Arranged alphabetically from Airplane! through The Wizard of Oz , this volume favors the commercial mainstream (other choices are Frankenstein and Batman ), sometimes to the point of quite dubious selections (e.g., Grease, The Exorcist ). Mercifully, the author forgoes plot synopses of the generally well-known movies, offering instead brief essays on how each film was made. The most interesting section is usually "Can you spot . . . ?" which notes such enjoyable minutiae as continuity lapses and technical tricks. A few Briticisms (Van Gelder is a BBC producer) will puzzle American readers, and there's not much new here for knowledgeable film buffs, but it's pleasant entertainment for general audiences.
- John Smothers, Monmouth Cty. Lib., Manalapan, N.J.
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