Re: Maltin, etc.

Wed, 13 Sep 2000 07:44:16 -0700 (PDT)

I use Video Hound at home.
One reason to have more than one of these is the variety of
ratings or critical opinions about the pictures.

"Andrea Slonosky" <> on
09/13/2000 09:44:05 AM

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Subject: Maltin, etc.

I recently requested that Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide,
Videohound's Golden Movie Retriever, and Halliwell's Film Guide all be
placed on standing order, with the old copies being weeded as soon as the
new copies were in. I've been asked if they are all necessary.

My feeling is that they are all useful for faculty who want to think about
including films in their courses, they provide a quick guide to feature
films available on video, and they all have a slightly different emphasis
and coverage, not to mention criteria. Currently there are no provisions
in the library to maintain these titles, beyond my own memory.  I want to
respond that they are useful and necessary in the same way that multiple
English dictionaries are, and far less expensive, but  thought I'd check
with the collective before shooting my mouth off!

So the questions  are: in your respected opinions, are these titles
different from each other? Are they all necessary? If not, which one(s)
would you prefer to have handy all the time? Personally, I like Halliwell
for the pithy reviews, Maltin for the volume and Videohound for ease of


Andrea Slonosky
Media Librarian
Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus
(718) 488-1311