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Film critic and historian Leonard Maltin was born in New York City on December 18, 1950. He grew up in Teaneck, New Jersey and began writing as a teen. Maltin received a degree in journalism from New York University and has published articles in numerous film journals, newspapers, and magazines. He vis mere is well-known for his bestselling annual, Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide, the first edition of which he created at the age of 18. Maltin has written or edited many other film-related books and television specials, and he has hosted, produced and/or written video documentaries. His title Leonard Maltin's 2012 Movie Guide made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012. He has hosted radio and cable programs, was a film critic for Playboy magazine, and has been the movie reviewer for Entertainment Tonight since 1982. Maltin has also appeared in several animated television series including South Park. He lectures on film and taught for nine years at New York City's New School for Social Research. Maltin currently teaches in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. He has been a guest curator for the film department of New York's Museum of Modern Art, president of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and a member of the National Film Preservation Board and the Advisory Board of the Hollywood Entertainment Museum. Maltin has been the recipient of awards and citations from the American Society of Cinematographers, Anthology Film Archives, The Society of Cinephiles, and the Telluride Film Festival. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Værker af Leonard Maltin

The Disney Films (1973) 211 eksemplarer
Leonard Maltin's Classic Movie Guide (2005) 200 eksemplarer
Leonard Maltin's 2008 Movie Guide (2007) 79 eksemplarer
Leonard Maltin's 2006 Movie Guide (2004) 71 eksemplarer
Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide 2005 (2004) 49 eksemplarer
Leonard Maltin's 2011 Movie Guide (2010) 45 eksemplarer
Movie Comedy Teams (1970) 44 eksemplarer
The Great Movie Shorts. (1972) 34 eksemplarer
The Real Stars (1973) 32 eksemplarer
Bonniers stora film- & videoguide (1995) 28 eksemplarer
The Art of the Cinematographer (1978) 21 eksemplarer
Leonard Maltin's 2012 Movie Guide (2011) 19 eksemplarer
The Whole Film Sourcebook (Plume) (1982) 12 eksemplarer
Leonard Maltin's TV Movies 1988 (1987) 12 eksemplarer
Behind the Camera (1971) 11 eksemplarer
TV Movies (1981-82) (1980) 9 eksemplarer
Hollywood Kids (1978) 8 eksemplarer
Leonard Maltin's TV Movies 1975 (1974) 6 eksemplarer
Hollywood the Movie Factory (1976) 6 eksemplarer
TV movies (1969) 6 eksemplarer
TV Movies, 1979-80 Edition (1978) 3 eksemplarer
Selected Short Subjects (2015) 2 eksemplarer
Leonard Maltin's TV Movies 1970 (1969) 2 eksemplarer
Television Movies and Video Guide (1987) 2 eksemplarer
TV Movies and Video Guide 1987 (1900) 1 eksemplar
Film Fan Monthly 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Gremlins (2006) — Introduktion — 210 eksemplarer
The Complete Peanuts: 1983-1984 Dailies & Sundays (2012) — Introduktion — 169 eksemplarer
Walt Disney Treasures: Silly Symphonies (2001) — Introduktion — 46 eksemplarer
Walt's Time (1998) — Introduktion — 41 eksemplarer
Mouse Tracks: The Story of Walt Disney Records (2006) — Forord — 35 eksemplarer
Walt Disney Treasures: Mickey Mouse in Living Color: Volume Two (2003) — Introduktion — 34 eksemplarer
Walt Disney Treasures: Mickey Mouse in Living Color (2001) — Introduktion — 33 eksemplarer
Walt Disney Treasures: Mickey Mouse in Black and White: Vol. One (2002) — Introduktion — 27 eksemplarer
Dr. Syn, Alias the Scarecrow [1963 film] (2008) — Introduktion — 25 eksemplarer
Walt Disney Treasures: The Complete Goofy (2002) — Introduktion — 18 eksemplarer
Walt Disney Treasures: Disneyland: Secrets, Stories & Magic (2007) — Introduktion — 15 eksemplarer
Walt Disney Treasures: More Silly Symphonies (1929-1938) (2006) — Introduktion — 10 eksemplarer
The Little Rascals: Volume 1 & 2 (2000) 8 eksemplarer

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It took Maltin and Bann 20 years to put together this marvelous tribute to “Our Gang”. The time spent researching, collecting, organizing, and writing was well worth it for any fan of these wonderful short films of the 20s, 30s, and 40s. We get a full chronology and celebration of these comedies, along with an account of the lives and times of the actors and staff of Hal Roach studios.
From the introduction:
“Specifically, what this book offers is a complete, illustrated Our Gang filmography, with selected production credits, comprehensive cast listings and character roles, plot synopsis, gag highlights, critical evaluations, related esorterica, interviews, pertinent and impertinent anecdotes, tidbits, transitional material, and now and then some published contemporary reviews.”
They give us all that--And, How!
The book opens and closes with a series of fantastic photographs. In between, along with the abundance of information, you’ll find film stills corresponding to the episode being discussed. There are only a few of the 292 pages without a photo and caption.
The authors provide us with a nice write-up of every film from the silents of 1922-29, (88 films) through the talkies of 1929-44 (133 films). The synopsis of each film is very detailed and accurate, though I disagreed with some of the critiques. I’m usually turned off by “professional” film critiques, so they didn’t add anything to my otherwise utter enjoyment here, but if you like such reviews, they will only enhance your reading pleasure.
There’s a nice section of biographies of some of the main actors. They run from one-half to two pages each, and are fairly detailed.
Other interesting additions include a short history of Hal Roach studios, the genesis of the idea for the films, and a treasurer’s report of what the films cost and earned. Small sections on merchandising, the television revival, and the Our Gang Cafe are bonuses. There’s also a chapter on where to find the films, although this information is dated, so not so reliable. For those interested in seeing a lot of these gems once more, you can find some nice, affordable collections on Amazon. You can also watch quite a few for free on Tubi.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves Our Gang, and would like to learn the history and behind-the-scenes stories. It’s a keeper for just the photos alone.
This is a review of the updated 1992 edition.
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MickeyMole | 1 anden anmeldelse | Oct 2, 2023 |
Good enough for what it is. Thankfully didn't gush too much over Martin and Lewis, but then was surprisingly tepid on Abbott and Costello. And Maltin has a serious hate-on for Zeppo, who never hurt anyone.

It caused me to add a bunch of stuff to my watchlist.
3Oranges | Jun 24, 2023 |
List of little-known but mostly quite good films. (I've seen about 30 of them).
kslade | 2 andre anmeldelser | Dec 8, 2022 |
Sweeping history of every major (and almost major) studio from the initial animated shorts to 1980, and with the even more valuable comprehensive list of every release for each studio. A must for fans of real animation, and of the later minimalist stuff that came out in the 1960s.
Razinha | 2 andre anmeldelser | Sep 21, 2022 |


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