B movie

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B movie

n.
A movie produced on a low budget, originally made to accompany the main feature in a double billing. Also called B picture.

B picture



n.
a low-budget mediocre film made esp. to accompany a major feature film on a double bill. Also called B movie.
Translations

B movie

nfilm m inv di serie B
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FILMS SHOWING B-Film presents the inaugural Screening Rights Film Festival began yesterday and runs until tomorrow, at mac Birmingham.
Just before the double bill program began to wane in the mid-1940s, Producers Releasing Corporation joined the ranks of Monogram and Republic as an independent B-film studio operating on Poverty Row.
It originated in the '80s as a small-sized show which itself had its origins in a '50s B-film.
This is exactly what Subhajit Chatterjee's essay about the B-film in Bombay cinema does.
The show's storyboard have deliberate similarities to the average American B-film script--a team of bleach-white youngsters are taught Eastern philosophy in record time and take ping pong to a transcendental level.
The book also includes B-film actresses who appeared in the "blaxploitation" films of the 1960s and 1970s, as well as young new actresses who have potential for long-term careers.
He credited famous B-film director Roger Corman for teaching him how to make films with small budgets in a short period of time.
The calm and natural demeanour, not to say the glee with which Israeli leaders constantly threaten Palestinians with punishment or death reveals a character normally associated with B-film psychopaths rather than individuals - armed with nuclear weapons -- in whose hands lies the peace of the world.
1) TARANTINO and RODRIGUEZ: Grade-A friends at a B-film screening
According to the company, customers with Get It Now-enabled handsets can select tunes from classic Halloween horror films and songs, including such ringtones as Halloween (Theme); Twilight Zone: The Movie (Theme); JAWS: Shark Attack (John Williams); Werewolves of London (Warren Zevon); Bewitched (Theme); Time Warp (The Rocky Horror Show); or such ringback tones as B-Film Horror Ring (Halloween); Cackling Witch (Halloween); Night Journeys (John Williams: Dracula); Creepy Piano (Halloween) or Dracula Organ (Halloween).
The B-film is back as the feature, with Bella Lugosi starring.
Today, The Mask has achieved a minor cult film status and is considered "one of the great gimmick films" by leading B-film resource The Psychotronic Enyclopedia of Film.