Leonard Maltin s Movie Guide 2008

Author: Leonard Maltin
Publisher: Plume
ISBN: 0452287561
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Performing Arts

This ultimate movie, video, and DVD guide offers readers a comprehensive reference to the world of film, including more than 17,000 concise capsule reviews, the four-star-to-BOMB rating system, information on leading directors and performers, exact running times, and much more. Original.

Leonard Maltin s 2009 Movie Guide

Author: Leonard Maltin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0452289785
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Performing Arts

Offers readers a comprehensive reference to the world of film, including more than ten thousand DVD titles, along with information on performers, ratings, running times, plots, and helpful features.

Leonard Maltin s 2015 Movie Guide

Author: Leonard Maltin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698183612
Release Date: 2014-09-02
Genre: Performing Arts

NEARLY 16,000 ENTRIES INCLUDING 300+ NEW ENTRIES AND MORE THAN 13,000 DVD LISTINGS Summer blockbusters and independent sleepers; masterworks of Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, and Martin Scorsese; the timeless comedy of the Marx Brothers and Buster Keaton; animated classics from Walt Disney and Pixar; the finest foreign films ever made. This 2015 edition covers the modern era, from 1965 to the present, while including all the great older films you can’t afford to miss—and those you can—from box-office smashes to cult classics to forgotten gems to forgettable bombs, listed alphabetically, and complete with all the essential information you could ask for. NEW: • Nearly 16,000 capsule movie reviews, with 300+ new entries • More than 25,000 DVD and video listings • Up-to-date list of mail-order and online sources for buying and renting DVDs and videos MORE: • Official motion picture code ratings from G to NC-17 • Old and new theatrical and video releases rated **** to BOMB • Exact running times—an invaluable guide for recording and for discovering which movies have been edited • Reviews of little-known sleepers, foreign films, rarities, and classics • Leonard’s personal list of Must-See Movies • Date of release, running time, director, stars, MPAA ratings, color or black and white • Concise summary, capsule review, and four-star-to-BOMB rating system • Precise information on films shot in widescreen format • Symbols for DVDs, videos, and laserdiscs • Completely updated index of leading actors

Leonard Maltin s Movie Guide

Author: Leonard Maltin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780525536314
Release Date: 2017-11-28
Genre: Performing Arts

WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY THE AUTHOR Now that Netflix and Hulu can deliver thousands of movies at the touch of a button, the only question is: What should I watch? With nearly 16,000 entries and more than 13,000 DVD listings, Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide remains "head and shoulders above the rest." (The New York Times) It also includes an up-to-date list of mail-order and online sources for buying and renting DVDs and videos, official motion picture code ratings from G to NC-17, old and new theatrical and video releases rated four-stars to BOMB, exact running times, reviews of little-known sleepers, foreign films, rarities, and classics, and Leonard's list of 60 breakthrough performances. "****"—USA Today

Historical Dictionary of American Cinema

Author: Keith M. Booker
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810874596
Release Date: 2011-03-17
Genre: Performing Arts

The Historical Dictionary of American Cinema provides broad coverage of the people, films, companies, techniques, themes, and genres that have made American cinema such a vital part of world cinema. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the history of American Cinema.

Leonard Maltin s Movie Guide

Author: Leonard Maltin
Publisher: Plume Books
ISBN: 0452286999
Release Date: 2004-08-31
Genre: Performing Arts

With more than eighteen thousand capsule film reviews and three hundred new entries, this updated version of this classic movie and video guide offers readers a comprehensive reference to the world of film, including more than seven thousand DVD titles, along with valuable information on ratings, and much more. Simultaneous.

Leonard Maltin s Movie Guide 2009

Author: Leonard Maltin
Publisher:
ISBN: 1439554544
Release Date: 2008-09-18
Genre: Performing Arts

Offers readers a comprehensive reference to the world of film, including thousands of alphabetically-arranged movie title entries containing plot summaries, along with information on performers, ratings, and running times.

Leonard Maltin s Movie Crazy

Author: Leonard Maltin
Publisher:
ISBN: 1595821198
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Performing Arts

Presents a selection of material from the author's newsletter of the same name that provides a history of Hollywood's golden age through personal recollections and interviews with its actors, writers, and directors.

The Werewolf Book

Author: Brad Steiger
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
ISBN: 9781578593767
Release Date: 2011-09-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

When Darkness Reigns and the Full Moon Glows, Terror Emerges to Stalk the Unsuspecting… From lycanthropic creatures found on television and film such as Teen Wolf, Twilight, and True Blood to the earliest folklore of shape-shifting creatures, The Werewolf Book: The Encyclopedia of Shapeshifting Beings is an eye-opening, blood-pounding tour through the ages of monsters with the most amazing camouflage capabilities—they hide among us! Along the way, you’ll land at the doorstep of creatures like hirsute mass-murderer Albert Fish, and Fritz Haarman, who slaughtered and ate his victims—selling the leftovers as steaks and roasts in his butcher shop—as well as visits to mythical shamans, sirens, and skin walkers. Covering 140,000 years of legend, mythology, and fact, The Werewolf Book provides hair-raising evidence of strange and obsessional behavior through the centuries. Learn the basics of becoming a werewolf and the intricacies of slaying the beast. A true homage to werewolves and other full moon beasts, it includes topics such as … • Bear, tiger, coyote, and other shape-shifting people • Classic and modern werewolf movies • Gargoyles, totem poles, and Internet depictions • Serial killers and sadistic rulers • Sorcery, spells, and talismans • Television shows, songs, and computer games

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

Author: Ian Cooper
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231502078
Release Date: 2011-12-13
Genre: Performing Arts

In 1974, The Wall Street Journal called this movie "grotesque, sadistic, irrational, obscene, incompetent," while New York Magazine declared it "a catastrophe." Upon its initial release, Sam Peckinpah ́s notorious work took a critical and commercial nosedive, but in later years, the work was heralded as a demented masterpiece--a violent, hallucinatory autobiography and a brilliant example of "pure Peckinpah." This study revisits the making of this controversial film, as well as its original reception and subsequent reassessment. It reads the project as an auteur work, a genre film, a confession, and a bizarre self-parody.

New Tunisian Cinema

Author: Robert Lang
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231537193
Release Date: 2014-04-01
Genre: Performing Arts

Tunisian cinema is often described as the most daring of all Arab cinemas. For many, Tunisia appeared to be a model of equipoise between "East" and "West," and yet, during Zine El Abidine Ben Ali's presidency, from 1987 to 2011, the country became the most repressive state in the Maghreb. Against considerable odds, a generation of filmmakers emerged in the mid-1980s to make films that are allegories of resistance to the increasingly illiberal trends that were marking their society. In New Tunisian Cinema, Robert Lang focuses on eight films by some of the nation's best-known directors, including Man of Ashes (1986), Bezness (1992) and Making Of (2006) by Nouri Bouzid, Halfaouine (1990) by Férid Boughedir, The Silences of the Palace (1994) by Moufida Tlatli, Essaïda (1997) by Mohamed Zran, Bedwin Hacker (2002) by Nadia El Fani, and The TV Is Coming (2006) by Moncef Dhouib. He explores the political economy and social, historical, and psychoanalytic dimensions of these works and the strategies filmmakers deployed to preserve cinema's ability to shape debates about national identity. These debates, Lang argues, not only helped initiate the 2011 uprising that ousted Ben Ali's regime but also did much to inform and articulate the aspirations of the Tunisian people in the new millennium.

The Best American Poetry 2009

Author: David Wagoner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439166269
Release Date: 2009-09-22
Genre: Poetry

David Wagoner writes about regular lives with plain grace and transcendent humanity, and the seventy-five poems he has chosen for the 2009 edition of The Best American Poetry grapple with life, celebrate freedom, and teem with imaginative energy. With engaging notes from the poets, Wagoner's superb introductory essay, series editor David Lehman's astute foreword about the current state of poetry and criticism, and cover art from the beloved poet John Ashbery, The Best American Poetry 2009 is a memorable and delightful addition to a series dedicated to showcasing the work of poets at their best.

Harlan Ellison s Watching

Author: Harlan Ellison
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 1595820566
Release Date: 2008-03-26
Genre: Performing Arts

Presents a collection of more than fifty movie reviews by the science fiction writer, beginning with films made in the 1960s through those made in the late 1980's.

A Life of Barbara Stanwyck

Author: Victoria Wilson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439199985
Release Date: 2013-11-12
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

“860 glittering pages” (Janet Maslin, The New York Times): The first volume of the full-scale astonishing life of one of our greatest screen actresses; her work, her world, her Hollywood through an American century. Frank Capra called her, “The greatest emotional actress the screen has yet known.” Now Victoria Wilson gives us the first volume of the rich, complex life of Barbara Stanwyck, an actress whose career in pictures spanned four decades beginning with the coming of sound (eighty-eight motion pictures) and lasted in television from its infancy in the 1950s through the 1980s. Here is Stanwyck revealed as the quintessential Brooklyn girl whose family was in fact of old New England stock…her years in New York as a dancer and Broadway star…her fraught marriage to Frank Fay, Broadway genius…the adoption of a son, embattled from the outset…her partnership with Zeppo Marx (the “unfunny Marx brother”) who altered the course of Stanwyck’s movie career and with her created one of the finest horse breeding farms in the west…her fairytale romance and marriage to the younger Robert Taylor, America’s most sought-after male star… Here is the shaping of her career through 1940 with many of Hollywood's most important directors, among them Frank Capra, “Wild Bill” William Wellman, George Stevens, John Ford, King Vidor, Cecil B. Demille, Preston Sturges, set against the times—the Depression, the New Deal, the rise of the unions, the advent of World War II and a fast-changing, coming-of-age motion picture industry. And at the heart of the book, Stanwyck herself—her strengths, her fears, her frailties, losses, and desires—how she made use of the darkness in her soul, transforming herself from shunned outsider into one of Hollywood’s most revered screen actresses. Fifteen years in the making—and written with full access to Stanwyck’s family, friends, colleagues and never-before-seen letters, journals, and photographs. Wilson’s one-of-a-kind biography—“large, thrilling, and sensitive” (Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Town & Country)—is an “epic Hollywood narrative” (USA TODAY), “so readable, and as direct as its subject” (The New York Times). With 274 photographs, many published for the first time.