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1001: Movies You Must See Before You Die [Paperback]

Steven Jay Schneider
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1 Oct 2012 1001
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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  • Paperback: 960 pages
  • Publisher: Cassell (1 Oct 2012)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 1844037339
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844037339
  • Product Dimensions: 20.2 x 16 x 6.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 191,425 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'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.

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Packed with vital statistics, and a few facts that may surprise you, this is a collector's must for the bookshelf as well as an entertaining read for all those who love the wonderful world of film.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book to read on many different levels 18 Jan 2013
By Janie U TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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This book can be read in many different ways
- try it as a competition - how many have you seen?
- use it to make a plan - which films do I want to see next?
- expend your knowledge - you think you're a film buff, bet there are films here that you've never even heard of
- toilet book - great to open randomly and read about what you find
However you read the book, if you have any interest in films then you will enjoy it
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Forgotten and the Unknown 27 Jan 2013
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This weighty tome provides a wealth of films old and new to dip into. As a recent Lovefilm subscriber I have found it invaluable for populating my rental list, and my wife and I are now viewing and enjoying films we would otherwise have been unaware of or forgotten. Highly recommended.
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1.0 out of 5 stars An appalling omission. 12 Dec 2013
David Putnam once described East of Eden as the greatest film ever made - undoubtedly an exaggeration: however, the copy of this book that I was browsing did not include this film but did include The Hills Have Eyes - says it all really.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! A necessary addition to my life of movies! 24 April 2013
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This was recommended to me by someone, and I thought I'd try it. A satisfying neatly compact tome of immense value to those film buffs amongst you. Well printed, superb photographs, and, most of all - VERY informative if not surprising in it's immense knowledge and breadth of information.

Never mind the films..........just read this book. Fascinating insights into stuff I never knew!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must for movie lovers! 20 April 2013
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A weighty tome, packed with great stills and lots of really interesting movies. Only quibble would be the surprisingly small number of French films (no Betty Blue!!)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 30 Mar 2013
By Kate
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It's a very good gift for those who love cinema. I recommend it without doupt. I rate it with five stars.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For movie fans 7 Jan 2013
By thisart
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Very good book for people who like movies.
Good editorial and many features about films.
A must for movie fans. I realy like it
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