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Description: Extensive reference work providing relative information and essay-reviews of 80 of the most noteworthy movies of 1983, with additional sections devoted to earlier films, essays, interviews, awards, and obituaries of notable film people who died in 1983 (incl. Robert Aldrich, Luis Buñuel, Judy Canova, Michael Conrad, Larry "Buster" Crabbe, George Cukor, Dolores Del Rio, William Demarest, Lynn Fontanne, Ira Gershwin, Arthur Godfrey, Joan Hackett, Harry James, Carolyn Jones, Mary Livingstone, Raymond Massey, David Niven, Pat O'Brien, Slim Pickens, Sir Ralph Richardson, Norma Shearer, Walter Slezak, Gloria Swanson, Tennessee Williams, and about 90 others).
Book begins with several pages discussing the AFI Life Achievement Award given to John Huston, followed by:
Interviews: Julius J. Epstein, Myrna Loy, Anna Neagle
Essay: Selected Film Books of 1983
Films of 1983: All the Right Moves; Angelo My Love; La Balance; Berlin Alexanderplatz; Betrayal; Beyond Reasonable Doubt; The Big Chill; Blue Thunder; Breathless; Can She Bake a Cherry Pie?; Carmen; Christine; A Christmas Story; Cross Creek; Danton; The Draughtsman's Contract; The Dresser; Educating Rita; Experience Preferred . . . but Not Essential; Fanny and Alexander; Fire and Ice; Flashdance; Gorky Park; The Grey Fox; Hammett; Hanna K.; Heart Like a Wheel; Heat and Dust; The King of Comedy; Koyaanisqatsi; Lianna; Local Hero; Lonely Hearts; The Man Who Loved Women; The Man with Two Brains; Max Dugan Returns; Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence; Nate and Hayes; National Lampoon's Vacation; Never Cry Wolf; Never Say Never Again; The Night of the Shooting Stars; El Norte; La Nuit de Varennes; Octopussy; The Outsiders; Passion; Pauline at the Beach; The Pirates of Penzance; Psycho II; Querelle; The Return of Martin Guerre; Return of the Jedi; The Return of the Soldier; Reuben, Reuben; The Right Stuff; Risky Business; Running Brave; Scarface; Silkwood; Star 80; The State of Things; Staying Alive; Streamers; Sudden Impact; Superman III; Table for Five; Tender Mercies; Terms of Endearment; Testament; To Be or Not to Be; Trading Places; Twilight Zone–The Movie; Under Fire; Valley Girl; Videodrome; WarGames; The Year of Living Dangerously; Yentl; Zelig
Retrospective Films: Arch of Triumph (1948); Barbary Coast (1935); Bedtime for Bonzo (1951); Bells Are Ringing (1960); Beloved Rogue (1927); Bob le Flambeur (1956); Fort Apache (1948); Freud (1962); History Is Made at Night (1937); Hombre (1967); It Happened Tomorrow (1944); Nell Gwyn (1934); The New Babylon (1929); New York, New York (1977); A Star Is Born (1954); Time After Time (1979); The Time Machine (1960); Tomorrow (1972); Too Hot to Handle (1938); The World of Henry Orient (1964)
Concludes with the obituaries, lists of awards (Oscars, Directors Guild, Writers Guild, Golden Globes, etc.), and indexes by Title, Director, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Editor, Art Director, Music, Performer, and Subject.
ALL IN ALL, A TERRIFIC REFERENCE BOOK FOR ANY FILM BUFF!!
Copyright: 1984 by Frank N. Magill - SALEM PRESS - First Printing
Condition: Very good, I'd say. This is an ex-Library copy and has a couple of rubber-stamps on the title page (see scan), the words "BOOK SALE" on the top page edges, the call number written at the bottom of the spine in white ink (see scan), and a small label remnant on the back cover. Other than that, I can see no evidence that the book was ever actually used!
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