Leonard Maltin's 2015 Movie Guide

Author: Leonard Maltin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698183614

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1632

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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
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Leonard Maltin's 151 Best Movies You've Never Seen

Author: Leonard Maltin

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061987816

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

View: 9152

Popular film critic and esteemed cinema historian Leonard Maltin offers a fresh look at underappreciated screen gems in Leonard Maltin’s 151 Best Movies You’ve Never Seen. From the over 17,000 entries in his definitive yearly collection Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide, Maltin has selected great movies that will appeal to serious film buffs, but that may have fallen through the cracks. A must-have reference source for the bookshelf of movie connoisseurs everywhere.
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Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide

The Modern Era

Author: Leonard Maltin

Publisher: Signet

ISBN: 9780451237743

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1640

View: 7623

Features more than 16,000 movie reviews--including more than 300 new entries since the 2012 edition--newly updated indexes of leading performers and directors and much more. Original.
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Strike the Baby and Kill the Blonde

An Insider's Guide to Film Slang

Author: Dave Knox

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 0307421724

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 6186

Everything You Need to Know to Become a Film-Industry Insider Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a gaffer and a grip? Or what makes the best boy so great? In Strike the Baby and Kill the Blonde,* Dave Knox, a top camera operator and longtime veteran of the film industry, gives you the inside story on the lingo and slang heard on the set. This is an A-to-Z guide to making a movie: the equipment, the crew, and the sometimes hilarious terminology—everything you need to know to sound like a seasoned pro. * Remove the small spotlight from the set and switch off the two-kilowatt quartz light. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Hollywood Escapes

The Moviegoer's Guide to Exploring Southern California's Great Outdoors

Author: Harry Medved,Bruce Akiyama

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429907170

Category: Travel

Page: 432

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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.
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Leonard Maltin's movie encyclopedia

Author: Leonard Maltin,Spencer Green,Luke Sader

Publisher: E P Dutton

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 976

View: 5039

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.
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The Great American Broadcast

A Celebration of Radio's Golden Age

Author: Leonard Maltin

Publisher: New Amer Library

ISBN: 9780451200785

Category: Social Science

Page: 324

View: 9143

Profiles the great actors and characters from the golden age of radio and offers behind-the-scenes anecdotes.
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AMC Classic Movie Companion

Author: Robert Moses

Publisher: Hyperion Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 622

View: 5311

Presents descriptions of five thousand films considered classics by the television network "American Movie Classics"
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The American Film Institute desk reference

Author: Melinda Corey,George Ochoa,Gene Brown,American Film Institute

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780789489340

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 608

View: 7079

An in-depth resource on the art of filmmaking looks at the history of film, along with information on actors, designers, directors, writers, cinematographers, sound effects, and editors.
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VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever

Author: Jim Craddock

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9781414448787

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1921

View: 3956

Describes and rates more than twenty thousand videos, and provides indexes by theme, awards, actors, actresses, and directors.
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The Making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (Enhanced Edition)

Author: J. W. Rinzler

Publisher: Ballantine Group

ISBN: 034554336X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 372

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This enhanced eBook transforms The Making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back into an immersive multimedia experience worthy of the original film. It features exclusive content pulled from the Lucasfilm archives by author J. W. Rinzler: • 28 minutes of rare behind-the-scenes video* • 29 minutes of rare audio interviews with the cast and crew • New bonus photos and artwork not found in the print edition In this lavish thirtieth-anniversary tribute to the blockbuster film Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, New York Times bestselling author J. W. Rinzler draws back the curtain to reveal the intense drama and magnificent wizardry behind the hit movie—arguably the fan favorite of the Star Wars Saga. Following his The Making of Star Wars, the author has once again made use of his unlimited access to the Lucasfilm Archives and its hidden treasures of interviews, photos, artwork, and production mementos. The result is a comprehensive behind-the-scenes, up-close-and-personal look at the trials and triumphs, risks and close calls, inspiration, perspiration, and imagination that went into every facet of this cinematic masterpiece. Here’s the inside scoop on: • the evolution of the script, from story conference and treatment to fifth draft, as conceived, written, and rewritten by George Lucas, famed science-fiction author Leigh Brackett, and screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan • the development of new key characters, including roguish hero Lando Calrissian, sinister bounty hunter Boba Fett, and iconic Jedi Master Yoda • the challenges of shooting the epic ice planet battle in the frozen reaches of Norway and of conjuring up convincing creatures and craft—from tauntauns and snowspeeders to Imperial walkers • the construction of a life-sized Millennium Falcon and the swamp planet Dagobah inside a specially built soundstage in Elstree Studios • the technique behind master Muppeteer Frank Oz’s breathing life into the breakthrough character Yoda • the creation of the new, improved Industrial Light & Magic visual effects facility and the founding of the now-legendary Skywalker Ranch In addition, of course, are rare on-the-scene interviews with all the major players: actors Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and David Prowse; director Irvin Kershner; producer Gary Kurtz; effects specialists Richard Edlund, Dennis Muren, Ken Ralston, and Phil Tippett; composer John Williams; and many others. Punctuating the epic account is a bounty of drawings, storyboards, and paintings by Ralph McQuarrie, Joe Johnston, and Ivor Beddoes, along with classic and rare production photos. An added bonus is a Foreword by acclaimed director Ridley Scott. The Making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back is a fittingly glorious celebration of an undisputed space-fantasy movie milestone. Search your feelings, you know it to be true. *Video may not play on all readers. Please check your user manual for details.
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Our Gang

The Life and Times of the Little Rascals

Author: Leonard Maltin,Richard W. Bann

Publisher: Random House Value Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Our Gang films.

Page: 288

View: 3846

More than three hundred production stills and publicity photographs illustrate an anecdotal account of the gang's years at Hal Roach Studios and MGM and career profiles of its star ragamuffins
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Creature Features

The Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Movie Guide

Author: John Stanley

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 596

View: 568

Brand new updated edition of the only true bible for sci-fi, fantasy and horror movie buffs. Shockers, schlockers, blockbusters, bombs, cult raves, rare gems, classics, groundbreakers, gorefests, space operas, sorcery and everything else in between! And yes, it does include Euro-splatter.
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The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2018

Author: Sarah Janssen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 160057212X

Category: Reference

Page: 1008

View: 9695

The 150th Anniversary special edition of the best-selling reference book of all time! The ebook format allows curious readers to keep millions of searchable facts at their fingertips. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Since 1868, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 150th anniversary edition celebrates its illustrious history while keeping an eye on the future. Praised as a "treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information" by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Features include: 150 Years of The World Almanac: A special feature celebrating The World Almanac's historic run includes highlights from its distinguished past and some old-fashioned "facts," illustrating how its defining mission has changed with the times. Historical Anniversaries: The World Almanac's recurring feature expands to incorporate milestone events and cultural touchstones dating to the book's founding year, from the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson to the publication of Little Women. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Greatest Single-Season Performances: In light of Russell Westbrook's unprecedented 42 regular-season triple-doubles, The World Almanac takes a look back in sports history for athletes' best single-season runs. Statistical Spotlight: A popular new feature highlights statistics relevant to the biggest stories of the year. These data visualizations provide important context and new perspectives to give readers a fresh angle on important issues. The Obama Presidency: A year after Barack Obama’s second term came to a close, The World Almanac reviews the accomplishments, missteps, and legacy of the 44th president. The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world. Other New Highlights: A brand-new biography of the 45th president and profile of the Trump administration; 2016 election results; and statistics on crime, health care, overdose deaths, shootings, terrorism, and much more. The Year in Review: The World Almanac takes a look back at 2017 while providing all the information you'll need in 2018. 2017—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2017. 2017—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring a preview of the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympic Games, complete coverage of the 2017 World Series, new tables of NBA, NHL, and NCAA statistics, and much more. 2017—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2017, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. 2017—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac editors found some of the quirkiest news stories of the year, from the king who secretly worked as an airline pilot for decades to the state that's auctioning off its governor's mansion. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2017, from news and sports to pop culture.
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The New York Times Guide to the Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made

Author: Peter M. Nichols,A. O. Scott

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312326111

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1174

View: 2478

Compiling a collection of original reviews by the critics of The New York Times, a collection of what they consider the finest films ever made encompasses movies of every conceivable genre, including musicals, dramas, comedies, foreign films, and animated features, as well as a "10 Best" list for every year from 1931 to the present. Original
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RadioTimes Guide to Films 2018

Author: "Radio Times" Film Unit

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780992936440

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 1216

View: 5821

Contains information on 24, 000 films: cast, character, writer and director credits, essential family viewing advice, along with BBFC classifications. Also includes an in-depth awards section detailing Oscar and Bafta nominees and winners in key categories since 1927, plus historic winners at the Golden Globes and Cannes & Berlin festivals.
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The Best Film You've Never Seen

35 Directors Champion the Forgotten Or Critically Savaged Movies They Love

Author: Robert K. Elder

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1569768382

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

View: 908

Thirty-five directors reveal which overlooked or critically savaged films they believe deserve a larger audience while offering advice on how to watch each film.
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