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Title:
Motion picture players' credits : worldwide performers of 1967 through 1980 with filmographies of their entire careers, 1905-1983
Author:
Oliviero, Jeffrey, 1963-
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Publication Information:
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, [1991]

©1991
Physical Description:
x, 1013 pages ; 29 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780899503158
Format :
Book

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Central Library PN1998 .O55 1991 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize Non-Circ
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Library Journal Review

Oliviero's guide focuses on a period of tremendous growth in film production, and its 15,000 entries attest to the large number of actors involved in the film industry during this era. Elements which separate it from the plethora of film guides available include performer listings for made-for-TV movies; TV series credits; short/documentary/instructional film casts; and actors involved in offscreen voice-overs/narrations/song vocals. Volume 3 of the International Dictionary of Films & Filmmakers (LJ 11/1/84), which covers actors and actresses, comes close to providing as comprehensive a listing of film credits (including character names), but for this period of film production Oliviero's work has the best listing of performance credits available. Its coverage of minor players is also superior. For all film collections needing such in-depth treatment.-- Robert Aken, Univ. of Ken tucky Libs., Lexington (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Choice Review

Oliviero lists film and television credits for actors whose active careers began after 1967 and had ended by 1980. The scope is worldwide, including American, European, and Asian films. Entries give each player's official screen name and alternative billings, birth date and (when applicable) death date, a one-line career description, filmography (including made-for-TV movies), television credits, and (when available) current address information. Information was gathered from major film libraries and archives around the world and from the author's correspondence. In quality, this is a thorough and well-researched reference book. In concept it remains somewhat odd. The author included actors who worked during what he considered a "general sociological and artistic renaissance." So Cary Grant is not listed but Truman Capote is (Capote played in the 1976 film Murder by Death). Capote's address is listed, so presumably one may still contact him. Recommended for film reference collections that need quick filmographies and addresses for recent actors--living and dead. But as most of the information is available elsewhere, others may want to take a good look at the book's cost before buying. -D. R. Brunning, Arizona State University


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