Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Lecture: A Movie So Bad It's Good

Host Mike Rugnetta makes the argument that it isn't possible to make a movie so bad that it’s actually good on purpose.  Rugnetta cites cult classics, such as The Room, Plan 9 from Outer Space, and Troll 2 as examples of movies are only good precisely they were serious attempts at film making that backfired horrendously.
"It's easy to make a bad movie. Budget, talent, time, know-how... there are so many factors that can potentially sink a film. But every once in a while, a movie is so terrible, such an utter failure, that it earns the designation "SO BAD IT'S GOOD". These bizarre entities touch upon our schadenfreude, and allow us to share and celebrate these monstrosities of filmmaking. Troll 2, The Room, and Plan 9 From Outerspace are both horrific and weirdly enjoyable, even becoming cults classics. But can these So-Bad-It's-Good films be created ON PURPOSE?"

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