FILM INDEX
aka "John Reid's FILM INDEX/Reid's Movie Data"
Magazine from Sydney ,Australia
Ceased publication

- First and last issue: 1970-2004
- "Eccentric Australian magazine of the 1970s in leaflet form, which seemed to want to review every English-language film ever made in alphabetical order, as well as printing overviews of the careers of actors and actresses, also alphabetically." (P.G.)
- Editor: John Reid.
- Started as Australian Film Guide.
- 54 issues were published from 1970 to 1979.
- After an interruption of 8 years, a new series started in 1987.
- 63 volumes/"reference books" of the 2nd series were published in Australia.
- Volumes 1 to 12 were in hardback with dust jackets; Volumes 13-63 had perfect-bound/soft covers.
- Every volume/issue covers a theme with synopsis, reviews, cast lists, info and notes for every film.
- In 2004, Lulu Books in the USA started publishing new volumes (now called "Reid's Movie Data").
- A5 format (A4 since issue #64); around 200 pages.

Last updated:
2021-01-23

Recent updates


Special thanks for this page goes to:
Pierre Greenfield
Scott Matheson
Garry Malvern

COVERS FOUND & MISSING
Info from the Database
Listing is not complete, so it is not known what is missing.
There are 121 issues listed in the database

Info from the Cover Gallery
Covers found: 40
Covers missing: Not known
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CONTENTS: 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2004 GALLERIES: 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2004 All

Issue 29
1997
Friday Flicks


Issue 28
1997
Fox Fanfare: Cinemascope 5


Issue 27
1996
Saturday Nights At The Pictures


Issue 26
1996
Big Picture Fox: Cinemascope 4


Issue 25
1996
Cinemascope Strikes Back


Issue 24
1996
Color By Technicolor


Issue 23
1996
Hollywood Gold: More Films Of The Forties


Issue 22
1996
Movies Rare And Curious


Issue 21
1996
Highlights Of British Cinema


Issue 20
1996
More Matinee Movies


Issue 19
1996
The Lion'S Last Roar: M-G-M 1955-1974


Issue 18
1995
Fox Followers: Cinemascope Revolution 2


Issue 17
1995
Fighting Fox: Cinemascope Revolution 1


Issue 16
1995
Favourite Films


Issue 15
1995
Movies At Midnight


Issue 14
1995
Saturday Matinee Movies


Issue 13
1994
Suspense In The Cinema


Issue 12
1993
Films Of The Fabulous Fifties 2


Issue 11
1993
Films Of The Fabulous Fifties 1


Issue 10
1993
More Movie Thrillers


Issue 9
1993
'B' Movies Of The Fifties


Issue 8
1993
Tom Howard On Mystery Movies


Issue 7
1991
Movies As Entertainment


Issue 6
1991


Back cover

Issue 6
1991
Unique Black & White


Issue 5
1990
A Feast Of Films


Issue 4
1990
Academy Award-Winning Films 1940-1947


Issue 3
1989
Academy Award-Winning Films Of The Thirties


Issue 2
1988


Issue 1
1987


Issue 54
1979


Issue 53
1979


Issue 52
1979


Issue 51
1979


Issue 50
1979


Issue 49
1979


Issue 48
1978


Issue 47
1977


Issue 46
1977


Issue 45
1977

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