A Night At The Movies, Or, You Must Remember This
A Night at the Movies, or, You Must Remember This
From Hollywood B-movies to Hollywood classics, ?"A Night at the Movies"?invents what "might have happened" in these Saturday afternoon matinees. Mad scientists, vampires, cowboys, dance-men, Chaplin, and Bogart, all flit across Robert Coover's riotously funny screen, doing things and uttering lines that are as shocking to them as they are funny to the reader. As Coover's Program announces, you will get Coming Attractions, The Weekly Serial, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, and more, but turned upside-down and inside-out.
From Publishers Weekly
The interlocking stories in this collection by the author of Gerald's Party follow the program of an old-style afternoon at the movies, with an adventure, a comedy, a musical and shorts. PW found that "although too many of his imaginings are sophomoric and vulgar, a good deal of this book is as thrilling as a striking dream."
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From Library Journal
Coover here presents a series of short, connecting fictions associated with the cinema. Thus, we are given contrivances titled "Adventure," "Comedy," and "Romance," but they violate our expectations of these time-honored forms: "Shootout at Gentry's Junction" is a...