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Cult Movies 3: 50 More of the Classics, the Sleepers, the Weird and the Wonderful Paperback – October 15, 1988


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Fireside; 1st edition (October 15, 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671648101
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671648107
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #760,117 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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YA-- Another in a popular and readable series. In three to seven pages, Peary provides synopses, credits, and stills for each movie. The crux of each entry is highly personal discussion of the elements that contribute to the cult status of each. A quarter of the films included are from the '80s, and almost all date since the '50s.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Paul Hillman on January 2, 2003
Format: Paperback
Danny Perry's obvious love of film is infectious. His knowledge lost and beloved classics of the odd and forgotten will make you run out to th local video store in search of gem after gem. Even when you disagree with him, Perry supports his viewpoint in a fun, quickwitted style. My only complaint is that as 20 years has gone by since its intial publication where is CULT MOVIES 4?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Krause on December 10, 2013
Format: Paperback
If you want to know more about Danny Peary's "Cult Movies" books, I've already given an overview of Volumes I and II. Volume III is more of the same, and as it is published in 1988, it includes more films from the 1980s, some that made sense as "cult" films ("Blade Runner", "Blue Velvet"), and some that did not ("Body Heat", "American Werewolf In London"). Hey, I'm not complaining. I've probably seen and loved more of the films in Volume 3 than in either of the previous two volumes, so this book qualifies as my favorite of the trilogy. In addition to the aforementioned titles, Peary offers excellent analyses of "Diva", "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World", "Night of the Hunter", "On Her Majesty's Secret Service", "The Road Warrior", "Touch of Evil" just to name a few (and these are all films I try to watch at least once a year). If you liked the first two books, this one does not disappoint, but if you call yourself a film fan and don't have these books on your shelves, turn in your AMC Movie Watchers Card right now!
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By Jason S. Royale on November 8, 2014
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the best of the three excellent entries. kudos to danny peary for choosing boy and his dog and vanishing point for vol.2 which i personally recommended to him.
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Cult movies 3 includes great photos and interesting text. It is definitely an appropriate extention of the two prior volumes.
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As a boy I was passionate about sports, movies, television, and music, and now I make my living by writing about each of these topics. Pretty amazing. I was born in West Virginia, grew up in South Carolina and New Jersey, got a B.A. in History at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and an M.A. in Cinema at USC. I have been living in New York City since 1977 with my wife Suzanne (our married daughter Zoe and granddaughter Julianna live too far away in Maryland), publishing books and articles on movies and sports (mostly baseball). I watch an insane number of movies and politely root for the A's, Lakers, New York Giants, and UConn women in basketball. I am the writer-researcher on the long-running television interview show, "The Tim McCarver Show," and have done three books with Tim, who is a close friend. I also worked with the dear Ralph Kiner on his autobiography, "Baseball Forever." My twenty-first book, written with Tom Clavin, is my first biography, "Roger Maris: Baseball's Reluctant Hero" for Touchstone/Simon&Schuster. There is a facebook fan page for the book, for which we interviewed 130 people. Our follow-up was "Gil Hodges: The Brooklyn Bums, the Miracle Mets and the Extraordinary Life of a Baseball Legend," which was published 8/7/12 by NAL/Penguin. I also contribute celebrity interviews on brink.com and am the New York correspondent for the Australian magazine, "FilmInk." I love to write, but there's nothing more exciting than creating a project or more satisfying than finishing it.