This volume contains biographical profiles of actors and actresses, directors, producers, editors and notes on major studios, foreign cinema, cinematic themes and definitions of technical terms. This new edition also features a history of the cinema from 1894 to 1997.
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was the first guide to the movie world to be published. It remains, after thirty bestselling years, the most comprehensive, entertaining and informative reference book on the film business.
This newly updated edition contains even more information including:
• 'The People' – biographies of the actors, directors, producers, writers and other key players
• 'The History' – a chronology of the development of cinema from 1894 to the present day
• 'International Cinema' – a country-by-country breakdown of national film industries
• 'Prizes' – Academy Award Winners through the years, and a run down of all the major international film festivals
Plus an intelligent analysis of how movies treat subjects from law to lesbianism; great movie blunders and on-screen in-jokes; quotations and critics; remakes and fictional characters from Bugs Bunny to Rambo.About the Author:
John Walker is one of Britain’s leading film experts. His work on updating ‘Halliwell’s Film and Video Guide’ and ‘Who’s Who in the Movies’ has been acclaimed by film buffs and Halliwell fans alike.
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Book Description HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS LTD, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110002557983