Halliwell's Film and Video Guide 2003

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9780007144129: Halliwell's Film and Video Guide 2003

Halliwell’s – over one hundred years of cinema information and entertainment at your fingertips.

Halliwell’s Film and Video Guide is widely recognised as the biggest and the best film guide available, the undisputed bible for film enthusiasts and trivia buffs everywhere – a must-have for every moviegoer.

Fully revised and updated to include hundreds of new films, it is packed full with cast and credit information and pithy comment on the classics of the silver screen to the latest blockbusters, and eveything in between.

This perennially entertaining, comprehensive and indispensable guide also includes plot synopses and critical evaluations; video cassette, laser disc and DVD availability. Plus reader friendly icons denote films suitable for family viewing, Academy Award Winners and nominees, soundtrack availability and video format compatibility, plus lists of four-star and three-star films by title and year.

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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.

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