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Leonard Maltin's movie & video guide
Maltin, Leonard.
2003 edition.
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Penguin Group, [2002]

Physical Description:
xvii, 1646 pages ; 21 cm
General Note:
"A Plume book."
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PN1992.8.F5 D3 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating
PN1992.8.F5 D3 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Reference material

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The leading authority on American film is back with the latest edition of his "indispensable" (New York Daily News) movie and video guide. Leonard Maltin's Movie and Video Guide 2003is the best, biggest, and most up-to-date of its kind. The comprehensive 2003 guide includes: € Capsule reviews of nearly 19,000 films, including more than 300 new entries € More than 5,000 listing of films available on DVD and 8,000+ laserdisc listings € Easy-to-read symbols indicating availability of more than 14,000 films on video € Notes on widescreen films that are best viewed in letterbox format € Write-ups on every film series € A revised index of leading actors and actresses € An updated list of mail-order sources for renting and buying videocassettes and DVDs € Leonard Maltin's exclusive list of the best family films of all time ...and much, much more.

Author Notes

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.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Like a movie-land version of our ever-expanding universe, this massive home reference continues its inexorable growth. The latest edition adds 300 recent video, DVD and laserdisc releases to its nearly 19,000 entries on mostly American films. Film critic and historian Maltin presides over a stable of reviewers whose often tart capsule reviews are dedicated to holding the line against ratings inflation in the 21st century, "a time of creative bankruptcy in Hollywood." Beleaguered parents will find helpful warnings about sexual content and violence, and can turn to a list of "100+ Recommended Family Films" to settle video-rental disputes. Entries for multi-film video anthologies, together with filmographies of famous actors and a list of specialty video mail-order companies, will assist those looking to put together their own private film festivals. Movie buffs may occasionally raise their eyebrows at Maltin's assessments (Boys Don't Cry and Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves both get two and a half stars) but his methodology-judging a movie against what it could have been and what it wanted to be-is ultimately an extremely sound one. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved