Screen World: The Films of 2008
Barry Monush, John A. Willis
Hal Leonard, 2009 - Performing Arts - 454 pages
(Screen World). The up-to-date illustrated film reference book annual, with over 1,000 film stills. Movie fans eagerly await each new edition of Screen World , the definitive record of the cinema since 1949. Volume 60 provides an illustrated listing of every significant American and foreign film released in the United States in 2008, documented with more than 1,000 color and black-and-white photographs. This new edition of Screen World highlights Best Picture nominees Milk , starring Sean Penn; The Curious Case of Benjamin Button , with Brad Pitt; Ron Howard's Frost/Nixon ; and the independent sleeper Slumdog Millionaire ; as well as Pixar's Oscar-winning WALL-E and the year's top box-office hit, The Dark Knight , starring Christian Bale and the late Heath Ledger. Screen World 's outstanding features include a color section of highlights and a comprehensive index with over 19,000 entries; full-page photographs of the four Academy Award-winning actors as well as photos of all acting nominees; a look at the year's most promising new screen personalities; complete film information: cast and characters, credits, production company, date released, rating, capsule plot summary, and running time; biographical entries: a priceless reference on nearly 2,500 living stars, including real name, school, and date and place of birth; and obituaries for 2008.