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Classic movie companion
Moses, Robert.
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Hyperion, [1999]

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xvi, 622 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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PN1998 .C48 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Reference
PN1998 .C48 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Reference material

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From the people at American Movie Classics, the premier classic movie television network, comes a companion that provides a new way of discovering the movies with a collection of over 4,500 films made between 1929 and 1979 and a treasury of other features. In addition to the individual film entries containing credits, ratings, running times, and synopses, the book includes film preservation updates; filmographies of stars and directors; lists of Oscar winners; film picks from stars, directors, and writers; information about related museums, magazines, and websites; and all of it illustrated with over 100 photos.

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Booklist Review

A guide to more than 5,000 U.S. films made between 1929 and 1979. Entries include credits, ratings, running times, awards, video formats, and plot summaries. There's also a filmography of actors and directors.

Library Journal Review

Moses, former editor of American Movie Classics (AMC) magazine, guides the reader through 4500 classic Hollywood films made between 1929 and 1979, with brief plot synopses, credits, ratings, running times, and 100 photos. A few non-Hollywood films are included, but Moses generally chooses those films likely to be featured on the AMC Network. Those familiar with the television network will see the same intelligence and critical eye in every entry in this volume. The "classic" tag separates this volume from the numerous other movie guides currently available, although the Time Out Film Guide (Penguin, 1998. 7th ed.), with over 12,000 international films, and VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever 1999 (LJ 12/98), with more than 22,000 films, give better value. Recommended for all library collections.ÄAnthony J. Adam, Prairie View A&M Univ. Lib., Houston (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.