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The 50 Greatest Movies Never Made

3.60  ·  Rating Details  ·  40 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Think you know Hollywood movies? Think again!

No matter how many movies you've seen, no matter how many trivia contests you've won, this book is sure to have some surprises for you.

The fifty flicks featured here aren't playing at the local Google-Plex or renting at your video store. These films never actually made it to the big screen---they're the gems that got lost in the
Paperback, 256 pages
Published July 30th 1999 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published July 1st 1999)
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Aug 21, 2008 Zack rated it really liked it
Despite suffering from a lack of proper citation -- this badly needs an index, citing both sources and where you can read some of the scripts discussed -- this is a great look at films that never were. A first-person version of HEART OF DARKNESS from Orson Welles? SWIRLEE, a gangster with an ice cream cone for a head? (you can see test footage on YouTube). There are plenty of oddball and fascinating projects on display, and lots of comfort food for your imagination. If only Disney had gotten to ...more
Jul 26, 2008 Joyce added it
Most of these fall into two categories: star vehicles where the star died or got too old for the part; and concepts (e.g. Alien vs Predator) that appear to have eventually been made although by different teams. My favorite: a B-movie about a gangster made out of soft-serve ice cream. Uh... yah.
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Sep 19, 2012 Dan Young rated it it was ok
Good premise and some interesting stuff, but its outdated (some of the films have been made since it was published) and I found myself hating the author by the end of it.
May 02, 2012 Alison rated it it was amazing
Great! About 5 of these have been made into films since this book's publication in 1999. Written by the creator of Film Threat.
Jan 12, 2010 Jef rated it liked it
interesting, but needs an update - several of these have been made in the last 10 years.
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Jun 24, 2011 Joe Faust rated it it was ok
Inconsistent; too much about some projects and a cursory mention of others.
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