Halliwell's Top 1000 The Essential Guide for DVD

Halliwell's Top 1000 The Essential Guide for DVD


  • Paperback
  • 572 pages
  • Halliwell's Top 1000 The Essential Guide for DVD Collectors Halliwell's Top 1000
  • John Walker
  • English
  • 04 July 2016
  • 9780007181650

3 thoughts on “Halliwell's Top 1000 The Essential Guide for DVD Collectors Halliwell's Top 1000

  1. Greta G Greta G says:

    This is my bible for classic movies I even have two copies In one of them I highlight movie titles and make remarks and it has become of a coloring book I really love it


  2. Patrick Patrick says:

    As an aspiring film buff in high school Halliwell’s Top 1000 Films seemed like the ultimate treat There were so many films this guy had seen many of which were already famous within film circles For each film he includes a ton of information the plot summary the actors and actresses the film director rating and snippets from critical reviews He starts from the very bottom number 1000 and slowly works his way up the list While I tend to disregard the majority of it there are still a lot of interesting choices However the top 200 300 is the cream of the crop here Within this list there’s bound to be plenty of disagreements For example Ugetsu All About Eve Intolerance Shoah and Bringing Up Baby may have made it within the Top 250 but they still feel rather unacknowledged compared to the fact that When Harry Met Sally is closer to the Top 200 Films like The Treasure of Sierra Madre made is ridiculously close to the bottom of the list and other films such as Modern Times or Apocalypse Now have gotten rather low places as well Once Upon A Time in the West and Metropolis both linger on the outskirts of the Top 300 while The Lady Eve remains at a humble 277 and M barely scrapes the Top 200 Perhaps his experience viewing these films was much different than that of most critics There are many hidden gems to be found Several of the films on this list have made wide critical acclaim and yet are still under the radar Examples include Ashes and Diamonds Au Revoir Les Enfants Kes Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Breaking the Waves and several others While Ashes and Diamonds has reached massive acclaim on They Shoot Pictures Don’t They? it still seems under the radar Kes has seen some acclaim and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? has made is on AFI’s Top 100 but they’re still not big names Many of them caught my attention There are even that I’ve never heard of once outside this list Sons of the Desert was placed higher than The Best Years of Our Lives Grand Illusion and Invasion of the Body Snatchers I don’t even know what that film is about Some films seemed to have gotten a much higher place than ever expected Toy Story is 25 and the Lord of the Rings trilogy is 30 West Side Story has somehow placed itself above The Grapes of Wrath and Schindler’s List and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid while a fun film was declared better than City Lights and The Hustler Frankenstein is a classic but does it really deserve to be held above On the Waterfront? American Beauty made it just outside the Top 100 While it’s a film I enjoyed very much and a widely recognized one at that it’s a bit hard to believe it beat out so many others It contains very little from the twentieth century but several 90’s films such as Toy Story Goodfellas Schindler’s List Breaking the Waves Fargo American Beauty and Unforgiven all at very respectable places Sorry if you expected to see Pulp Fiction or Saving Private Ryan here They didn’t get much recognition here However I’d say that the majority of the acclaimed films here are from the 50th and 70th centuries as it’s very hard to count all the films near the top from those eras It’s clear that there are several biases at work here For example I assume that Toy Story was a childhood favorite or something because I can’t imagine why else it would be in the top 1% of films listed He also seems to have great admiration for Martin Scorsese Ingmar Bergman Billy Wilder and Luis Bunuel as many of their films are very highly received They each have several mentions on the Top 100 but perhaps that’s just normal Within the top 100 Scorsese has 3 Bergman has 4 Wilder has 3 and Bunuel has about 4 While it’s not unusual to see these guys do well it’s strange to see their films ranked as well as they are Finally there are several glaring omissions which you can read about if you ever read Halliwell's reviews These movies include but are not limited to The Deer Hunter Close Encounters of the Third Kind and several others I probably can't think of now One thing about this list is that Citizen Kane is NOT number 1 as it usually is Also a shout out to my favorite film Wings of Desire which made it to number 49His top 10 10 8 12 9 Some Like it Hot 8 Vertigo 7 Raging Bull6 Citizen Kane 5 Seven Samurai4 The Godfather Trilogy3 Lawrence of Arabia2 The Rules of the Game1 Tokyo Story


  3. John John says:

    All lists like this are subjective but there's a lot of great movies and information here including box scores beside each film indicating awards castcrew and critical reception


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3 thoughts on “Halliwell's Top 1000 The Essential Guide for DVD Collectors Halliwell's Top 1000

  1. Greta G Greta G says:

    This is my bible for classic movies I even have two copies In one of them I highlight movie titles and make remarks and it has become of a coloring book I really love it

  2. Patrick Patrick says:

    As an aspiring film buff in high school Halliwell’s Top 1000 Films seemed like the ultimate treat There were so many films this guy had seen many of which were already famous within film circles For each film he includes a ton of information the plot summary the actors and actresses the film director rating and snippets from critical reviews He starts from the very bottom number 1000 and slowly works his way up the list While I tend to disregard the majority of it there are still a lot of interesting choices However the top 200 300 is the cream of the crop here Within this list there’s bound to be plenty of disagreements For example Ugetsu All About Eve Intolerance Shoah and Bringing Up Baby may have made it within the Top 250 but they still feel rather unacknowledged compared to the fact that When Harry Met Sally is closer to the Top 200 Films like The Treasure of Sierra Madre made is ridiculously close to the bottom of the list and other films such as Modern Times or Apocalypse Now have gotten rather low places as well Once Upon A Time in the West and Metropolis both linger on the outskirts of the Top 300 while The Lady Eve remains at a humble 277 and M barely scrapes the Top 200 Perhaps his experience viewing these films was much different than that of most critics There are many hidden gems to be found Several of the films on this list have made wide critical acclaim and yet are still under the radar Examples include Ashes and Diamonds Au Revoir Les Enfants Kes Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Breaking the Waves and several others While Ashes and Diamonds has reached massive acclaim on They Shoot Pictures Don’t They? it still seems under the radar Kes has seen some acclaim and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? has made is on AFI’s Top 100 but they’re still not big names Many of them caught my attention There are even that I’ve never heard of once outside this list Sons of the Desert was placed higher than The Best Years of Our Lives Grand Illusion and Invasion of the Body Snatchers I don’t even know what that film is about Some films seemed to have gotten a much higher place than ever expected Toy Story is 25 and the Lord of the Rings trilogy is 30 West Side Story has somehow placed itself above The Grapes of Wrath and Schindler’s List and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid while a fun film was declared better than City Lights and The Hustler Frankenstein is a classic but does it really deserve to be held above On the Waterfront? American Beauty made it just outside the Top 100 While it’s a film I enjoyed very much and a widely recognized one at that it’s a bit hard to believe it beat out so many others It contains very little from the twentieth century but several 90’s films such as Toy Story Goodfellas Schindler’s List Breaking the Waves Fargo American Beauty and Unforgiven all at very respectable places Sorry if you expected to see Pulp Fiction or Saving Private Ryan here They didn’t get much recognition here However I’d say that the majority of the acclaimed films here are from the 50th and 70th centuries as it’s very hard to count all the films near the top from those eras It’s clear that there are several biases at work here For example I assume that Toy Story was a childhood favorite or something because I can’t imagine why else it would be in the top 1% of films listed He also seems to have great admiration for Martin Scorsese Ingmar Bergman Billy Wilder and Luis Bunuel as many of their films are very highly received They each have several mentions on the Top 100 but perhaps that’s just normal Within the top 100 Scorsese has 3 Bergman has 4 Wilder has 3 and Bunuel has about 4 While it’s not unusual to see these guys do well it’s strange to see their films ranked as well as they are Finally there are several glaring omissions which you can read about if you ever read Halliwell's reviews These movies include but are not limited to The Deer Hunter Close Encounters of the Third Kind and several others I probably can't think of now One thing about this list is that Citizen Kane is NOT number 1 as it usually is Also a shout out to my favorite film Wings of Desire which made it to number 49His top 10 10 8 12 9 Some Like it Hot 8 Vertigo 7 Raging Bull6 Citizen Kane 5 Seven Samurai4 The Godfather Trilogy3 Lawrence of Arabia2 The Rules of the Game1 Tokyo Story

  3. John John says:

    All lists like this are subjective but there's a lot of great movies and information here including box scores beside each film indicating awards castcrew and critical reception

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