1001 Movies You Must See Before You DiePaperback Cassell Illustrated
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- Publisher: Cassell Illustrated
- Format: Paperback | 960 pages
- Dimensions: 164mm x 210mm x 54mm | 1,918g
- Publication date: 1 October 2012
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1844037339
- ISBN 13: 9781844037339
- Illustrations note: 800 images
- Sales rank: 74,093
With more than one million copies sold worldwide in twenty-four languages, 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die celebrates the great and groundbreaking, classic and cult, must-see movies of all time and offers a treasure trove of incisive, witty and revealing insights into the world of film. Completely updated and revised for 2012, 1001 Movies is illustrated with hundreds of stunning film stills, portraits and poster art, bringing together the most significant movies from all genres, from action to Western, through animation, comedy, documentary, musical, noir, romance, thriller, short and sci-fi. The selection includes movies from over 30 countries and spans more than a century of extraordinary cinema. Whether your passion is rom-com or art house, The Blue Angel or Blue Velvet, 1001 Movies is the book for you.
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Steven Jay Schneider, one of the true connoisseurs of movie horror, has written, talked, taught and published extensively on all aspects of film, from aesthetics and psychoanalysis to the joys of the slasher flick. Here he has brought together more than 50 of the finest writers, reviewers, critics, professors, aficionados and filmmakers from around the globe. From Le Monde's Jean-Michel Frodon in Paris to Undercurrent's Chris Fujiwara in Tokyo, the team compromises the best that film writing has to offer and includes contributiors to Empire, Sight & Sound, Time Out, Rolling Stone, the New York Times, Total Film, International Film Guide, LA Weekly, CineAction, Film Quarterly, NME, the Washington Post, Filmmaker, Moviemaker and many more. Jason Solomons writes film columns for the Observer and the Mail on Sunday and is a broadcaster on film.
'I have, by the way, seen 943 of the 1001 movies, and am carefully rationing the remaining titles to prolong my life.' - Roger Ebert. 'Both a fun stroll through some all-time favourites, and a guilty reminder of just how many great movies I haven't seen yet...' - Aubrey Day, Total Film. 'As edited by Steven Jay Schneider, it makes for addictive browsing, and likewise features top quality stills.' - Film Review.
Table of contents
Preface Introduction Film Index and Checklist 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 Contributors Genre Index Director Index Picture Acknowledgments