- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Popular Library; First Printing, Cover Worn edition (1978)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0445041390
- ISBN-13: 978-7027358055
- Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.3 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #623,266 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Fifty Worst Films of All Time (And How They Got That Way) Paperback – 1978
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There is a write in questionnaire at the end of he book the got the Ed Wood resurgence some speed
The reviews are more scathing than factual, and the Medveds are sometimes simply hurtful
For instance, "Eegah!" was a cult-hit in California -- and the cast would barnstorm with it to packed houses (Richard Kiel even wearing his caveman toga!)
Take the write up on Dick Tracy vs. Cueball (1946) which derides the character names...despite the fact Gould himself had been doing much the same for years.
It is hard to take the jab of a jeweler being called Jules Sparkle seriously when you realize that the comic strip had a pianist called 88 Keys (1943) and the Summer Sisters (1944) May and June. This is all ignoring Gould tending to reverse common words for last names--a musician named Seton (1940) and a midget criminal named Trohs (1940) are good examples of this and they ALL come from _The Celebrated Cases of Dick Tracy, 1931-1951_ (1970) so there is no excuse for the writers to mess up this badly.
Similarly the plot is not as far off what Gould was writing at that time as the book implies. Between his better known stories Gould would have filler material like this and the quality did tend to be so so. It is clear to any Dick Tracy fan they were trying desperately to find things to poke fun at with this movie.
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This book might have been good if it had been written when MST3K was on the air.