A fun, informative, and smart book to garnish any film freaks' book shelf.
Apr 14, Mike Everleth rated it really liked it. Cashiers du Cinemart is one of the greatest film zines of all time, mostly due to its eclectic coverage of the indie, cult and mainstream movie worlds.
This is a great compilation of some of their best pieces. I read this book awhile ago It was such a fun read. Jul 31, Terry Collins rated it really liked it. Fantastic collection of interviews, columns and opinion pieces from the legendary "Cashiers du Cinemart" fanzine.
Jan 17, Robert rated it it was amazing.
A fun and readable collection of filmmaker interviews and in-depth articles. John Moran rated it it was ok May 18, Bill Bryant rated it it was amazing Aug 17, John Wilson rated it did not like it Mar 30, Robert rated it really liked it Oct 01, John Robertson rated it it was ok Nov 13, Adam Cesare rated it it was amazing Oct 22, Ken Mcintyre rated it liked it Dec 22, Matt rated it liked it Jun 08, Parker Singley rated it really liked it Apr 07, Jeff rated it it was amazing May 18, Paul Ryan rated it really liked it Nov 19, Anthony Nesbitt rated it liked it May 08, Robert rated it really liked it Nov 06, Frann rated it really liked it Nov 27, Ben Ohmart rated it it was amazing Oct 12, Lee rated it really liked it Oct 19, Bill rated it it was amazing Dec 17, Chris Estey rated it really liked it Apr 02, Charles Hamilton rated it really liked it Nov 09, Andrew added it Jul 30, Brendan marked it as to-read Sep 09, John marked it as to-read Oct 05, Ademption marked it as to-read Oct 15, Colleen Wanglund is currently reading it Jan 11, Lesley marked it as to-read Mar 20, Scott marked it as to-read Apr 03, Zack marked it as to-read Apr 21, Printable Tire marked it as to-read May 31, Reverential -- when appropriate -- without being fawning.
The scope and breadth of what is reprinted -- along with updates to several pieces -- is staggering and awe-inspiring. Impossibly Funky is a celebration of one of the best film zines -- hell, one of the best film periodicals -- of all time. If you remember [ Cashiers du Cinemart ], the book will bring you back.
Impossibly Funky: A Cashiers Du Cinemart Collection [Mike White, Leon Chase, Chris Cummins, Skizz Cyzyk, Andrea White, Andrew Grant, Rich Osmond, Jim. Editorial Reviews. Review. The book (which updates most articles and includes some new material) features several of my fave CduC pieces of all time.
If you never read the zine, then you're in for the treat of a lifetime. He's a great writer. He's the only guy I know that can give you words on Alien 3. It's manifested in the nutty, beyond-left-field takes on popular geeky movies, and, even better, the stretch beyond Lucas and Tarantino to Kenneth Fearing, Travis McGee, and the unheralded comic genius of Canadian cinema, John Paizs.
I've got to get my butt to Black Shampoo! It's wild navigating out there in the film world and Impossibly Funky makes it a brisk and exhilarating trip while keeping one cool hand on the tiller! Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Learn more about Amazon Prime. From the blighted urban squalor of Detroit--Paris of the Midwest--came enfant terrible Mike White and his mutant publication, Cashiers du Cinemart. For fourteen years and fifteen issues the writers of Cashiers du Cinemart provided a treasure trove of writing on film and popular culture.
Mike White, a Detroit native and deeply dedicated cinema fan, has published his first book. Your digital signature is as legally binding as a physical signature. Scott marked it as to-read Apr 03, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. English Choose a language for shopping.
This book collects the best articles from the fifteen year history of Cashiers du Cinemart magazine with sections dedicated to Quentin Tarantino, Star Wars, Black Shampoo, Unproduced screenplays, celebrity interviews, and much more. Everything has been refreshed, polished, and improved for this volume of movie mayhem.
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Mike White, a Detroit native and deeply dedicated cinema fan, has published his first book. A Cashiers du Cinemart Collection", the book is an anthology of articles from Mike's magazine -- published from to Beginning as a photocopied underground "zine", Cashiers du Cinemart CdC evolved into a record store distributed magazine before ceasing distribution in I had an opportunity to read the book early, and very deeply enjoyed the insightful and well done articles.
As a fan of B-movies, scifi, Star Wars, and samurai epics, this book hits squarely on all of my buttons. I think the book really caught me when it got into the analysis of what went down in the development of Alien3, Payback, Highlander, Gremlins, 8mm, Hulk and the exhaustive list of all the Superman attempts that thankfully never flew. It's a dissection study of whodunit in the chain of events that resulted in some legendarily flawed works.
It's the sort of "how could they screw this up?
The book lays it out, play by play. I'm surprised at the background knowledge everyone on staff seems to have had. It's also amazing to me that, like "Indiana Jones and the Sauncer Men", terrible killed scripts resurface to haunt us later. Then, there's the section on Black Shampoo. Were it not for this book, I might have missed it. I would strongly suggest that when ordering this book, you pair it with the movie.