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Special Issue #59 • ships from Jul 28 2005
News-stand Price UK £5.99 / US $9.99

132 pages

Film Review is 55!!

A Brief History of Film Review
• We take a look back at the long and illustrious history of this evergreen magazine

The Top 55…
Continuing with our theme of 55, we explore some different aspects of this number, in terms of…

• Decade by decade, we’ve tracked down the most striking pictures of the last 55 years, from 1950’s Sunset Boulevard through to 1971’s A Clockwork Orange and 2002’s The Pianist

• We highlight the talents of the best English-speaking actors to grace the silver screen during the last 55 years, including Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant, Robert De Niro & Nicole Kidman

• We pay homage to the best international directors to date, including such cinematic legends as Fritz Lang, Akira Kurosawa, Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg

The Five Most Important Movies
Continuing with the 5 theme, we move on to look at our choice for 5 important movies in the last 55 years…

Star Wars
• From the bold reinvention of an archetypal story to the innovative special effects, we examine just what it is about this seminal Sci-Fi flick that changed the movie industry

• We examine the thoughts of Hitchcock himself, and the reflections of his actress daughter, to try to unravel the success of this darkly comic shocker

Rebel Without a Cause
• Flawed parental figures, middle-class myopia and moody teenagers are just three of the ingredients that made this an explosively influential film on its release

Reservoir Dogs
• Tarantino explores the creative process that led to him making this low-budget classic, while Harvey Keitel reveals what drew him to the script

Jurassic Park
• More than just a collection of ingeniously animated lizards, we go under the skin of this spectacular Spielberg adventure and hunt down the source of its success


Billy Bob Thornton
• The renowned actor and director, and frequent favourite of gossip columnists, reveals how packed his upcoming schedule is and explains why he chose to make Bad News Bears

Sean Bean
• The barnstorming Brit explains why his filming schedule has been keeping him away from home for nearly a year at a time and reflects on his increasingly successful career


The Film Review Directory
• Two months’ worth of film reviews all in one place!

Trailer Park
• Our take on six of the latest Trailers, from Peter Jackson’s long-awaited King Kong, to Terry Gilliam’s The Brother’s Grimm, Disney’s Chicken Little, the colourful Keira Knightley outing Domino, Jodie Foster’s latest, Flightplan, and the swashbuckling adventure The Legend of Zorro

Bonus magazine in the UK
  • On news-stands the Special is available with Issue #69 of Ultimate DVD . UK subscribers will also receive this special release

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