Leonard Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia: Career Profiles of More than 2,000 Actors & Filmmakers, Past and Present

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Whether you're interested in cinema history or determined to win a friendly bet, this book, compiled by one of America's foremost film experts, is a veritable Who's Who of Hollywood history. Maltin presents capsulized biographies of filmmakers from D.W. Griffith to John Sayles, actors from Rudolph Valentino to Julia Roberts, and a whole host of luminaries, including writers, composers, cinematographers, and other movie mucky-mucks, from the silent era to the present. Entries range from paragraph-length cameos to ...
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Overview

Whether you're interested in cinema history or determined to win a friendly bet, this book, compiled by one of America's foremost film experts, is a veritable Who's Who of Hollywood history. Maltin presents capsulized biographies of filmmakers from D.W. Griffith to John Sayles, actors from Rudolph Valentino to Julia Roberts, and a whole host of luminaries, including writers, composers, cinematographers, and other movie mucky-mucks, from the silent era to the present. Entries range from paragraph-length cameos to full-scale profiles, complete with Maltin's own highly subjective assessments of significant films. 976 pp.

This essential addition to every movie buff's home library features career profiles of more than 2,000 actors and filmmakers, past and present. Entries range from paragraph-length cameos on relatively unknown performers to full-scale profiles of major figures such as Marlon Brando, John Ford, and Katharine Hepburn--complete with Maltin's assessments of their most significant films.

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Summarizes the careers of some 2,000 moviemakers, including actors, directors, writers, cinematographers, composers, and other behind- the-scenes talents. Alphabetically arranged listings include birth, death, and marriage information, film appearances, nominations and awards, and trivia. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Whether you're interested in cinema history or determined to win a friendly bet, this book, compiled by one of America's foremost film experts, is a veritable Who's Who of Hollywood history. Maltin presents capsulized biographies of filmmakers from D.W. Griffith to John Sayles, actors from Rudolph Valentino to Julia Roberts, and a whole host of luminaries, including writers, composers, cinematographers, & other movie mucky-mucks, from the silent era to the present. Entries range from paragraph-length cameos to full-scale profiles, complete with Maltin's own highly subjective assessments of significant films. 1994
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780808162315
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 11/28/1994
  • Edition description: Only from B&N
  • Pages: 976

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