Film Review: A Survey of the World Cinema - Edited by F. Maurice SpeedLondon: Macdonald, 1964, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper somewhat frayed, slightly stained by offset to the verso. Top edge of the text block tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour frontispiece;
From the cover: “This year, the second in its new format, Film Review comes of age, for this is the 2ist year of publication and once again it has been compiled and edited by its originator, F. Maurice Speed.
Though the various specially contributed features vary from year to year, the editor’s aim remains the same, to present the reader with a detailed yet at the same time lively record of the year in the cinema.
This year’s special articles include features about the J. F. D. O. Fund, the advent of Toll TV, an amusing contribution from Oswell Blakeston about old-time sub-titles, a world round-up from Peter Cowie and a specially contributed article by James Mason.
This year selected Stars (for the first time the “Honour” has been split) of the Year are Peter Sellers and Shelley Winters (with contributions from both). There’s another review of the results of the year’s Film Festivals. In addition to these, there are all the usual features covering the releases of the past year (in pictures and useful reference detail) and the films to come.
Every film released during the twelve months covered has been noted, with the date of release, the full cast, the director, producer, and — in some cases — screenwriter’s names, the company which distributed it, the time in minutes it runs, together with a thumbnail review of the kind of story. In all Film Review is a volume of enormous general interest and a reference book which no student of the cinema can afford to be without.”