Halliwell's Who's Who in the Movies: The Only Film Guide That Matters

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This best-selling encyclopedia is the definitive Who’s Who of cinema, with everything you will ever need to know about major and behind-the-scenes players. It’s packed with biographical profiles of actors and actresses, directors, producers, editors, and other key figures. "Halliwell’s Who’s Who in the Movies" also features filmographies, entries on the major studios and the foreign film industry, a history of the cinema, and information on all the major film awards, including a list of Oscar winners and nominations. Opinionated, witty, and packed with more information than any other film guide, it’s as wonderfully unclassifiable as it is impossible to put down.

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John Walker spent twenty years in Fleet Street working as a features editor, show business editor, columnist and film and theatre critic, and contributing features on movies to many national newspapers and magazines. Now a renowned film expert, his updating of Halliwell has been widely and highly acclaimed.

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'Simply the best!' Review (plus five stars) 'Halliwell's Who's Who in the Movies deserves a place on the bookshelves of anyone who like or loves the movies.' Newsletter ' ! beautifully concise pen portraits ! it is an invaluable source for the cinema buff ! Film enthusiasts will not want to be without it.' Yorkshire Evening Press 'All you need to be a film buff.' Bradford Telegraph & Argus '! excellent ! An absorbing read of Biblical proportions for film buffs.' Newcastle Upon Tyne Journal 'It's excellent value for money and of the many reference books around, this is the one we delve into most.' The Guardian '! the most comprehensive and must-buyish movie tomes on the market ! there's no denying that they deserve a place on the coffee table of any self-respecting cinophile.' Total Film (plus five stars) 'This is a must-have for all who take their film-viewing seriously.' Ireland on Sunday Praise for Halliwell's: "!stands head and shoulders above the rest." Screen Digest "This is the guide the film industry turns to." TV Week "At the end of the day, Halliwell is top of the pile" Film Review, 7/99 "The King Kong of movie reference works" Mail on Sunday 'The indispensable reference guide for the avid moviegoer's bookshelf' Empire 'Often imitated, never bettered' The Guardian

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