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potboiler

Informal a literary or artistic work of little merit produced quickly in order to make money
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While the productions have included some cheerful potboilers, often there has been something unusual.
The good old potboilers such as Love For Sale and The Way You Look Tonight - jokingly retitled The Night You Looked Away - came up fresh and exciting.
The renaissance of big-screen, do-gooder potboilers in the 1990s, while unexpected, jibes with the middling-progressive sensibilities for which Hollywood has always been known.
The author of potboilers such as "Valley of the Dolls" is the subject of a new play, "Paper Doll," by Barbara Zitwer and Mark Hampton, due to open on Broadway at the Cort Theater in late April.
The crack about Foreign Service snobbery is undeserved, denigrates those who are living what you preach, and perpetuates a false stereotype popularized by espionage potboilers and Hollywood.
One would like to know, for instance, what happened to the young author of the classic story 'The Girls in Their Summer Dresses' as he degenerated into an old man famous for churning out potboilers.
In order to earn money she taught briefly, worked as a domestic, and finally began to write, producing potboilers at first, and eventually more serious works.
Midway between the recent explosion of New Jack, Hollywood, "home-boy" potboilers such as New Jack City, Hangin' with the Homeboys, and Juice, and the theatrical release of films such as Julie Dash's Daughters of the Dust and Charles Lane's True Identity, a "new" book about black cinema appeared on the market.