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Ephraim Katz (11 March 1932 – 2 August 1992) was a writer, journalist, and filmmaker who devoted his life to gathering the information in his book, The Film Encyclopedia, first published in 1979.

Katz, born in Tel Aviv, studied law and economics at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He later studied political science at Hunter College, New York and cinema at New York University.

Ephraim was a film reporter and critic in Israel, before moving to the United States in 1959. Residing in New York, he made television documentaries for CBS, including The Taste of Sunday, one of its first in color, and later for NBC. Katz, Quentin Reynolds, and Zwy Aldouby co-wrote the book Minister of Death: The Adolf Eichmann Story (1960), about Israel's capture of Eichmann.

Ephraim Katz directed many documentaries, educational and industrial films, but his greatest contribution to cinema was his single-volume work, The Film Encyclopedia (1st hardcover edition, 1979). One of the most comprehensive critical and historical works on film in print, he single-handedly wrote the entire first edition. The Encyclopedia contains biographical and critical information about many major and minor figures in films including actors, directors, producers, and production people. It also chronicles the history of cinema around the world and contains definitions and descriptions of technical processes and film terminology. A softcover version of the first edition was released by Harper & Row in 1990.

Katz and his wife Helen had two daughters, Alyssa and Laura. He died in New York City of emphysema on August 2, 1992.

At the time of his death, Katz was in the process of updating The Film Encyclopedia. The second edition was eventually completed by two colleagues, Fred Klein and Ronald Dean Nolen, and released in 1994. Klein and Nolen continued to revise and update Katz's work as needed, with a 3rd edition released in 1998; a 4th edition in 2001, and a 5th edition in 2005. Nolen alone revised and issued a 6th edition of Katz's work, published in 2008.

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Total Books: 14
The Film Encyclopedia 7e The Complete Guide to Film and the Film Industry
The Film Encyclopedia 6e The Complete Guide to Film and the Film Industry
2008 - The Film Encyclopedia 6e the Complete Guide to Film and the Film Industry (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780061432859
ISBN-10: 0061432857
Genres: Reference, Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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The Film Encyclopedia 5e  The Most Comprehensive Encyclopedia of World Cinema in a Single Volume
2005 - The Film Encyclopedia 5e the Most Comprehensive Encyclopedia of World Cinema in a Single Volume [Film Encyclopedia] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060742140
ISBN-10: 0060742143
Genres: Reference, Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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The Film Encyclopedia The Most Comprehensive Encyclopedia of World Cinema in a Single Volume
Film Encyclopedia 4e The Macmillan International
2001 - Film Encyclopedia 4e the Macmillan International (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780333906903
ISBN-10: 033390690X
Genres: Reference, Humor & Entertainment
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The Film Encyclopedia
1998 - The Film Encyclopedia [3rd ed] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780062734921
ISBN-10: 006273492X
Genres: Reference, Humor & Entertainment
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THE MACMILLAN INTERNATIONAL FILM ENCYCLOPEDIA
1998 - The Macmillan International Film Encyclopedia (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780333740378
ISBN-10: 0333740378
Genres: Reference, Humor & Entertainment
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The Film Encyclopedia
1994 - The Film Encyclopedia (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780062730893
ISBN-10: 0062730894
Genres: Arts & Photography, Business & Money, Reference, Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
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The International Film Encyclopedia
1982 - The International Film Encyclopedia (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780333316450
ISBN-10: 0333316452
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Film Encyclopedia
1982 - Film Encyclopedia (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780399506017
ISBN-10: 0399506012
Genres: Arts & Photography, Reference, Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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The Film Encyclopedia The Most Comprehensive Encyclopedia of World Cinema in a Single Volume
The Film Encyclopedia
The Film Encyclopedia (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780690012040
ISBN-10: 0690012047
Genres: Arts & Photography, Reference, Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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