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The Rough Guide to Cult Movies by Paul…

The Rough Guide to Cult Movies

by Paul Simpson

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There are good movies and there are bad movies-- and then there are cult movies, movies that grab you by the labels and refuse to let go. Here is the ultimate guide to some of the world's most memorable films, with genre classifications, expert reviews, and filmmakers picks.



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Listing of movies till 2004 divided into about 35 categories. Makes clear how many good English language (or subtitled) movies have been made over the years. This guide makes sound recommendations by putting an "admission ticket" to those films which are not to be missed.
Cult films are defined as those films which have the ability to draw fans together and invite discussion over even the minutest aspects among the audience viewers. Lots of snubs, but overall basic agreement. Some are:
Willy Wonka (1971)
Edward Scissorhands
Enter the Dragon
The Princess Bride
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
The Seventh Seal
Singing in the Rain
It's a Wonderful Life ( )
  sacredheart25 | Mar 12, 2016 |
This is a fun book and handy at your local video rental shop, when you are not sure what to see. ( )
  Arctic-Stranger | Mar 30, 2007 |
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And as I turned the corner, I can't believe, it's still that same old movie that's haunting me. -Same Old Scene, Roxy Music
Dedicated to Jean Rouverol, Ann Savage, Zeynep Degirmencioglu, Montgomery Clift
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The movies, where one man's masterpiece is always liable to be someone else's Howard The Duck, is a world where no opinion is final and deciding what makes a film 'cult' can be as intellectually arbitrary as deciding if a film is 'good' or 'bad'.
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