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Kings of the Bs : working within the Hollywood system : an anthology of film history and criticism

Author: Todd McCarthy; Charles Flynn
Publisher: New York : E.P. Dutton, 1975.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kings of the Bs.
New York : E.P. Dutton, 1975
(OCoLC)741480996
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Todd McCarthy; Charles Flynn
ISBN: 0525140905 9780525140900 0525473785 9780525473787
OCLC Number: 1384852
Description: xiii, 561 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Approaches: The schlock/kitsch/hack movies / Charles Flynn --
The economic imperative: why was the B movie necessary? / Charles Flynn and Todd McCarthy --
Blame the audience / Manny Farber --
Beatitudes of B pictures / Andrew Sarris --
What's so hot about going to the movies / Clive T. Miller --
People: Roger Corman: the schlemiel as outlaw / Chris Morris --
Sam Katzman: Jungle Sam, or, the return of "poetic justice, I'd say" / Richard Thompson --
Joseph H. Lewis: tourist in the asylum / Myron Meisel --
Val Lewton: unorthodox artistry at RKO / Manny Farber --
Russ Meyer: king of the nudies / Roger Ebert --
Joe Solomon: the last of the schlockmeisters / Roger Ebert --
Edgar G. Ulmer: the primacy of the visual / Myron Meisel --
Films: Three faces of film noir: Stranger on the third floor, Phantom lady, and Criss cross / Tom Flinn --
Nightmare Alley: beyond the Bs / Clive T. Miller --
They live by night (Nicholas Ray) / Douglas Gomery --
The Phenix City story: "this will happen to your kids, too" / Mark Bergman --
Thunder Road: Maudit--"the devil got him first" / Richard Thompson --
The delinquents (Robert Altman) / Todd McCarthy --
From Rock around the clock to The trip: the truth about teen movies / Richard Staehling --
Interviews: Samuel Z. Arkoff / Linda May Strawn --
Steve Broidy / Linda May Strawn --
William Castle / Linda May Strawn --
Roger Corman / Charles Flynn and Todd McCarthy --
Joseph Kane / Charles Flynn and Todd McCarthy --
Phil Karlson / Todd McCarthy and Richard Thompson --
Herschell Gordon Lewis / Todd McCarthy and Charles Flynn --
Arthur Lubin / Charles Flynn and Todd McCarthy --
Edgar G. Ulmer / Peter Bogdanovich --
Albert Zugsmith / Todd McCarthy and Charles Flynn.
Responsibility: edited by Todd McCarthy and Charles Flynn.

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