Re: Motion Picture Guide

John Holland (
Tue, 15 Jan 2002 11:43:17 -0800 (PST)

We have it on our ready reference shelf here. I can't vouch for how much use
it gets overall, but it does give complete cast listings and usually lengthy
plot descriptions, as well as highly opinionated critiques - information which
isn't available in too many other print sources, but which is generally
available from Internet Movie Database. I notice that we haven't received an
annual update volume since 1999.

Mike Boedicker wrote:

> Has anyone used Jay Robert Nash's multi-volume Motion Picture Guide? It's
> being replaced with the "Master Directory of Motion Pictures," to be
> published in November 2002, which I might buy. If you own the previous
> guide, does it get much use? The new edition looks good but the price is
> rather steep for a smallish public library ($350). Thanks.
> Mike
> Mike Boedicker
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