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 Movie and Video Guide 1998

Author: Leonard Maltin
Publisher: Plume
ISBN: 0452279143
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Motion picture actors and actresses

Also available in Paperback With more than 300 new entries, 1,000 more videocassette and laser-disc listings, an enlarged index of leading performers and directors, and an up-dated list of mail-order sources for obtaining videocassettes, the 1998 edition of this perennial bestseller continues to be a ?must? for every movie buff's bookshelf.Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide has long been acclaimed as the best book in its field because of its critical reliability, factual authority, and sheer depth of information. Key features include: ? Updated and expanded indexes of leading performers and directors; ? More than 19,000 capsule film reviews, including 300 new entries; ? More than 14,000 videocassette listings; ? Over 5,000 listings of films available on laser discs; ? Coverage on every film series, from Charlie Chan to Tarzan; ? Updated mail-order sources for purchasing or renting videocassettes and laser discs; ? Notes on widescreen films that are best seen in letter-box format.

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.

Leonard Maltin s movie encyclopedia

Author: Leonard Maltin
Publisher: E P Dutton
ISBN: STANFORD:36105009760864
Release Date: 1994-11-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A companion volume to Leonard Maltin's Movie and Video Guide summarizes the careers of nearly two thousand actors, filmmakers, writers, and composers, including birth and death dates, notable performances, nominations, and awards. 20,000 first printing.

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.

Hooked on Hollywood

Author: Leonard Maltin
Publisher: Paladin Communications
ISBN: 9781732273504
Release Date: 2018-07-02
Genre: Performing Arts

Leonard Maltin opens his personal archive in this book where he takes readers on a fascinating journey through Golden Era Hollywood. He landed one-on-one interviews with Warner Bros. sexy pre-Code siren Joan Blondell; Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated actor Burgess Meredith; Cecil B. DeMille's right-hand-man Henry Wilcoxon; and others. Later in his career, Maltin sat down with men and women who worked inside the top studios during the heyday of movies and early television which revealed what life was like under the titans of Hollywood. Included are key feature articles from Maltin's newsletter Movie Crazy, which provides new perspectives on the Warner Bros. classics Casablanca and Gold Diggers of 1933 as well as many other masterpieces—and bombs—from Hollywood history. Readers will also look at Hollywood's "overlooked" studio, RKO Radio Pictures, which gave us such classics as King Kong and the many dance musicals of Astaire and Rogers. History shines through from the first page to the last in this unique volume, which includes 150 rare photos and a comprehensive index.

Hollywood Winners Losers A to Z

Author: Mark Thise
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 0879103515
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Performing Arts

The ultimate film reference (and trivia) book, Hollywood Winners and Losers features almost 900 separate entries for every actor and actress ever to be nominated for an Academy Award. From icons to would-be superstars and the forgotten faces that had only a moment in the sun, every personality is listed here along with their best-known films, real names, bios, and little-known facts. More than just a reference guide or "bet-settler," this is a perennial coffee-table read, perfect for film fans of all ages. It simply cannot be beat.

DVD and Video Guide 2007

Author: Mick Martin
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345493311
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Performing Arts

“THE BEST.” –People “THE BEST ALL-AROUND VOLUME.” –Newsday Wondering what video to rent tonight? This bestselling fact-packed guide is the only sourcebook you and your family will ever need. Mick Martin and Marsha Porter steer you toward the winners and warn you about the losers. DVD & Video Guide 2007 covers it all–more films than any other guide, including your favorite serials, B-Westerns, and made-for-TV movies, and even old television programs! Each entry, conveniently alphabetized for easy access, includes a summary, fresh commentary, the director, major cast members, the year of release, and the MPAA rating, plus a reliable Martin and Porter rating–from Five Stars to Turkey–so you’ll never get caught with a clunker again! THE BEST IN THE FIELD! Including • BRAND-NEW DVD LISTINGS • DIRECTOR AND STAR INDEXES • COMPLETE ACADEMY AWARD LISTINGS • WHERE TO GET THOSE HARD-TO-FIND VIDEOS

The Best Old Movies for Families

Author: Ty Burr
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307482162
Release Date: 2008-12-10
Genre: Performing Arts

If a child can watch Barney, can’t that same child also enjoy watching Charlie Chaplin or the Marx Brothers? And as they get older, wouldn’t they grow to like screwball comedies (His Girl Friday), women’s weepies (Imitation of Life), and westerns (The Searchers)? The answer is that they’ll follow because they’ll have learned that “old” does not necessarily mean “next channel, please.” Here is an impassioned and eminently readable guide that introduces the delights of the golden age of movies. Ty Burr has come up with a winning prescription for children brought up on Hollywood junk food. FOR THE LITTLE ONES (Ages 3—6): Fast-paced movies that are simple without being unsophisticated, plainspoken without being dumbed down. Singin’ in the Rain and Bringing Up Baby are perfect. FOR THE ONES IN BETWEEN (Ages 7—12): “Killer stories,” placing easily grasped characters in situations that start simply and then throw curveballs. The African Queen and Some Like It Hot do the job well. FOR THE OLDER ONES (Ages 13+): Burr recommends relating old movies to teens’ contemporary favorites: without Hitchcock, there could be no The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, without Brando, no Johnny Depp. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Have You Seen

Author: David Thomson
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 9780307270528
Release Date: 2008-10-14
Genre: Performing Arts

In 1975, David Thomson published his Biographical Dictionary of Film, and few film books have enjoyed better press or such steady sales. Now, thirty-three years later, we have the companion volume, a second book of more than 1,000 pages in one voice—that of our most provocative contemporary film critic and historian. Juxtaposing the fanciful and the fabulous, the old favorites and the forgotten, this sweeping collection presents the films that Thomson offers in response to the question he gets asked most often—“What should I see?” This new book is a generous history of film and an enticing critical appraisal written with as much humor and passion as historical knowledge. Not content to choose his own top films (though they are here), Thomson has created a list that will surprise and delight you—and send you to your best movie rental service. But he also probes the question: after one hundred years of film, which ones are the best, and why? “Have You Seen . . . ?” suggests a true canon of cinema and one that’s almost completely accessible now, thanks to DVDs. This book is a must for anyone who loves the silver screen: the perfect confection to dip into at any point for a taste of controversy, little-known facts, and ideas about what to see. This is a volume you’ll want to return to again and again, like a dear but argumentative friend in the dark at the movies. From the Hardcover edition.

Hollywood Escapes

Author: Harry Medved
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1429907177
Release Date: 2007-04-01
Genre: Travel

LET THE MOVIES BE YOUR GUIDE! * Hike THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE Trail! * Behold the KILL BILL Chapel! * Enter THE DOORS Indian Caves! * Swim at BEACH BLANKET BINGO's Malibu! * Escape to SOME LIKE IT HOT's Resort! * Raft the STAGECOACH River! * Explore HIGH PLAIN DRIFTER's Ghostly Lake! * Trek to the LOST HORIZON Waterfall! * Discover the STAR WARS Sand Dunes! Here is the first comprehensive guide to Southern California's outdoor filming locations taking you to more than 50 of the Golden State's most cinematic beaches, mountains, deserts, lakes, hot springs and waterfalls. Illustrated with over 100 scenic photos and 20 easy-to-read maps, Hollywood Escapes: The Moviegoer's Guide to Exploring Southern California's Great Outdours not only takes you to movie history's most memorable destinations, but also recommends places to dine and lodge along the way, from mountain hideaways to beach side resorts. Written by inveterate movie buffs and outdoors enthusiasts Harry Medved and Bruce Akiyama, these two native Southern Californians have interviewed dozens of actors, filmmakers, location scouts and rangers to help you explore Hollywood's most spectacular scenery.