Leonard Maltin's Classic Movie Guide

Leonard Maltin's Classic Movie Guide : From the Silent Era Through 1965

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From the author of the bestselling annual `Movie Guide` comes this ultimate guide for fans of classic films both familiar and obscure. `The Classic Movie Guide` covers thousands of films, from the silent era to the 1960s, including `The Birth of a Nation,` `The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari,` `Grand Illusion,` and `The Maltese Falcon` (all three versions: 1931, 1936, and 1941), `Singin' in the Rain,` and `Godzilla, King of the Monsters!` With entries spanning across the decades, this comprehensive guide has expanded star and director indexes, and capsule reviews of obscure and forgotten - the sort that turn up on `Turner Classic Movies` in the wee hours of the morning. This is the perfect companion for anyone who loves the thrill of discovering vintage movies on DVD or cable.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 704 pages
  • 136 x 202 x 44mm | 646g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0452295777
  • 9780452295773
  • 91,158

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`Indispensable.` --`Los Angeles Times` `Head and shoulders above the rest.` --`The New York Times` `Maltin's Film Guide...belongs next to every TV and VCR in every home.` - -`USA Today` `The single most important reference book in every American home.` -- `Esquire`show more

About Leonard Maltin

Recognised as one of America's leading film historians and critics, Leonard Maltin has become a household name and media personality due to his regular appearances on the highly successful syndicated TV program Entertainment Tonight and the Encore cable-TV service, his syndicated radio program, Leonard Maltin's Video View, his monthly reviews in Playboy magazine, and the featuring of Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide on the World Wide Web, via the popular Amazon.com website. He lives in Toluca Lake, California.show more