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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 960 pages
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series; 4 edition (September 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764164228
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764164224
  • Product Dimensions: 2.4 x 6.7 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #563,471 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'I have, by the way, seen 943 of the 1001 movies, and am carefully rationing the remaining titles to prolong my life.' - Roger Ebert. 'Both a fun stroll through some all-time favourites, and a guilty reminder of just how many great movies I haven't seen yet...' - Aubrey Day, Total Film. 'As edited by Steven Jay Schneider, it makes for addictive browsing, and likewise features top quality stills.' - Film Review. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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(back cover)
"The real usefulness of . . . 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die, is that it provides good ideas for DVD rentals. I have, by the way, seen 943 of the 1001 movies, and am carefully rationing the remaining titles to prolong my life."
--Roger Ebert

"1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die is . . . a great motivating guide to cinema. After reading one of its engaging, often profound entries on a missed film, you want to run out and rent it."
--Dallas Morning News

"Schneider and his team . . . explain why each film is a must see. Schneider's choices are irrefutable."
--Library Journal

(front cover flap)
Inside this book is everything you need to know about the movies you simply must see--all 1001 of them! Whether you're looking for your favorite film or just trying to decide what to watch tonight, 1001 Movies will serve as your ultimate movie guide. This fully updated edition includes the most memorable movies that have ever been made, right up to the multi-Oscar winning The King's Speech, Cannes' champ Of Gods and Men, and the latest masterpiece from the Coen Brothers, True Grit, plus many more. It presents everything you need to know about the most magnificent must-see films--not only the ones you shouldn't have missed the first time around, but also all of those classics that are worth seeing again and again.
Open this book to any page and you'll find each major film's vital statistics, plus a few facts that just might surprise you. If you collect DVDs, you'll find this volume to be a must for your bookshelf--but even if you're simply a casual moviegoer, you're sure to enjoy browsing through this big, updated edition.
For students of cinema, for discerning film buffs, for enthusiastic fans, and for readers who enjoy thumbing through and reminiscing over unforgettable screen memories, here's the place to start reading. You'll find information and reviews covering more than a century of memorable movies.
So read, enjoy, and relish!

(back cover flap)
Steven Jay Schneider is a film critic, scholar, and producer with postgraduate degrees in Philosophy (Harvard University) and Cinema Studies (New York University.) He is the author of many books on the cinematic arts, and the editor of several 101 Before You Die film compendiums by category, available in North America from Barron's.



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I gave this as a Christmas gift and the recipient loved it.
Vivien H. Cuneo
This book is great inspiration to see movies you've always wanted to see or forgot about, or never heard of.
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We produce a radio feature that recommends great indie, documentary, and foreign films to rent.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Robert Beveridge HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on May 12, 2013
Format: Hardcover
Steven Jay Schneider (ed.), 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (Barron's, 2005)

I have no idea how I didn't review this the first time around, but it seems I didn't, so here we are close to three years later; according to my spreadsheet, I finished this up on January 31, 2010.

Schneider's book is different than a number of others of this ilk I have reviewed, and loved, in the past in that Schneider is acting as editor here; the 1001 pieces are collected from a number of film critics, rather than this being a personal selection of Schneider's. As such, you're not going to find many surprises here (only eighty of the films listed are unique to this thousand-best collection from among the eleven thousand-best collections I have data on); this in itself is no surprise, given Ebert's Rules of Best-of Lists (basically, the more cooks you have contributing to the soup, the more generic that soup is likely to be).

And yet I certainly don't mean to imply that this isn't a worthwhile reference; far from it. There's a lot of overlap with other thousand-best lists, but if you're not a collector, that's not going to mater a whit to you. Any single thousand-best list is going to give you a wealth of places to turn the next time you're looking for a good movie. Schneider's doesn't have the quirkiness of, say, David Thomson's list in Have You Seen...?, or the canonical feel of Jonathan Rosenbaum's list (which can be found online as well as in one of his books), but it's not like sticking a dart in and picking the movie it stops at is going to steer you wrong. If you're a neophyte film buff, someone who's just starting to get into the classics, or someone who wants to expand your film horizons, Schneider's tome will do just as well as any of the others.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Almost on December 26, 2013
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A nice collection of movies to see, but the Nook ebbok version is sadly missing a table of content, making navigation impossible.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Santiago on August 24, 2013
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This book is great. Every person truly interested in cinema should have it. The selection is great and quite varied, plus the brief essays really explain why they should be on this book. It is very easy to read and well designed. Also the several indexes and the checklist make it easier when you really want to watch as many movies as possible.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bonnie Brody TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 10, 2013
Format: Hardcover
Watching movies is one of the things that I love to do. It is wonderful to have a guide to what the best movies are and this book does not disappoint. It goes from 1900 to the year 2010 and includes a myriad of movies, all choses for careful and good reasons. I plan on going through the whole book and checking off the movies that I want to see as each movie has a description that lists the year it was made, the language it is in, its producer, Oscar nominations (if any), along with the screenwriters, photographers, music, and any film festivals it has been in.

I like the fact that it has pop movies as well as movies that are more intellectual. There is something for everyone in this book. I have a lot of fun and juicy work cut out for myself if I want to even make a dent in watching what's included in this book. I thank the publishers for all the hard work that went into creating this book. It is quite useful.
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By Sarah Hawthorne on December 20, 2013
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Bought it for my son who is a movie buff. It didn't even make it to the coffee table. I thumbed through it myself and thought it a great reference.
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By Vivien H. Cuneo on October 30, 2013
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I gave this as a Christmas gift and the recipient loved it. Definitely worth five stars for content and price. vivienc
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Books like this ("list books") are usually the type of read that starts off exciting, but then turns exhaustive. "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die" is no different. At first, you'll think "boy oh boy...these are the must-gee movies of the generations!". As you turn page after page after page, though, you'll realize that (like we should have all along!) it is little more than a list put together but a bunch of film critics. Nothing more, nothing less. While they may have more experience in watching a wide variety of films than the average theater-goer, their opinion is no more/less valid than your own.

There are two reasons I enjoyed this book:

1. I like to read the synopsis of the films I had already seen, hearing what the authors had to say about them.

2. I got some new ideas for movies to pursue in the future. Will I watch all 1001? Not hardly. But the compendium does give a nice listing of solid movies in chronological order starting in the early 1900s.

So, this is just a nice little coffee table book. If you are thinking it has any deep significance besides a really catchy title, than you might be a bit disappointed once you crack the cover. Taken for what it is, though, it's a fun read or reference material.
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By Christian on September 4, 2013
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This book is great! Yes there is a few film titles which I feel are missing from it. But they are somewhat newer so I wont criticize. Other than that.! this is awesome! and I got it for a great price. I cant wait to see the films ive missed.
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