Halliwell's Film and Video Guide 1998

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9780006388685: Halliwell's Film and Video Guide 1998

The new, fully updated edition of the brand leader of film guides, now with easy to follow symbols for film classification and information. Halliwell’s is regarded by film critics and by the press to be the indispensable guide to cinema.

Over 22,000 films are chronicled in this immense guide. No other film book has the breadth, the scope, the knowledge or the wit of Halliwell’s, which is the most comprehensive and authoritative guide available. This 1998 edition is more informative than ever before.

With symbols for easy-to-find information on:

Video availability • UK and US laser disc availability • Star-rating • Running times • Academy Award details • Music CD availability • Family viewing suitability

Plus Halliwell’s provides uniquely entertaining assessments, quote from the films and the critics and full production details (unlike any other guide).

Halliwell’s is the only choice for film fans

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Halliwell's Film and Video Guide gets better with each passing year. Though original editor Leslie Halliwell died in 1989, John Walker has continued to edit the book in the Halliwell tradition. Halliwell and Walker don't comment at length upon the films, but they provide an enormous amount of indispensable information. This tome contains more than 20,000 movie reviews and provides a full list of credits for each. Running time, director, cast, and availability on video are documented, as well as the writer, photographer, studio, country of origin, film editor, production designer, and composer of music. The authors also note whether the film is suitable for family viewing and tell if it was nominated for, or if it won, an Oscar or a British Academy of Film and Television Arts award. If a film contains classic lines of dialogue, or received particularly interesting comments from the critics, Halliwell and Walker are sure to transcribe them. Halliwell's Film and Video Guide is a treasure no movie lover will want to be without.

Review:

‘Often imitated, never bettered’, The Guardian

‘The indispensable reference guide for the avid moviegoer’s bookshelf’, Empire

‘The King Kong of movie reference works’, Mail on Sunday

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