1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
Here is everything you need to know about the movies you simply must see—all 1001 of them! Whether you want to look up details about a film you thought you knew by heart, or if you’re simply trying to decide what to watch tonight, 1001 Movies will serve as your ultimate movie guide. It presents everything you need to know about those magnificent, must-see films—not only t...more
Don’t know why I did not review this before, I have been using it for years. I’ve seen 492 of the 1001 movies listed, and lemme tell y ...more
1001 movies. ONE THOUSAND AND ONE MOVIES.
And they didn't include The Labyrinth. Or Mary Poppins. Or The Seven-Year Itch. Or a multitude of other movies that there is absolutely NO reason to leave off the list.
ESPECIALLY when I turned the page and saw the words "There's Something About Mary".
You're going to include a shitty-ass movie like that, which is not in any way funny, and you're going to leave off something as incredib ...more
It is arranged in chronological order from the 1900s to the present day.
The films contained therein, are a real variety of genres and styles.
There are reviews and information about many films I am familiar with, and a good few I am not.
Each film is described by one of the contributors with details of the whys and wherefores it is included in the book.
There are many foreign language films included in this guide including French, Russian, German, Italian, Japanese and Spani ...more
2017; Barron's Educational Series
(Review Not on Blog)
I love these kind of reference books on movies as it is interesting to see how my opinion differs or is the similar. Very easy to read and fun.
***I received an eARC from EDELWEISS***
I'm an insane movie nut, yet even I am not sure if you have to see any movies befor ...more
Angels with Dirty Faces - 1938
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington - 1939
Wizard of Oz - 1939
Pinocchio - 1940
Casablanca - 1942
It's a Wonderful Life - 1946
Rear Window - 1954
Psycho - 1960
West Side Story - 1961
To Kill a Mockingbird - 1962
A Hard Day's Night - 1964
The Graduate - 1967
Cool Hand Luke - 1967
Woodstock - 1970
Willy Wonka ...more
For one thing, none of the pictures were labeled. I know the pictures came from the movie being described, but it would have been nice to know who the actor was, who the character was, and maybe a little blurb about that scene.
The other thing that bothered me w ...more
Also, I don't know if this was some sort of sick joke, but how is it that schlock like "Armageddon" and "There's Something About Mary" make the list of movies one must see before their death, yet ...more
Whiplash (2014) - didn't like
Birdman (2014) - didn't like
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Boyhood (2014) - didn't like
12 years a Slave (2013) - didn't like
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) - didn't like
Life of Pi (2012) - didn't like
Django Uncha ...more
I have no idea how I didn't review this the first time around, but it seems I didn't, so here we are close to three years later; according to my spreadsheet, I finished this up on January 31, 2010.
Schneider's book is different than a number of others of this ilk I have reviewed, and loved, in the past in that Schneider is acting as editor here; the 1001 pieces are collected from a number of film critics, rather ...more
But how can we tell if ...more
I love films and, when I found out about this book, I'd seen between 200 and 300 of them. There are many films I learned of that I'd not likely have seen were it not for this list and it's many editions.
If you would like t ...more
A nice collection of films - some that I agree with, some that I don't (but that's going to happen with everyone, isn't it?) Some of the reviews are a bit simplistic and some contain spoilers. The pictures make for good viewing (and so they should) but often don't contain credits. Little bug-bears. It's a fantastic book to leave on your coffee table (along with 1001 Books to Read Before You Die of c ...more
My spouse immediately fired up Netflix and began checking to see how many he could find there. Failing that, he's scouring the library. For his entertainment, I'd give the book a 5.
1900s - None.
1910s - I've seen part of one.
1920s - Two and part of a third one.
1930s - Wow - six!
1940s - Eleven, thank goodness for Disney.
1950s - Fourteen, mostly because someone here likes old Westerns. ...more
This book catalogs an excellent selection of the must see movies through a chronological time line that starts with the silent films in the early 1900’s and quickly jumps into the 50’s when the film industry burst open. It’s a real kick to flip through this hefty book and view one’s life through the films that the Boomer lifestyle inspired. Or was it film that created the lifestyle? Often it’s ...more
It's a book that works more as a guide. I actually didn't read all the information of all the movies, only the ones I've seen. It contains spoilers. What I did was marked which ones I'm interested in seeing someday. For movie fans it's no a bad guide. The quality of paper and the pictures are great!