Harold Robbins was selling millions of potboilers like The Carpetbaggers, novels "by Harold Robbins" that weren't written by Robbins crowded tables in India.
The best lines in the film are delivered by John Goodman, whose character, schlockmeister
movie producer Frank King, sees through the whole charade.
The dream of adding the sense of touch to moving pictures isn't new; horror schlockmeister
William Castle famously installed buzzers on some seats for showings of "The Tingler," hoping to get some patrons screaming on cue.
Except that McQueen is not a schlockmeister
sensationalist but a remorseless artist.
The Grammy Award-, Tony Award- and Emmy Award-winning singer, songwriter, arranger, producer and schlockmeister
extraordinaire has made it through the rain and was able to live to tell of the nasty love triangle between Lola, Rico and Tony that unfolded at the Copa without suffering a scratch.
At that proscenium, arkways, the House Manager, resident schlockmeister
extraordinaire, an obese mensch shvitzing nerves in this freeze, smokes a frond rolled in loose page, fitted into a holder hollowed out from his humerus, he taps ash to the floor, lines of ash indicating staging.
Other people will hang tags on me like the horrormeister, the schlockmeister
, the fearmeister, the master of suspense, the master of horror.
After one of the most troubled shoots in history, that saw the original director fired and schlockmeister
Renny Harlin drafted in for extensive reworking, this movie has been called one of the worst prequels ever.
From all of this, however, there is little doubt about one thing--though no schlockmeister
, Yale would like to rewrite that old proverb to say: words should be both weighed and counted
A crucial turning point came with "Schindler's List," the picture that forced everyone to acknowledge Spielberg, the ultimate commercial schlockmeister
, as not just serious artist, but committed citizen and activist.
The screenplay is by distinguished schlockmeister
William Goldman, and based on a popular novel by David Baldacci.