Twenty-four frames a second, 100 heartbeats a minute, a dozen emotional highs an hour - and shockwaves that last a lifetime: that's cinema. Films entertain us like nothing else can, but they also have the power to change our lives. A film can frighten or reassure us, make us laugh, make us sad or remorseful, make us want to change the world.
This is not a reference book, nor an argument for a cannon. Time Out's 1000 Films to change your life is, instead, a celebration of the life-changing force of the movies, by 50 of the people best placed to explain it: people who are both inspired film-goers and inspirational film-makers; actors and actresses; critics and writers. This book proves how much the movies still matter.
Contributors also include: Jonathan Demme, Holly Hunter, Terry Jones, Takeshi Kitano, Michael Mann , Ken Loach & Steven Soderbergh