Variety International Film Guide, 1996

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Taylor & Francis Group, 1995 - Performing Arts - 448 pages
"The world's most respected movie annual"

Now in its 33rd year, the Variety International Film Guide is the world's most respected movie annual, covering all aspects of the cinema in some 60 countries. The all-new 1996 edition contains articles by more than 50 contributors, all film experts in their respective countries. This indispensable World Production Survey, which forms the core of the book, contains assessments of the year just past and the year to come in both artistic and movie industry terms and includes a valuable checklist of new and forthcoming films, producers, distributors, useful addresses and stills from the latest films. Other essential sections of the Guide include Awards, Festivals, Film Archives, Film Schools, Film Bookshops and Memorabilia, Film Books, Film Magazines, and Laser discs. The book also features illustrated articles on five directors of the year.

Peter Cowie is International publishing Director of Variety and author of numerous books on the cinema, including Ingmar Bergman, Coppola, and the recently-published World Cinema: Diary of a Day.

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Variety International Film Guide is a veritable bible on world cinema.
It is a must for all erudite cinema admirers.Its creation is a perfect example of hard work,sincerity and determination.What
makes Variety International Film Guide unique is its team headed by a renowned expert on Scandinavian cinema Mr.Peter Cowie.He is ably assisted by other expert film critics such as Derek Elley,Michel Ciment,Peter Besas,
Andrew Horton etc.Variety International Film Guide 2006 is a must for serious cinema lovers as it carries detailed profiles of talented auteurs like Abbas Kiarostami,Lars Von Trier,Oliver Stone and Hou Hsiao Hsien.Variety International Film Guide is the perfect book for all those people who do not know much about world cinema.It will also appeal those film buffs who think that there is no cinema as good as Hollywood.The best thing about VIFG 2006 is that it gives everybody related to film industry a chance to know what is happening in various film producing nations all over the world.


Directors of the Year 15 Gillian Armstrong
Hou HsiaoHsien
Abbas Kiarostami

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