1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

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Steven Jay Schneider
Barron's Educational Series, 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. Porter¬'s The Great Train Robbery and Chaplin¬'s The Gold Rush, this book describes musicals, dramas, screwball comedies, experimental ¬“New Wave¬” films from 1950s and ¬'60s Italy and France, major films noir, classic westerns, action and adventure films, and even memorable documentaries. It lists each film¬'s director and cast, presents a plot summary and production notes, and cites interesting, often little-known facts relating to the film¬'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 actors¬' photos.

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Review: 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (1001 Before You Die)

User Review  - Brittany - Goodreads

A fun Christmas present we received. We've enjoyed finding some good movies from this book and it's re-motivated us to check out classics we still haven't seen (As if we need to watch more movies-yikes!) Read full review

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User Review  - JJ - Goodreads

This is the first list of movies I've seen that focuses more on variety and worldwide appeal than finding the "best" movies of all time. I discovered the book just when the 2013 "10th Anniversary" (or ... 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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