Guide for the Film Fanatic

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Simon & Schuster, 1986 - Performing Arts - 521 pages
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On cover: A critical checklist of more than 1600 must-see midnight movies, classics, silents, epics, camp favorites, cult picks, sleepers, video smashes, and more.

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User Review  - Rod - Goodreads

Terribly out of date of course, having come out in 1986. And like so many list-books written by critics, he loves some things I hated and hates some things I loved. But, still a good beginner's guide ... Read full review

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User Review  - datrappert - LibraryThing

Peary has a few good things to say about a few films, but on a value per page basis this is not one of my favorite film guides. Read full review


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About the author (1986)

Danny Peary is a sports and pop culture historian who has published twenty books. His movie, television, music, and sports articles and interviews have appeared in such publications as "FilmInk", "Movieline", "Satellite" "Direct", "OnDirect TV", "TV Guide", "TV Guide-Canada", "Cosmopolitan", "The New York Times", "The Daily News", "The Boston Globe", "Sports Collectors Digest", "The Soho News", "The Philadelphia Bulletin", "Films in Focus", "Films and Filming", "Slant", "L.A. Panorama", "Memories and Dreams", "The East Hampton Independent", and "Country Weekly". He is the New York correspondent for the Australian magazine "FilmInk" and a contributing editor for He lives in New York City and Sag Harbor, New York.

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