This priceless film annual has been published for more than sixty years so it's obvious there is still a great demand out there for such a book. Volume 18 is the 1967 edition, covering the domestic and foreign releases of 1966 in photographic and statistical detail. Generally the major releases get a two-page spread; others usually one page. Most of the "small" films and independent releases get the same sort of cast and credit listing but a limited photo coverage. By far the best film of the year was "A Man For All Seasons" superbly directed by Fred Zinnemann and dominated by a towering performance by Paul Scofield, both artists justly recognized among the six Academy Awards the film won. Strong competition came from the powerful teaming of Taylor and Burton in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?". Between them, these two incredibly different stage adaptations reaped 21 Oscar nominations. winning 11. Other notable achievements included a large number of British and European successes like Antonioni's brilliant "Blow-Up", sisters Vanessa and Lynn Redgrave competing for Oscars against each other in "Morgan!" and "Georgy Girl" respectively, Michael Caine's first major hit "Alfie", the two stars of "Born Free": Elsa the lioness and John Barry's superlative music score, the Czechoslovak Oscar winner "The Shop on Main Street", the French "A Man and a Woman" featuring the catchiest piece of music (by Francis Lai) heard for many a year, Frankenheimer's remarkable "Seconds" and the unique sci-fi pic "Fantastic Voyage". All these highlights captured with excellent stills (more than a 1000) in this edition of SCREEN WORLD along with all the usual yearly features in a compact 256 page volume.
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