Leonard Maltin's Movie and Video Guide 1999

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Leonard Maltin
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, Sep 1, 1998 - Motion picture actors and actresses - 1632 pages
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Widely acclaimed as the biggest, best, and most authoritative book in its field, "Leonard Maltin's 1999 Movie & Video Guide" is the quintessential guidebook to the movies. The author has added some 400 new film entries, bringing the total to more than 19,000, and kept pace with video and laserdisc releases, adding more than 1,000 listings in those categories.

Additional features include:
-- Updated and expanded indexes of leading performers and directors, listing their films reviewed in the book
-- Updated mail-order sources for purchase/rental of videocassettes and laser discs
-- Write-ups on every vintage film series, from Charlie Chart to Tarzan
-- Notes on widescreen films that are best seen in letter-box format
-- Leonard Maltin's selections of the 100 best films for family viewing

After 28 years in publication, "Leonard Maltin's 1999 Movie & Video Guide" continues to be the leading film guide on the market. More than four million copies have been sold.

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User Review  - stagfury - Overstock.com

This is the best one volume guide if you want to know if a movie is worth watching or what year it was made as well the actors directors. and plot. Read full review

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User Review  - witt7 - Overstock.com

It was surprising to find how many movies were not included in this review. It was disappointing and I will not be buying this reviewers movie guide book again. Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Film critic and historian Leonard Maltin was born in New York City on December 18, 1950. He grew up in Teaneck, New Jersey and began writing as a teen. Maltin received a degree in journalism from New York University and has published articles in numerous film journals, newspapers, and magazines. He is well-known for his bestselling annual, Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide, the first edition of which he created at the age of 18. Maltin has written or edited many other film-related books and television specials, and he has hosted, produced and/or written video documentaries. His title Leonard Maltin's 2012 Movie Guide made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012. He has hosted radio and cable programs, was a film critic for Playboy magazine, and has been the movie reviewer for Entertainment Tonight since 1982. Maltin has also appeared in several animated television series including South Park. He lectures on film and taught for nine years at New York City's New School for Social Research. Maltin currently teaches in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. He has been a guest curator for the film department of New York's Museum of Modern Art, president of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and a member of the National Film Preservation Board and the Advisory Board of the Hollywood Entertainment Museum. Maltin has been the recipient of awards and citations from the American Society of Cinematographers, Anthology Film Archives, The Society of Cinephiles, and the Telluride Film Festival.

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