From School Library Journal
Adult/High School-The introduction lists the authors' criteria in considering movies to include in this book. The selections include a wide variety of films from "art" to "popular," providing coverage of just about any type. Each entry begins with a ranking beside the title. Remarks about the movie and its special qualities come just beneath the title, with a photograph of a memorable scene at the bottom. A plot synopsis, information on the major actors, awards, gossipy tidbits, what the critics say, and more are included. Outstanding posters appear with the ranking and title of each film. Cross-references are provided. The index contains movies, performers, and other important persons, such as film critic Roger Ebert or an association important to moviemaking. Those who enjoy a good movie will be delighted to immerse themselves in this outstanding volume.-Pam Johnson, Fairfax County Public Library, VA
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About the Author
Gail Kinn has conceived and edited a wide range of film books, including Screwball: The Great Romantic Comedies, Hollywood at Home: The Photographs of Sid Avery, and The Scorsese Picture. She lives in New York City.
Jim Piazza is an essayist, screenwriter, and playwright whose personal essays and writings about the media have appeared in The Village Voice and Out magazine. He has been a script analyst for Columbia, Fox, and Paramount Pictures. With Gail Kinn, he is the coauthor of The Greatest Movies Ever (BD&L). He lives in New York City.