The Movie Companion

The essential guide for any movie buff and the perfect antidote to film guides compiled by committee, The Movie Companion offers a true expert's wide-ranging, idiosyncratic, no-holds-barred, iconoclastic take on over a hundred years of film history. Written with a real and obvious love for film, this collection of honest and stimulating opinions is the perfect companion for exploring the wonderful world of cinema.

Here you will find an illustrated, cross-referenced A-Z of more than 800 incisive and entertaining entries on film - from Aardman Animations, creators of the plasticine superheroes Wallace and Gromit, to Zukor, Adolf, founder of the star system and perhaps the man who did the most to make motion pictures an enduring commercial reality. Entries on actors and directors include key lines and lists of important films while lists of the best - and sometimes the worst - films in many different categories from Adventure to Film Noir to Weepies, have been chosen from over 25,000 films.

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