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101 Action Movies You Must See Before You Die

3.67 of 5 stars 3.67  ·  rating details  ·  18 ratings  ·  1 review
Action movies can be called the purest form of cinema because they tell their stories visually, rather than through dialogue. Summarized in this entertaining book are 101 of the most famous action films of all time, from the early swashbucklers starring Douglas Fairbanks, to sci-fi panoramas like "Star Wars " and the "Terminator" series that was made famous by Arnold Schwa...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published September 1st 2010 by Barron's Educational Series
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Jeroen Berndsen
Jun 16, 2014 Jeroen Berndsen rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: filmlovers
A small pocketsized book that does exactly what its title suggests: 101 small articles (2 pages text, and 2 for a poster and movie still) about movies that are essential viewing when it comes to the action genre. While this can never be incontestable, the editor (Steven Jay Schneider) has made a pretty good selection with some indispensable titles, an oddball choice here and there notwithstanding.

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Steven Jay Schneider is a film critic, scholar, and producer with M.A. degrees in Philosophy from Harvard University and in Cinema Studies from New York University. He is the author and editor of numerous books on world cinema, most notably in the horror genre. They include Eurohorror, The Cinema of Wes Craven: An Auteur on Elm Street, Designing Fear: An Aesthetics of Cinematic Horror, Killing in...more
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