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Halliwell’s Film & Video Guide is widely recognised as the biggest and the best film guide available. The 2000 edition is fully updated and revised to include over 22,000 movies.
• A concise synopsis of every film’s plot • Critics’ quotes and reviews • Quick reference guide to the best films ever • Fascinating behind-the-scenes gossip and facts • New easy-to-use symbols for family viewing suitability, video availability and format, soundtrack and laser disk availability, Oscar awards and nominations.
Now in its fourteenth edition, it is the most comprehensive and entertaining guide ever.
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This monster is quite simply the king of movie guides. Halliwell's Film and Video Guide 2000 contains more than 23,000 entries, creating a competition for space that allows most films a single-sentence review. Which is not to say that the book is in any way less than thorough--the terse sentences manage to be enormously telling. ( How I Got into College is quietly damned with the description, "Mildly amusing teenage comedy"; Rabbit Test is scorched with "Dreary and tasteless film, the nadir of comedy"; and Strictly Ballroom is lauded with "Exuberant, charming, witty romance acted and directed with style and verve.") As its tendency toward clipped writing may suggest, Halliwell's is no stocking filler--movies must earn each star awarded. Four stars go only to groundbreaking masterpieces like Rashomon, and one can flip for pages without seeing a three-star movie. Most of the two-star films are pretty good, just not quite up to this guide's refreshingly exacting standards. For those who want only the best, Halliwell's handily provides lists of three- and four-star films, sorted by both title and year, in the back. One could get an excellent film education simply by working through both lists: the four-star category includes movies as diverse as Pelle the Conqueror, Alien and Duck Soup. Halliwell's pulls no punches with either criticism or praise. It's a must-have for movie lovers. -- Ali Davis, Amazon.comReview:
‘Worth its weight in gold’
‘By any criteria, there’s still no beating Halliwell’s’
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Book Description HarperCollins Entertainment, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: Used; Acceptable. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. The book is perfectly readable and fit for use, although it shows signs of previous ownership. The spine is likely creased and the cover scuffed or slightly torn. Textbooks will typically have an amount of underlining and/or highlighting, as well as notes. If this book is over 5 years old, then please expect the pages to be yellowing or to have age spots. Bookseller Inventory # CHL1903531
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Book Description HarperCollins Entertainment 04/10/1999, 1999. Book Condition: Good. This book is in good or better condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages will be missing from the book. The spine of the book is still in great condition and the front cover is generally unmarked. It has signs of previous use but overall is in really nice, tight condition. Shipping is normally same day from our UK warehouse. We offer a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780006531654
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