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Halliwell's The Movies that Matter
Halliwell's The Movies that Matter
by David Gritten
Edition: Paperback

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This Book is an Insult to Leslie Halliwell, 21 Oct 2009
I thought this book would be something like the Halliwell's 1000, 3000 or so of the most important films in history or at least the ones the authors felt that should be viewed by film buffs. No it is the new edition of their review guide but now dropped from over 20000 reviews to 3000. 1 tenth the reviews are from last year and all but 500 are from the last 20 years. Seems the films are hard to view except maybe at a revival theater. Isn't there something called DVD out there. Besides the films are too old and as for Mr. Halliwell's opinions from the older versions well he's like inconsequential now. Star Wars and Harry Potter pictures (all big hits) are not considered necessary but laughable junk and bombs like Showgirls and Striptease are more important in the long run. I don't write reviews (only one on the American site) but I am so boiled up over this book. And the authors are concerned that everyone researches everything on the internet that in the future there will be no more books, only older people have the audacity still to refer to books. What will the publishers do, it's such a predicament. The book doesn't even rate 1 star it's only good as a doorstop.


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