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A movie produced on a low budget, originally made to accompany the main feature in a double billing.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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The high-resolution b-picture should be equipped with automatic b-picture focusing.
After serving jail time, he spent years grinding out B-picture scripts and, later, writing studio films under fake names.
My personal feline obsession dates back the best part of half a century to a film called Jungle Cat - one of Walt Disney's True Life Adventures which also included The Living Desert and The Vanishing Prairie and provided B-Picture support to the likes of Davy Crockett and Zorro or the latest feature-length cartoon.
Hutton is too antic - he seems to be playing the sassy newsroom copy boy in a '30s B-picture - and his narration tries far too hard to push jokes that just aren't funny.
Schneer worked briefly at Universal and then started with Sam Katzman's B-picture unit at Columbia, where he met Harryhausen while prepping giant octopus pic "It Came From Beneath the Sea.
RAY BRADBURY's influential body-snatching aliens story The Meteor given tight treatment in a creepy little B-picture originally shot in 3D.
I play a 1970s B-picture actor - quite a stretch for me.
Casting of the little-known Braga, and the spectacular gravity and calm she brings to the surrounding chaos, reps another major plus, even if the immediately ensuing zombie attack returns things to a B-picture level.
The Scottish game is no more than the B-picture to the main bill of the English Premier League.
Centered on the rise and fall of an ambitious young hoodlum, pic is handsomely enough shot--like a '50s Hollywood backlot movie--but is neither highly stylized enough to work as a retro attraction nor invested with enough B-picture glee to work as a gripping drama.
Though he looks nothing like the real Bianchi, Howell's playing is on the nail, seemingly modeled on a whole series of B-picture psychos, with a touch of John Waters exaggeration.
The director's triumph was to remould a tacky '50s B-picture into a terrifying horror story of tragic dimensions.