312962385

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 266

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Gathered in this large volume paperback are some of Hollywood's best loved and most famous movies. In addition to the many film classics, however, the author has included a number of equally entertaining films that deserve to be better known. Many of these movies are now available on DVD. Full credits and detailed reviews are provided for over a hundred of these classic films. Over two hundred more movies are represented by short reviews. Many of the reviews contain DVD details. Of course, not all classic movies have surfaced on DVD to date, but they are being issued at the rate of around forty a month! If you love classic movies, this book will provide an invaluable guide to some of the enjoyable films that are now available (and also, of course, some of the disappointing films that you might wisely avoid).
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The Official Razzie Movie Guide

The Official Razzie Movie Guide

Enjoying the Best of Hollywood's Worst John Wilson ... —Michael Sauter, The Worst Movies of All Time Plot, What Plot?

Author: John Wilson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780446510080

Category: Humor

Page: 400

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A paperback guide to 100 of the funniest bad movies ever made, this book covers a wide range of hopeless Hollywood product, and also including rare Razzie ceremony photos and a complete history of everything ever nominated for Tinsel Town's Tackiest Trophy.
Categories: Humor

Stranded at the Drive In

Stranded at the Drive In

Acclaimed writer of This is Uncool and Popcorn turns his attention to the (first ever) look at the teen movie Everyone undergoes some kind of teenage trauma, and a fundamental way of coping, or rite of passage, is the teen movie.

Author: Garry Mulholland

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781409122517

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

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Acclaimed writer of This is Uncool and Popcorn turns his attention to the (first ever) look at the teen movie Everyone undergoes some kind of teenage trauma, and a fundamental way of coping, or rite of passage, is the teen movie. Yet until now there has been no book that explores this successful movie sub-genre with any depth. Step forward Garry Mulholland, who, taking his cue from his previous, hugely acclaimed pop culture list books (This is Uncool and Fear of Music), seeks to create a pantheon of the very finest teen movies, or in Garry Mulholland's words: 'I'll be doing what film critics have been loathe to do since the 1950s, and taking the entire subculture of teen movies seriously, making a constant and compelling argument that Grease and A Nightmare on Elm Street tell us a great deal more about modern life and human nature than Citizen Kane and The Godfather.' From Kes to Fame, Badlands to the Breakfast Club, and National Lampoon's Animal House to Twilight, Garry Mulholland re-evaluates a much maligned genre, and brings it all back again: the good, the bad and the traumatic.
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The Greatest Cult Television Shows of All Time

The Greatest Cult Television Shows of All Time

... scientists to watch bad movies, and they can only maintain their sanity by cracking jokes nonstop during each film. Production History In 1988, ...

Author: Christopher J. Olson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538122563

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 328

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Reaching back to the beginnings of television, The Greatest Cult Television Shows offers readers a fun and accessible look at the 100 most significant cult television series of all time, compiled in a single resource that includes valuable information on the shows and their creators. While they generally lack mainstream appeal, cult television shows develop devout followings over time and exert some sort of impact on a given community, society, culture, or even media industry. Cult television shows have been around since at least the 1960s, with Star Trek perhaps the most famous of that era. However, the rise of cable contributed to the rise of cult television throughout the 1980s and 1990s, and now, with the plethora of streaming options available, more shows can be added to this categorization Reaching back to the beginnings of television, the book includes such groundbreaking series as The Twilight Zone and The Prisoner alongside more contemporary examples like Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Hannibal. The authors provide production history for each series and discuss their relevance to global pop culture. To provide a more global approach to the topic, the authors also consider several non-American cult TV series, including British, Canadian, and Japanese shows. Thus, Monty Python’s Flying Circus appears alongside Sailor Moon and Degrassi Junior High. Additionally, to move beyond the conception of “cult” as a primarily white, heteronormative, fanboy obsession, the book contains shows that speak to a variety of cult audiences and experiences, such as Queer as Folk and Charmed. With detailed arguments for why these shows deserve to be considered the greatest of all time, Olson and Reinhard provide ideas for discussion and debate on cult television. Each entry in this book demonstrates the importance of the 100 shows chosen for inclusion and highlights how they offer insight into the period and the cults that formed around them.
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