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B Movies

B Movies

Date: Nov 07 2007

Themes: Hobbies, Pop Culture

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There is a whole kind of American movie you probably never see. Hollywood is famous for making big blockbusters that are shown all over the world. Those movies cost millions of dollars. But there are lots of movies made in the US without big budgets or great ambitions. These are called B movies.

A lot of people love B movies, but they’re an acquired taste. They don’t look as pretty as major motion pictures, but they’re often very funny, scary and over the top. A lot of horror movies are B movies.

Some famous filmmakers started out making B movies. Listen to Beren and Mason talk about some of the most well-known B movies.

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Mason

Mason

Beren

Beren

Mason:  Did you…You saw Grindhouse a few months ago, right?

Beren:  No, I totally didn’t. I missed it. I totally missed it. I’m a little bummed out. Is it good? I heard it’s awesome.

Mason:  Yeah, I mean, it’s like a very good recreation…

Beren:  It’s like an homage to B movies.

Mason:  ...of yeah, this B movie experience. And I haven’t seen a whole lot of B movies, but some of my favorites are like the kinda B horror flicks. Like Army of Darkness and Dead Alive. Have you seen that one?

Beren:  Yeah yeah yeah, totally. That’s uh, brother who directed Lord of the Rings...

Mason:  It’s Peter Jackson, I know. Isn’t it like really funny, that two of the most successful pop film directors got their start doing these terrible B movies.

Beren:  Yeah totally. They’re totally cult hit films now. Everybody loves them.

Mason:  It’s like there’s something to it.

Beren:  It’s so funny, though, Army of Darkness, like Bruce Campbell, he is directing a movie in Medford, Oregon, right now.

Mason:  Really?

Beren:  Yeah. I’m serious. He took over the whole town of Medford, and it’s like the set. I was down there with a band and we met all these locals and they were like, “Oh yeah, we just got done making a movie with Bruce Campbell.”

Mason:  They were like, “Oh yeah, we were hanging out with Bruce Campbell.”

Beren:  Yeah. He lives there. That’s like the B movie capital of the world.

Mason:  Like, “I rubbed his chin for good luck,” you know.

 

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討論

Mason asks Beren if she’s seen Grindhouse, a B movie double feature by famous directors Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. She hasn’t seen it yet, but she’s heard it’s the ultimate B movie. “Grindhouse” is actually a slang term used to describe a theater that specializes in B movies.

Beren and Mason discuss how it’s rather amazing that the director who made Lord of the Rings also made one of the biggest B movies of all time, Dead Alive.

Another B movie star, Bruce Campbell, happens to live in a town in Oregon, the state where Mason and Beren live. If you go to that town you can see him on the street and you can be in his movies. That’s how low-budget B movies are!

What’s the worst movie you ever liked?

 

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ayouub

ayouub

Morocco

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08:30 PM Dec 23 2013 |

1 person likes this

Vjollca

Albania

I Like B Movies

01:53 PM Jun 07 2013 |

yas-0612

yas-0612

India


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06:50 AM Feb 09 2012 |

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Saudi Arabia

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07:08 AM Jun 24 2011 |

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Saudi Arabia

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06:58 AM Jun 24 2011 |

Ali Imran

Ali Imran

Pakistan

I wish i was there hanging out with Bruce. :(

02:58 AM Apr 14 2011 |

spacedragon

Brazil

B movies r cool too i like it the worst r the C movies ;P

01:33 PM Dec 05 2010 |

tiger_bagira

Greece

NICE

11:07 AM Nov 14 2010 |

sheha

Egypt

hi

 

11:47 PM Oct 04 2010 |

maitrang88

maitrang88

Viet Nam

Some B-movies have too much gore I don't dare see them. But I will prepare my stomach and watch Dead Alive one day :D

10:10 AM Sep 06 2010 |

abbasachlaf

Algeria

HI HOW ARE YOU

08:27 AM Apr 21 2010 |

aur

Canada

Sometimes, A movies are boring, and the producers spend a lot of money to make them just hiring movie stars payed with millions of dollars for acting in them ,so B movies are really boring. On TV they make a rating with stars(** for the best ones, * for A movies a.s.o.) 

04:38 AM Dec 29 2009 |

gaojunni

gaojunni

China

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07:43 AM Oct 24 2009 |

gaojunni

gaojunni

China

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07:43 AM Oct 24 2009 |

gaojunni

gaojunni

China

put off what on your shoulder, and then laugh loudly. everything will  be fine

 

07:43 AM Oct 24 2009 |

yy805261749

China

could i see it in this website?

05:34 AM Nov 25 2007 |

pupu183

pupu183

China

how to see it ? i can only leston to the diologe!what should i do?

10:26 AM Nov 21 2007 |

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Italy

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11:26 PM Nov 13 2007 |

julita-varton

Russian Federation

B mouvies are the best

09:27 AM Nov 13 2007 |

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