Talk:Z movie

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Examples[edit]

It says this in that section:

"It features an incoherent plot, bizarre dialogue, inept acting, intrusive narration, the cheapest conceivable special effects"

Isn't like...all of these points completely subjective? Should I barge into a '50s movie saying the "acting is unrealistic, as it is in all pre-'60s movies"? This is ridiculous.

Swiiman (talk) 22:14, 18 October 2010 (UTC)

Merger proposal[edit]

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section. A summary of the conclusions reached follows.
Discussion at Talk:Low-budget_film#Merger

I propose certain information from the low-budget movie article be merged into the Z movie article.--Scot--


The above discussion is preserved as an archive. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.


Didn't the term Z movie come from producer Samuel Z. Arkoff[edit]

I thought it was pretty common knowledge that the term "Z movie" came from the career of Samuel Z. Arkoff, who produced a whole slew of successful low-budget movies matching the "Z" description. I don't have any published sources claiming this, but it would be worth keeping an eye out for one. John Schulien (talk) 02:35, 3 March 2013 (UTC)