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'Legion' was a lot of fun to shoot. It was a real unique apocalypse scenario that takes place in a diner out in the desert. Very much like a drive-in B-movie, but in a good way.
Dennis Quaid

Meaning of B-movie in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF B-MOVIE

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF B-MOVIE

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WHAT DOES B-MOVIE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

B-movie

B movie

A B movie is a low-budget commercial motion picture that is not definitively an arthouse. In its original usage, during the Golden Age of Hollywood, the term more precisely identified a film intended for distribution as the less-publicized, bottom half of a double feature. Although the U.S. production of movies intended as second features largely ceased by the end of the 1950s, the term B movie continued to be used in the broader sense it maintains today. In its post–Golden Age usage, there is ambiguity on both sides of the definition: on the one hand, many B movies display a high degree of craft and aesthetic ingenuity; on the other, the primary interest of many inexpensive exploitation films is prurient. In some cases, both may be true. In either usage, most B movies represent a particular genre—the Western was a Golden Age B movie staple, while low-budget science-fiction and horror films became more popular in the 1950s. Early B movies were often part of series in which the star repeatedly played the same character. Almost always shorter than the top-billed films they were paired with, many had running times of 70 minutes or less.

definitionDefinition of B-movie in the English dictionary

The definition of B-movie in the dictionary is a film originally made as a supporting film, now often considered as a genre in its own right.

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ENGLISH WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE B-MOVIE

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B电影
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B -movie
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B-movie
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बी फिल्म
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B- فيلم
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B- фильм
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B- filme
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B- film
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B-Film
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B級映画
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B 급 영화
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B- phim
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B -movie
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B - movie
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B -фільм
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B - film
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B -movie
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B - fliek
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B - film
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B-film
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about B-movie

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6 QUOTES WITH «B-MOVIE»

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Kage Baker
For all its flaws, 'The Hands of Orlac' really is a seminal film, and if you're partial to that particular B-movie subgenre of Demon Body Parts, you really ought to see it.
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Illeana Douglas
I always wanted to get into the horror genre. I like scary movies. I want to go to the fan shows and sign posters with my head hanging by a thread like a B-movie actress.
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Pam Grier
I really do not care if it is a B-movie or not.
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Ethan Hawke
It's difficult to do a genre film well, and it doesn't matter if you're talking vampire movies or 'Dawn of the Dead' or 'The Thing' or 'Escape From New York.' Those kind of movies, they understand what the old-school B-movie is supposed to be, they get the throwback of it.
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Dennis Quaid
'Legion' was a lot of fun to shoot. It was a real unique apocalypse scenario that takes place in a diner out in the desert. Very much like a drive-in B-movie, but in a good way.
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Mark Ronson
I made my name and reputation DJing in hip-hop clubs in New York. 'Celebrity DJ' is a term that I hated. To me a celebrity DJ is someone that's on 'Big Brother' or in some kind of B-movie who gets a gig to DJ even though they're not talented enough to do it.
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «B-MOVIE»

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If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor
Bruce Campbell’s If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor is the boisterous antidote to such convention. Campbell is the ultimate ‘B’ Movie actor.
autorBruce Campbell, 2009
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Attack of the "B" movie posters
High quality, all colour reproduction and accurate text makes this book excellent for reference, while movie lovers with delight in the opportunity to remember their favourite films.
autorBruce Hershenson, Richard Allen, 2000
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B-Movie Survival Guide: A Comprehensive Guide to the In's ...
"A comprehensive guide to the in's [sic] and out's [sic] of finding a way to live till the final credits"--Cover.
autorGary Cook, Debbie Rochon, Peter Schmideg, 1998
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Drive-in Dream Girls: A Galaxy of B-movie Starlets of the ...
During the 1960s, a bushel of B-movies were produced and aimed at the predominantly teenage drive-in movie audience.
autorTom Lisanti, 2003
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B-Movie Attack
No B-movie monster stays dead forever!
autorAlan Spencer, 2012
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Paul Blaisdell, Monster Maker: A Biography of the B Movie ...
Paul Blaisdell was the man behind the monsters in such movies as The She Creature, Invasion of the Saucer Men, Not of This Earth, It! Terror from Beyond Space and many others.
autorRandy Palmer, 1997
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Armageddon 2: The B Movie
QUIVER AT! Horrible demonic stuff oozing out of computer screens!
autorRobert Rankin, 1992
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The 1950s B-movie: The Economics of Cultural Production
The United States Supreme Court placed the major Hollywood studios in violation of antitrust laws in 1948, leading to the end of the classical Hollywood studio system of the 1930s and 1940s.
autorBlair Davis, 2007
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B-Movie Reels
Enjoy the following excerpt for B-Movie Attack: Andy cut through the lush green turf outside of Dean Holliston's office, sprinted across Louis Rice Conservatory, and shot up the concrete steps of Denton Hall, the three story playhouse.
autorAlan Spencer, 2012
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Reflections of a ''B''- Movie Junkie: A Tribute To, and ...
A Tribute To, and Homage Of, the ''B''-Movie Genre Films of the Saturday Matinees, of Primarily the '40's and '50's Jim Driscoll. REFLECTIONS OF A REFLECTIONS OF A ''B''- MOVIE ''B''- MOVIE JUNKIE JUNKIE A tribute to, and homage of, ...
autorJim Driscoll, 2008
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10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «B-MOVIE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term B-movie is used in the context of the following news items.
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See Ant-Man Recut Into a Terrifyingly Goofy '50s B-Movie
The Tingler is the pinnacle of B-movie cinema. Starring horror aficionado Vincent Price and directed by schlockmaster William Castle, who ... «Esquire.com, Jul 15»
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Ant-Man Works Almost Too Well As a '50s B-Movie
There was a time not so long ago when movies — especially horror movies — had hype men: actors who would step forward as themselves to ... «Vulture, Jul 15»
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Into the Grizzly Maze
A survivalist B-movie in the tradition of The Edge and The Grey, the film is a by-the-numbers action thriller with enough likable actors and ... «Under the Radar Mag, Jul 15»
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Blu-ray Review – Contamination (1980)
Doesn't really matter as once the film gets to the point where we see the alien it has descended into 1950s B-movie territory. Not a bad thing but ... «Flickering Myth, Jul 15»
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Team Finds the Genetic Underpinnings of Woolly Mammoths' Cold …
Although it may sound like a B-movie script, scientists claim that they have the necessary technology. And they even explained how they were ... «World Report Now, Jul 15»
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Sharktopus Vs. Whalewolf Is A Thing, And It Has A Trailer
It looks awesome, in every horrible, deliberate B-movie way. Whalewolf is too good of a pun to pass up. Sharktopus vs. Whalewolf airs July 19th ... «io9, Jul 15»
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Ray's Picks: Jamie Foxx shines as legendary singer in 'Ray' biopic
Armed Car Robbery (1950): Here's one of my favorite B-movie crime films of the 50s. Superbly directed by Richard Fleischer, it's a tough-talking ... «The Eagle, Jul 15»
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It's not your mama's Austen! Exclusive look at the heroines of Pride …
... (including David O. Russell, who had Natalie Portman slated to star) had moved on, and he chose to emphasize Austen over B-movie horror, ... «Entertainment Weekly, Jul 15»
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Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare Supremacy DLC Arrives On PS4 …
... I know I'll regret, or do I avoid the urge to follow my fandom and support one of the greatest B-movie action stars and sci-fi vets in Hollywood? «Cinema Blend, Jul 15»
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Sitges 2015 Lineup Includes Cooties, The Gift, H., Deathgasm …
... created in Japan, to the new North American B-movie phenomena, with a clear authorship tendency, or emerging Latin American fantastic, ... «Dread Central, Jul 15»
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