1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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“1001 MOVIES You Must See Before You Die ... a great motivating guide to cinema. After reading one of its engaging, often profound entries on a missed film, you want to run out and rent it.”
Dallas Morning News
“If you’re constantly wondering what to pop into the VCR or DVD player, get this book!”
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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
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
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
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
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
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
1) ideia: juntar em uma lista os 1001 filmes que valem a pena serem vistos - veja bem, não é lista dos MELHORES filmes e sim filmes que, por algum motivo, contribuíram com a indústria do cinema;
2) execução: o livro conta com a colaboração de 67 conhecedores de cinema (não são exatamente críticos) de todas as partes do mundo. Isso quer dizer que há filmes de tudo quanto é país, não só americanos ou europeus.
3) conteúdo: há todo o ...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
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
Here are the best ones:
-Beauty and the Beast
-The Wolf of Wall Street
-Guardians of the Galaxy
-Star Wars: The Force Awakens
-Life of Pi
-The Dark Knight
-Let the Right One In
-The Social Network
-Good Bye, Lenin!
But how can we tell if ...more
Like books, subjective opinion on great films is given to cultural bias, which means when you are reading a "100 greatest films" list, you ...more