1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

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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.
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    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 You Must See Before You Die 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 Argo, Cannes’ champ Amour and the latest masterpiece from Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained, 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're a film connoisseur, you’ll find this updated volume a must for your bookshelf―but even if you’re simply a casual moviegoer, you’re sure to enjoy browsing through this invaluable movie guide.
    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 and relish!

    About the Author:

    Steven Jay Schneider is a film critic, film historian, and author and editor of several books on film and film making, many of them available in North America from Barron’s.

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