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With more than 1.75 million copies sold worldwide in thirty languages, 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die celebrates the great and groundbreaking, a treasure trove of incisive, witty and revealing insights. Spanning more than a century of extraordinary cinema, this comprehensive volume brings together some of the most significant movies from every country andall genres, from action to Western, through animation, comedy, documentary, musical, thriller, noir, short, romance and sci-fi. Newly revised and updated, this definitive edition features 500 original movie posters and hundreds of stunning movie stills. Quotes from movie directors and critics, together with little-known facts, complement the incisive reviews and vital statistics of each movie to make this the most fact-filled edition ever. So, whether your passion is rom-com or art house, The Blue Angel or Blue Velvet, 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die is bound to become the only film book to which you will ever turn / Book Description: The best-selling and essential movie reference book fully revised and updated for 2018 / About the Author: Steven Jay Schneider, one of the true connoisseurs of movie horror, has written, talked, taught and published extensively on all aspects of film, from aesthetics and psychoanalysis to the joys of the slasher flick. Here he has brought together more than fifty of the finest writers, reviewers, critics, professors, aficionados and filmmakers from around the globe. From Le Monde's Jean-Michel Frodon in Paris to Undercurrent's Chris Fujiwara in Tokyo, the team comprises the best that film writing has to offer. It includes contributors to Empire, Sight & Sound, Time Out, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Total Film, International Film Guide, LA Weekly, CineAction, Film Quarterly, NME, Washington Post, Filmmaker, Moviemaker and many more.
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This giant 960 page hardcover book is amazing and this short review cannot do it justice. This highly informative and enjoyable to read book is a movie lover’s dream. Even though this is the kind of book you can open to any page and enjoy the book; however, I have always been the type of book reader who always begins reading a book from the front first page to the last. Further I also always read the preface and introduction parts of the book.
This fantastic book is organized by year. There is a film index and checklist in the beginning portion of this volume. Movies that came out from 1900 up to 2011 are covered in this book. Each page gives a brief overview of the movie and why it is a must see film. There are so many great films in this collection that it would be impossible to list all of them. I was surprised at how many I had already seen. There were even a few of the silent films that I had seen in the past being a lifelong movie buff. One of the things I was surprised at was out of 1001 must see movies; Cyrano De Bererac starring Jose Ferrer was not mentioned. I know there were many movie versions over the years, but the 1930 film is certainly a classic. I am also disappointed that the movie “The Adventures of Don Juan” starring Errol Flynn in 1948 was also not on this must see movie list.
Once I began reading this book, it was hard to put down. I had already read half of this volume before I had to rest. If you are a movie buff you should check out this giant book. I am sure it is probably updated every few years. This one only goes up to movies made in 2011; nevertheless, it is still a fantastic read.
Rating: 5 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Author: The Samurai Soul: An old warrior’s poetic tribute).
The first movie I remember seeing in a theater was "The Absent-Minded Professor" in 1961. I was nine. So my knowledge of the first fifty-plus years of film making is a bit sketchy. Of course I'm familiar with (and own) copies of such titles as Chaplin's "The Gold Rush" (1925), Buster Keaton's "The General" (1927), as well as most of the domestically available films of the Marx Brothers, Laurel & Hardy, and W.C. Fields.
However, this book has intrigued me to look deeper into the silent film era, and there are no fewer than forty silent films listed. Of special interest to me are the two earliest entries: French director George Melies 1902 film "Le Voyage Dans la Lune (A Trip to the Moon)," 14 minutes; and what most regard as the first western, 1903's "The Great Train Robbery," 12 minutes, which was made by the Edison Company.
The author makes no attempts to rank the films included, and please note that nowhere does the title suggest that these are the 1,001 "best" films. Sure, many are great films. However, some are included mainly because of their historical or cultural significance. Bottom line, this is fascinating reading, and will certainly make for spirited debate around the office water cooler. If you approach this book with an open mind, you will not only be entertained but you might learn something as well. [Note: This is the 2011 updated edition. The final eight films are all from 2010; the most recent being "True Grit," which was released in December of that year.] RECOMMENDED
Watching movies is so subjective. One has to realize that there are hundreds, if not thousands of movies made every year across the globe. This book has to narrow down 100 years worth of work into a list of just 1001.
That said, this book is a great anthology of movies from 1900s-now. If anything, the movies in this book will give you a great introduction to films that were important to the time periods, the social identity of countries, and selected works of famous (and not so famous) directors.
If anything, this book is a great springboard to other films, directors, and actor's work.
This book is titled "1001 films to see before you die" not "The only movies you should see before you die." There is a difference.
I love this book. I love most of the movies included in the book. The pictures are a great compliment to the well-written essays on the selected films.
Whether you are a film buff or casual film watcher, this book is sure to give you a well-rounded understanding of the history of film, their creators, and a glimpse of the cinema mentality that has changed from culture to culture, generation to generation.