on 9 November 2012
I like road movies, there's something about them: the spirit of adventure; travel and topography; a favourite bike or car and of course, dramatic action scenes. This HB/dj book is a comprehensive survey of the genre up until the early 80s. Here can be found: biker classics such as Easy Rider; crime capers such as Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry; social dramas such as Hell Drivers and thrillers such as Duel. Each film is listed alphabetically, given a thumbnail synopsis, production/cast credits, a single b/w still and er,...that's it! It is a good starting point for someone wanting to do research, especially as it covers the more obscure B movies (Dragstrip Riot, anyone?) but its dour presentation and naff cover design mean it is not an item to treasure for its aesthetic merit. Put-put-put, rather than Va-Va-Voom!