One thousand one movies you must see before you die

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Barron's Educational Series, Oct 1, 2008 - Performing Arts - 960 pages
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This special Fifth Anniversary Edition of the acclaimed film reference guide is packed with virtually everything movie lovers need to know about the films they simply must see. Stephen Jay Schneider and his team of writers have brought the book up to date by including the most memorable movies released during the past five years. Among their new additions are The Queen, The Lives of Others, Brokeback Mountain, and several more recent movies that have attracted worldwide attention. Covering more than a century of filmmaking and dating back to silent-era sensations such as Edwin S. PorterÂ's The Great Train Robbery and ChaplinÂ's The Gold Rush, this book describes musicals, dramas, screwball comedies, experimental “New Wave” films from 1950s and Â'60s Italy and France, major films noir, classic westerns, action and adventure films, and even memorable documentaries. It lists each filmÂ's director and cast, presents a plot summary and production notes, and cites interesting, often little-known facts relating to the filmÂ's cast, storyline, and production. For students of cinema, discerning film buffs, DVD collectors, and readers who enjoy thumbing through and reminiscing over cherished screen moments, 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die is the place to start reading. Filled with 800 movie still shots and actorsÂ' photos.

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1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die: 5th Anniversary Edition

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Scholar and film critic Schneider has edited a highly informative and entertaining book about not-to-be-missed movies, equipped with approximately 800 movie stills and actors' photos. All 1001 entries ... Read full review

1001 movies you must see before you die

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Film buffs willing to challenge the claim made by Schneider (Understanding Film Genres) that they must see his selection of 1,001 international films are in for a shock. This heavy, boxlike, full ... Read full review


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Stephen Jay Schneider is a film critic, scholar, and an author and editor of several books on films and filmmaking. Among his recent titles are 501 Movie Stars and 501 Movie Directors, both available in North America from Barron’s.

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