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1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Hardcover – September 1, 2011
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From the Inside Flap
"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."
"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."
(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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About the Author
Steven Jay Schneider is a film critic, film historian, and an author and editor of several books on films and filmmaking, many of them available in North America from Barron's. He is currently in Hollywood, where he plans to produce movies of his own.
Jason Solomons is a British film critic whose reviews appear regularly in the Guardian.
Top customer reviews
This edition has been updated to include films from the first decade of the twenty first century (although many deserving independent and foreign films from this time are absent which is most likely due to needing to keep the list at 1001). Overall, it's a great start for any prospective film buff and a nice way to discover somethings that older film buffs may have missed.
We use it as a fun tool to pick out which movie we want to watch next.
Each page gives a description/review of the film. Director and Main Cast, and also includes a fun fact for each film. Along with some other things.