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The Star Trek Encyclopedia
Michael Okuda, et al
0671536095
October 1, 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
This new version of the Star Trek Encyclopedia is a reissue of the 1997 edition, plus a 128-page supplement of additional material that updates Deep Space Nine to the end of its run and Voyager to midway through season five. It also covers the movie Star Trek: Insurrection. The supplement is as meticulously detailed as the rest of the volume, listing such fascinating trivia as chadre kab (Seven of Nine's first meal), 'Kahless and Lukara' (a Klingon opera), and voraxna (a Cardassian poison), as well as all the new characters and species. Appendices include illustrations of starships, cast and crew listings, a historical timeline, and a bibliography. All photographs and illustrations (except for a few historical shots) are in color. The encyclopedia was devised in part to help production staff on the various Star Trek TV...


Encyclopedia of Vampires, Werewolves, and Other Monsters
Rosemary Ellen Guiley
0816046859
October 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In this thorough compendium, Guiley presents tales and beliefs from all over the world and from times ranging from far in the past to the present day. The author of numerous similar reference works (The Complete Vampire Companion, etc.) and an honorary life member of the Ghost Club of London, Guiley is an expert in this field and, from this book, it seems that no appearance of the supernatural, however brief, in folklore or pop culture has escaped her notice. Vampire books, films and TV series (such as Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles, the original 1931 Dracula and the gothic soap opera Dark Shadows) receive extensive entries, and even the writers and actors are discussed at length. One can read about the "vegetable vampires" of gypsy lore (pumpkins and watermelons that go bad and begin "shaking and noisily...


The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia
Peter J. Dendle
0786408596
December 2000
Hardcover
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ARBA
"The first scholarly work to evaluate the role of zombies...delightful...recommended...enjoyable."

-Interzone
"Exhaustive"

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The Encyclopedia of Daytime Television: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Daytime TV but Didn't Know Where to Look! from American Bandstand, As the World Turns, and Bugs Bunny, to
Wesley Hyatt
0823083152
October 1997
Paperback
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Advanced Piano Solos Encyclopedia Vol.1
Tom Roed
0757995306
Jan 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Arranged by Tom Roed. The 42 titles include: (They Long to Be) Close to You * All for Love * Don't Get Around Much Anymore * Evergreen * I Swear * The Lady in Red * Linus and Lucy * The Lion Sleeps Tonight * My Way * Take Five * The Rose * Theme from Ice Castles (Through the Eyes of Love) * You're the Inspiration and many more. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.


My Very First Encyclopedia with Winnie the Pooh and Friends: Animals
Staff of Disney Press
0786834080
September 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Young children will enjoy accompanying Winnie the Pooh & Friends as they discover the amazing world of animals, learning where animals come from, how they grow, and how they live. This world of knowledge is communicated through stunning photography, charming illustrations, and simple, factual text.


Star Wars Encyclopedia
Stephen J. Sansweet
0345402278
June 30, 1998
Hardcover
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Book Review
Since 1977, the Star Wars universe, conceived by George Lucas, has been explored by authors and artists eager to build on the foundation laid by the blockbuster movies. The Star Wars Encyclopedia is the essential guide to every detail of the history, planets, vehicles, politics, aliens, and weapons described in countless books, comics, stories, and (of course) movies. You'll find extraordinary details about old favorites here--for instance, did you know that Luke Skywalker helped rescue Han and Leia's children from the dark side of the Force? Or that the primary food of Jawas is the hubba gourd? Endless hours of browsing pleasure await you, from A-1 Deluxe Floater (a luxury air speeder) to ZZ-4Z (Han Solo's housekeeping droid). Each item is cross-referenced to the book, movie, or comic in which it appears, but fans looking...


Halliwell's Who's Who in the Movies: The 15th Edition of the Bestselling Encyclopedia of Film, Actors, Directors, Producers, and Writers
Leslie L. Halliwell
0060534230
July 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
This updated edition features hundreds of new entries and offers scores of "quotable quotes," ranging from the revealing to the revolting; in addition to being exceedingly entertaining, they add a human dimension missing from every other guide to film facts and figures.

About the Author
John Walker is one of the UK's leading film critics. He has revised Halliwell's Who's Who in the Movies, as well as Halliwell's Film and Video Guide, since Leslie Halliwell's death in 1989. He lives in London.


Advanced Piano Solos Encyclopedia: Featuring the Best in Pops, Movie, Broadway, Jazz, Love Songs, Tv, Country
Tom Roed
0769284310
June 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Arranged by Tom Roed. The 42 titles include: (They Long to Be) Close to You * All for Love * Don't Get Around Much Anymore * Evergreen * I Swear * The Lady in Red * Linus and Lucy * The Lion Sleeps Tonight * My Way * Take Five * The Rose * Theme from Ice Castles (Through the Eyes of Love) * You're the Inspiration and many more. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.


The Encyclopedia of Martial Arts Movies
Bill Palmer
0810841606
Jan 1995
Paperback
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Book Description
The Encyclopedia covers the genre from 1920 to 1994. The genre, however, can be very confusing: films often have several titles, and many of the stars have more than one pseudonym. In an effort to clarify some of the confusion, the authors have included all the information available to them on almost 3,300 films. Each entry includes a listing of the production company, the cast and crew, distributors, running times, reviews with star ratings whenever possible, and alternate film titles. A list of film series and one of the stars' pseudonyms, in addition to a 7,900 name index, are also included. Illustrated.

About the Author
Bill and Karen Palmer have been film reviewers for the Madison Square Garden Network TV show, "Martial Arts World", since 1985. Ric Meyers, movie columnist...


My Very First Encyclopedia with Winnie the Pooh and Friends: Nature
Staff of Disney Press
0786834064
September 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Using a discovery-oriented approach, My Very First Encyclopedia with Winnie the Pooh & Friends: Nature combines stunning photography, charming illustrations, and simple factual text to help children explore the incredible world of nature.


Novels Into Film
John C. Tibbetts
0816039615
Oct 1999
Paperback
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The Oakland Press, November 17, 1999
"Serves up a satisfying plateful of thought-provoking material for filmgoers as well as readers of fiction. . . . a welcome addition to any film lover's library." --Nicole Robertson

From the Publisher
Publisher's Note: Please note that the entry on From Russia With Love was written by Dr. Michael Given, Professor of English at the University of Southern Indiana. It was misattributed to another contributor,and the credit will be corrected in future editions.


Disney Junior Encyclopedia of Animated Characters: Including Characters from Your Favorite Disney Pixar Films
M. L. Dunham
078683434X
May 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Inside this fun and comprehensive book, you'll find all the information you ever wanted to know about your favorite Disney animated characters. Did you know that O'Malley, the alley cat from The Aristocats, is actually named Abraham DeLacey Giuseppe Casey Thomas O'Malley or that Mickey Mouse has had many different careers, including firefighter, astronaut, detective, and truck driver? Don't be left in the dark-get the inside scoop on Aladdin, Goofy, Anastasia and Drizella, Peter Pan, and many more. Filled with fun facts, cool trivia, and hilarious quotes from the characters, this junior encyclopedia is fun for the whole family!


The Harold Lloyd Encyclopedia
Annette M. D'Agostino, Annette D'Agostino Lloyd
0786415142
December 30, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Harold Lloyd, born in 1893, became one of the greatest comic actors in America. This is a compendium of all things Lloyd, with entries on noteworthy persons, recurring themes, crucial elements of Lloyd’s life (birth, education, marriage, family, hobbies, death, etc.), his prime co-stars and co-workers, the films that made him a legend (201 of them), and numerous other topics covering every facet of the man and the actor, all fully cross-referenced and accompanied by a vast collection of images and advertisements. Lacking the vaudeville training of his chief contemporaries, Lloyd nonetheless grew quickly from a gag technician to a skilled actor. In 1917, he created his famed Glass Character, but a live bomb amongst the props maimed his hand two years later. Keeping his handicap hidden by use of a revolutionary...


The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction Movies
C. J. Henderson
0816040435
June 2001
Hardcover
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From Booklist
One wonders if the world is in need of yet another science fiction encyclopedia, be it covering film, television, or literature. Yet it is hard to fault this offering from Facts On File. In spite of some rather dubious additions to make the work appeal to the science fiction market (an off-putting introduction by Star Trek's William Shatner and an interview with Frank Herbert discussing the first movie adaptation of Dune,) it provides a basic overview of the science fiction movie genre.The main part consists of alphabetically arranged entries for more than 1,300 theatrical-release science fiction movies. Some basic credits are included, as well as the availability of the title on video, DVD, or laser disc. Then follows a synopsis and the author's opinions of the movie's watchability, validity as science fiction, and...


American Film Institute Desk Reference: The Complete Guide to Everything You Need to Know about the Movies
George Ochoa
0789489341
January 2002
Textbook Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
"It's amazing there has never been a source to turn to for all the basic information about the movies," writes Clint Eastwood in his introduction to The American Film Institute Desk Reference: The Complete Guide to Everything You Need to Know About the Movies. Responding to Eastwood's observation, editors Melinda Corey and George Ochoa have packed this colossal volume with information on "movie basics" (the fundamentals of how films are made); "movie crafts" (aspects of the business, including acting and special effects); profiles of actors, directors and others; and lists of significant films. Throughout, celebrity essays written by Angela Lansbury, Martin Scorsese and a handful of others add a unique perspective. Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From...


The Encyclopedia of War Movies
Robert Ralsey Davenport
0816044783
Jan 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
War films have been a staple of the movie business since its beginning, and as Davenport points out, "the same period of creative mechanical invention that brought about the movie camera...also unleashed on civilization the machines that signify modern warfare: the airplane, the machine gun, the tank." A Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve who served as technical advisor on Pearl Harbor, Davenport presents an overview of more than 800 movies that have helped build the war movie genre into such an indispensable Hollywood commodity. For each film, Davenport gives essential cast and crew information and a brief screenplay summary. Most originally, for some of the films he also includes information about how the screen version of the war differs from the actual historical battle. Organized alphabetically, the...


Leonard Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia: Career Profiles of More than 2,000 Actors and Filmmakers, Past and Present
Leonard Maltin
0452270588
November 1995
Paperback
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Encyclopedia of Movie Special Effects
Patricia D. Netzley
1573561673
December 1999
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
An incredible treasury of f/x facts, this volume provides 366 entries on visual, mechanical, and makeup effects and techniques used in film and includes discussions of every movie to win an Oscar for special effects. Some attention is given to significant figures in the field, such as George Pal, but the focus is predominantly on films of the modern era, noting techniques and milestones without burdening the reader with technical jargon. Netzley, the author of several reference books, including Environmental Literature (see the review below), adds useful appendixes on Academy Award winners and nominees, special-effects houses, and specialized magazines. With illustrations, cross references, and numerous secondary bibliographies throughout, this encyclopedia has a scope and quality that no other f/x reference work...


The Encyclopedia of War Movies
Robert Ralsey Davenport
0816044791
Dec 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
War films have been a staple of the movie business since its beginning, and as Davenport points out, "the same period of creative mechanical invention that brought about the movie camera...also unleashed on civilization the machines that signify modern warfare: the airplane, the machine gun, the tank." A Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve who served as technical advisor on Pearl Harbor, Davenport presents an overview of more than 800 movies that have helped build the war movie genre into such an indispensable Hollywood commodity. For each film, Davenport gives essential cast and crew information and a brief screenplay summary. Most originally, for some of the films he also includes information about how the screen version of the war differs from the actual historical battle. Organized alphabetically, the...


Dinosaurs: The Encyclopedia, Supplement 3
Donald F. Glut
0786415185
November 2003
Library Binding
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Book Review
If you think the title Dinosaurs: the Encyclopedia has a movie-sequel ring, you're only partly mistaken; editor Donald F. Glut has already authored The Dinosaur Dictionary and The Complete Dinosaur Dictionary. But you'll find no T. rex running amok here; this is a dense and rigorously scientific tome meant for only the most dedicated dinosaur lover. Part 1 contains an excellent background history of scientific findings in this rapidly changing field. (Also here is a wonderful, paragraph-long sentence detailing possible causes of the dinosaurs' demise, including "brains too small" and "inability to mate, sexual frustration, suicide.") Once into the alphabetical listings, however, it's easy for the layman to get lost. If the description "articular facets of prezygapophyses much enlarged in...


Encyclopedia of Science Fiction Movies
C. J. Henderson
0816045674
Aug 2001
Paperback
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From Booklist
One wonders if the world is in need of yet another science fiction encyclopedia, be it covering film, television, or literature. Yet it is hard to fault this offering from Facts On File. In spite of some rather dubious additions to make the work appeal to the science fiction market (an off-putting introduction by Star Trek's William Shatner and an interview with Frank Herbert discussing the first movie adaptation of Dune,) it provides a basic overview of the science fiction movie genre.The main part consists of alphabetically arranged entries for more than 1,300 theatrical-release science fiction movies. Some basic credits are included, as well as the availability of the title on video, DVD, or laser disc. Then follows a synopsis and the author's opinions of the movie's watchability, validity as science fiction, and...


The Laurel & Hardy Encyclopedia
Glenn Mitchell
0713477113
June 30, 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
From film synopses to critical evaluations, from discussions of never-released footage to analyses of recurring themes, here is everything a Laurel and Hardy fan could want. With more than 1,000 entries and illustrations, this comprehensive guide includes details on video releases, film discoveries, and rare artwork.


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