Halliwell's Top 1000

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Halliwell's Top 1000

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The Halliwell’s Top 1000 Films, in the form of a fully illustrated countdown, with additional top ten lists from industry insiders, film stars and directors will establish the top movies in the Film Hall of Fame.

Trading on the ever-popular Halliwell’s name, this book will reveal the top thousand Halliwell’s favourite films, in the form of a count-down starting at No. 1000.

Author John Walker will run through each movie, giving a plot summary, and including information such as the cast and crew on the film, any awards the movie won, key critical comments on the movie’s release, DVD and soundtrack availibility plus other interesting information such as original film titles, gossip from behind the scenes and quotes from the director and stars.

Film entries will contain totally new and extended reviews, and the brand new DVD information on each has been thoroughly researched and updated to become the definitive guide to the top films for you to add to your DVD collection.

Fully illustrated with both classic and modern film stills and posters, and with excerpts of witty and salient film dialogue, this will be a book every cinema-goer wants to own.

To supplement John’s countdown, there will be quotes from film stars, showbiz personalities, famous critics and movers and shakers in the film industry, with each naming their favourite films or commenting on the movies John has included in this countdown.

Finally, with this book the Halliwell’s Hall of Fame will be established once and for all!

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Review:

‘…influential…’
Guardian, June 2005

‘…erydite, meaty and dominated by vintage auteurs. There is hardly a frivolous bauble in sight…bold and dramatic…well done, Mr Walker.’
The Times, June 2005

‘It’s a greatest hitlist that demands respect. For ever since movie buff Leslie Halliwell brought out his first Filmgoer’s Companion 40 years ago, it has become the film reference work.’
Daily Express, June 2005

‘…the ultimate movie guide…’
Film Review, September 2005

“…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

About the Author:

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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