Halliwell's the Movies that Matter: From Bogart to Bond and All the Latest Film Releases

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HarperCollins, 2008 - Performing Arts - 711 pages

Starting with the black-and-white classics and continuing through the golden period of the 1970s and right up through modern-day blockbusters, the world’s best films are compiled in this definitive film guide from Halliwell’s. A plot synopsis for each film is provided along with helpful icons that denote Acadamey Award winners and nominees, as well as complete information on release dates, soundtrack availability, and key actors, producers, and directors. Fully updated and beautifully designed, this is the ultimate guide to the 5,000 must-see movies of all time.

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Introduction to 2009 edition
Leslie Halliwell 30
Tales From The Dark Side 80

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About the author (2008)

DAVID GRITTEN has been writing about and reviewing films for the Daily Telegraph for 15 years. He has interviewed many of the film's world's leading names: Scorsese, Spielberg, Streep, Almodovar, Clooney and Hanks. He is a long-time London correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, and in 2004 became the first film critic in the history of Saga magazine. He is also a contributing editor at Conde Nast Traveller magazine. He spent the 1980s in Los Angeles, working first as arts editor and then as TV critic for a daily newspaper, the Herald Examiner. In 2002, Penguin published his book Fame: Stripping Celebrity Bare, which dealt with the corrosive effects of celebrity culture. He has completed a spell as chairman of the London Film Critics' Circle.

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