1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

Book - 2013
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This brand-new edition of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die covers more than a century of movie history. Every film profile is packed with details including the director and cast, a plot summary and production notes, and little-known facts relating to the film's history. Is it any wonder this intensely readable book has sold more than 1.5 million copies world wide?

Chronicling the complete history of filmmaking, this important survey dates back to silent-era sensations such as D. W. Griffith's controversial The Birth of a Nation and the immortal Little Tramp movies of Charlie Chaplin. It then covers blockbusters of the more recent past like Gone with the Wind , A Clockwork Orange , Avatar , and The Black Swan . Also described are Hollywood's most memorable musicals, great dramas, screwball comedies, experimental "New Wave" films from 1950s and '60s Europe, major films noir, classic westerns, action and adventure films, and outstanding documentaries.

This all-new edition has been updated with: 50 new films 200 new images Key quotations from the movies More movie posters than ever New interesting facts and movie trivia

For students of cinema, discerning film buffs, DVD collectors, and readers who simply enjoy reminiscing over cherished screen moments, the 5th edition of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die is a must-have compilation of film knowledge.
Publisher: Hauppauge, N.Y. : Barron's, 2013.
Edition: Completely rev. and updated ed.
ISBN: 9780764166136
Characteristics: 960 p. : ill. (chiefly ill.) ; 22 cm.


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Dec 15, 2016

I've seen 59 out of the 1001 films listed here. A lot of good ones and several that I've heard of but not seen. My one complaint is that it seems that the majority of films listed in this book are foreign. Otherwise a good book for any film buff.

May 23, 2014

Ive always rated books like this highly due to how detailed they are, and the info contained within. A very hard book to put down and loaded with photos and tidbits on cinema, this book is a great addition to any film lover's bookshelf and a helpful assist in finding those titles you want to view.

Apr 24, 2014

The first time I ever saw 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die sitting on a shelf in a now defunct bookstore, I immediately seized it, plopped down on the the floor and began...counting. Yes, yes, I'm a tad obsessed. Still, to find out that there are so many worthy movies out there waiting to be viewed is so exciting. I saw the mighty tome as a map leading to vast amounts of buried treasure.

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Apr 22, 2014

If you are a serious film enthusiast, and affectionado, then this finely detailed and photo packed book is right for you. Will keep you captivated, and informed for hours on end. I have a copy of this at home on my shelf and is one of my favorite reads.

Dimmu16 Aug 22, 2012

Had a lot of good suggestions from literally everywhere and any time.

May 18, 2011

A subjective view, to-be-sure, but a great one, none-the-less - and a must read for anyone who takes their movie-viewing seriously! Bravo to everyone involved in this book - a real treasure for film fanatics... like me! lol


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