Description : With this collection of reviews, fans of western movies can enjoy taking another special look at some of our favorites with western author Chuck Lewis as he offers us insight and a unique view of the films we like or even those we don
Description : The Film Review is the world's longest-running annual film publication. It is a definitive reference guide to the year in film, video releases and film-related web sites. This year's Film Review includes: Reviews, full cast lists and full credits for all of 1999's new releasesA review of the top 10 box office starsDetails of major award winners and film festivalsNew faces of the yearComprehensive coverage of the year's video releasesThe year's best soundtracksEffective photographic coverage of the year's releases. Special features include: Addresses and information for the best film-related web sitesFilm entries designed to split reviews, cast and credits into separate paragraphs.
Description : Some films are remembered long after they are released; others are soon forgotten, but do they deserve oblivion? Are factors other than quality involved? This book exhumes some of the films released in Britain over the last seventy years from Daybreak (1948) to 16 Years of Alcohol (2003), and considers the reasons for their neglect. As well as exploring the contributions of those involved in making the films, the book examines such issues as marketing and the response of critics and audiences. Films are grouped loosely into categories such as “B” films and television films. Some works were little seen when they were first released and have stayed that way; others were popular in their day, but have slipped into obscurity. In some cases, social change has overtaken them, making the attitudes or subjects they depict seem dated. Even being released as a DVD does not guarantee that a title will be rehabilitated. In addition, how significant is the American market? This book should appeal to lovers of British film, as well as to film studies students and everybody curious about the vagaries of success and failure in the arts.