Dec. 29, 2011
-- Applause Theatre & Cinema Books is pleased to release the most current volume of its beloved annual series, Screen World. Eagerly anticipated by the series’ devoted fans, this edition does not disappoint; it is this year’s ultimate lexicon for comprehensive information on every significant foreign and domestic film released in the United States.
Screen World 62 offers cast and crew listings, thumbnail synopses, and over 1,000 color and black-and-white photographs. This new edition highlights the seminal, Oscar-winning look at our technologically-
obsessed age, The Social Network; the Academy Award winner for Best Picture and crowd-pleasing hit The King’s Speech, featuring Colin Firth in his Oscar-winning performance;
and such other Best Picture nominees as Black Swan, for which Natalie Portman won Best Actress; the mind-blowing Inception, starring Leonardo Di Caprio; The Fighter, which brought Oscars to Christian Bale and Melissa Leo; and The Kids are All Right, with Annette Bening and Julianne Moore.
Screen World 62’s outstanding features include a color photo section of highlights; an index with over 19,000 entries; full-page photographs of the four Academy Award-winning actors as well as photos of all the acting nominees; a look at the year’s most promising new screen personalities;
a priceless biographical reference to more than 2,500 living stars; and obituaries for 2010.
Barry Monush (Metuchen, NJ) is the author of the acclaimed Encyclopedia of Hollywood Film Actors: From the Silent Era to 1965; Everybody’s Talkin’: The Top Films of 1965-1969; Hollywood Musicals: Year by Year (revised third edition); the Music on Film volume on West Side Story; and he is the co-author of Lucille Ball FAQ. He is a researcher for the Paley Center for Media in New York City.