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MS

Movie Star

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MC

Movie Clip

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MS

Movie Stills

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IMDB

Internet Movie Data Base

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GE

The Great Escape (movie)

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MOVI

Movie Gallery, Inc.

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AMC

American Movie Classics

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NM

No Movie

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.MOVIE

video/x-sgi-movie

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MOW

Movie Of The Week

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LMN

Lifetime Movie Network

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FCMA

Free Celebrity Movie Archive

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MGP

Movie Gallery Post

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QTL

QuickTime Movie

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MSI

Movie Star, Inc.

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WBMW

Warner Bros Movie World

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TMD

The Movie Depot

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AMC

American Movie Channel

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RAM

Real Audio Movie

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UMQ

Useless Movie Quotes

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LTM

Lights for Television and Movie Industry

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FMP

Fast Movie Processor

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QTVR

QuickTime Virtual Reality Movie

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SMR

Shadow Movie Realm

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LDM

Linked Director Movie

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What does b movie mean?

B movie
A B movie is a low-budget commercial motion picture that is not definitively an arthouse or pornographic film. In its original usage, during the Golden Age of Hollywood, the term more precisely identified a film intended for distribution as the less-publicized, bottom half of a double feature. Although the U.S. production of movies intended as second features largely ceased by the end of the 1950s, the term B movie continued to be used in the broader sense it maintains today. In its post–Golden Age usage, there is ambiguity on both sides of the definition: on the one hand, many B movies display a high degree of craft and aesthetic ingenuity; on the other, the primary interest of many inexpensive exploitation films is prurient. In some cases, both may be true. In either usage, most B movies represent a particular genre—the Western was a Golden Age B movie staple, while low-budget science-fiction and horror films became more popular in the 1950s. Early B movies were often part of series in which the star repeatedly played the same character. Almost always shorter than the top-billed films they were paired with, many had running times of 70 minutes or less. The term connoted a general perception that B movies were inferior to the more handsomely budgeted headliners; individual B films were often ignored by critics.

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