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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Editorial Reviews

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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780452295773
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/30/2010
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 832
  • Sales rank: 50,647
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2015

    Great Guide

    Maltin is one of best reviewers around; he & I agree on almost every film.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2013

    Essential for any movie fan.

    My wife and I are avid collectors of movies (over 1500 on Blu-ray and DVD), and this book is an excellent guide to the classic movies written by what I consider to be the best reviewer of movies I have encountered. When I purchase movies I have never seen, I check the guide to see the review and ratings, and just about every movie Mr. Maltin rates 3 stars or better have been a keeper. If you are an avid fan of classic movies, this guide is essential to watching and purchasing the best of the classic movies. There are no substitutes.

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  • Posted April 17, 2010

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    Leonard Maltin's Classic Movie Guide

    This is the second edition of this guide any serious classic movie fan should have written and edited by famed movie critic Leonard Maltin. Keep this new Classic Movie Guide next to your TV set (whether it is widescreen HD or an old analog TV) and refer to it before you watch the movie.With over 10,000 movie listings, it is the must have source for movie fans everywhere.

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