12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Good but slightly pointless,
This review is from: Halliwell's Top 1000 (Paperback)
'Halliwell's Top 1000' is a book containing (surprisingly) the top 1000 movies ever made...of course, in the authors' opinion. The book has got an impressive list of American, European, Japanese etc. films, and if you are someone who aims to start a classic DVD collection, then this book is a good starting point.
However, my main problem is that it is a little pointless when considered alongside the authors' annual 'Film & DVD Guide', which is a comprehensive guide to every film ever made. The too brief paragraphs on each film in this book are very similar to the paragraphs written in the 'Film & DVD Guide', and unfortunately a film from the top 10 gets the same amount of coverage as film number 1000.
In other words, if you have got an edition of the 'Film & DVD Guide', stick with that - at least every film is covered. 'Top 1000' is interesting because of its order of films (spoiling the top 10 would be silly, but number one is a bit of a surprise), and a newcomer to quality films might buy this. However, if each film didn't have more-or-less the same content as in 'Film & DVD Guide', this might have been a book definately worth the money.