Film Review 1978-79 - F. Maurice SpeedLondon: W. H. Allen, 1978, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edge of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.
Contains: Black & white photographs;
From the cover: “This is the latest in a long line of highly successful annuals edited by F. Maurice Speed, which analyses the cinematic year. It covers, in detail, all the new films released during the 1978-79 period, including scene stills from many of them, together with a succinct critique, full cast-list and technical credits. Other features included in this year’s annual, as in previous years, are ‘The Continental Film’ section, ‘In Memoriam’; a fully comprehensive list and review of film books of the year; a look at the year’s awards and festivals; the activities of the Children’s Film Foundation and an appraisal of the season’s outstanding film scores.
Special features in this year’s edition of Film Review are an analysis of women film directors, the story of the Baling Studios and the late Sir Michael Balcon, a review of Hitchcock’s contribution to the cinema, a survey of world cinemas and an examination of the ‘Emmanuelle’ phenomenon.
Altogether Film Review 1978-79 is a fascinating look at the world of films and the people who make them. It is an invaluable reference book, but is as highly enjoyable a read for those with a casual interest in films as for the film fan and the film buff.”