Every film profile is packed with the details that movie lovers need to know about the world's great movie classics. It was first published in 2003, with several new editions since then. Movie lovers of all stripes will thoroughly enjoy this must-have compilation. At the back of the book, both an alphabetical index and a genre index will help readers find any film they're looking for. Keogh's film is an outstanding collage worthy of view and praise.
Newer films from the 2000s are my blind spot, but thankfully the lists are not loaded down with all the crappy comic book movies that I hate. The book was important enough to make this project to exist. Sorted by specific genre at the start of the book, then laid out chronologically, and finally indexed alphabetically in the final pages, 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die is an incredibly inclusive book. As a result, I found myself becoming frequently bored. Although you get can get the same type of information online, it's still nice to have as a reference book that recommends some good movies.
Not good for a book claiming you must see these movies before you die. I have, by the way, seen 943 of the 1001 movies, and am carefully rationing the remaining titles to prolong my life. Jonathan Keogh took the challenge and tried his best to present to us some of those greatest film experiences ever made in this gripping and marvelous film tribute. A short film tribute to some of the greatest classics of cinema, inspired by the best-selling book written by Steven Jay Schneider. It's the entire feeling of the list however that doesn't inspire me with enough trust to think Schneider actually knows what he's talking about and secondly, I'm not exactly sure that the films on this list are placed there by sound criteria. And they didn't include The Labyrinth. As such, you're not going to find many surprises here only eighty of the films listed are unique to this thousand-best collection from among the eleven thousand-best collections I have data on ; this in itself is no surprise, given Ebert's Rules of Best-of Lists basically, the more cooks you have contributing to the soup, the more generic that soup is likely to be.
This list has been compiled with an eye to historical importance and popular acclaim, which explains the presence of such critically suspect crowd-pleasers as Saturday Night Fever, Top Gun, and E. It will be an exciting journey nonetheless and one I'm looking forward to. Of all the films I've seen as a result of this list what would be one I'd recommend any adult should see? He is the author and editor of numerous books on world cinema, most notably in the horror genre. For those who enjoy a challenge, this is a great knowledge test. Hire , The Image , And God Created Woman , Abel , Alex Cox Repo Man , Hollywood Boulevard , La Grande Bouffe , Secret Cinema and 24 Hour Party People.
Of those in the book I have seen, there are a few that were a complete waste of time along with a good many gems. For one thing, none of the pictures were labeled. Hulot's Holiday Les Vacances de M. Yeah, your favourite movie may well not be in here but you know what? 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. Other highlights from the 1930s include screwball comedies like It Happened One Night and Bringing Up Baby, the elegant song-and-dance fests that paired Astaire and Rogers, the crazy antics of the Marx Brothers, and the classic Warner Brothers gangster films where James Cagney, George Raft, and Edward G.
Foreign movies, silent movies, unknown movies, and really strange movies are included alongside blockbusters, Oscar sweeps, and classics. Two additional titles from Barron's are scheduled for publication in Spring 09. He is the author of many books on the cinematic arts, and the editor of several 101 Before You Die film compendiums by category, available in North America from Barron's. But in Updated with brand-new entries to describe the most recent major motion pictures, this critically-acclaimed volume spans more than a century of moviemaking, concisely describing 1001 of the best films from around the world. I would have liked to have seen more selections from the 1930s and 1940s, but they are well represented nonetheless.
There are many foreign language films included in this guide including French, Russian, German, Italian, Japanese and Spani I really like this book. We got it for our 16- year-old daughter. The writing style of this book is drier than eating Saltine crackers while drinking powdered milk in the Sahara desert. Teil - Fest der Völker a. I used it to make a list of movies I want to watch, so it was handy in that way. Clips and scenes from movies of many different genres and from many different decades are put together along with several songs, composing a mosaic that showcase the beauty and quality of the best in cinema.
He is the author and editor of numerous books on world cinema, most notably in the horror genre. It's not without it's flaws of course. They include Eurohorror, The Cinema of Wes Craven: An Auteur on Elm Street, Designing Fear: An Aesthetics of Cinematic Horror, Killing in Style: Artistic Murder in the Movies, Understanding Film Genres, and Traditions in World Cinema. The films contained therein, are a real variety of genres and styles. I will also write about some of the movies I've seen, plus give you some facts and statistics about the book itself. You're just one insignificant worm and your opinions don't count.
I'm sure that it will take me a long time to go through all of the movies in this book, but it's a challenge I'll gladly take! Yeah, your favourite movie may well not be in here but you know what? Strangelove -Rashomon -Paths of Glory -12 Angry Men -Mr. Do not let the title fool you, there are more than 1001 films on this list, and you really don't have to see them before death. We worked out that if we watch one a week, it'll take us 19. 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 I have tracked the list and it's changes across all editions, mostly with help from and.
Updated with brand-new entries to describe the most recent major motion pictures, this critically-acclaimed volume spans more than a century of moviemaking, concisely describing 1001 of the best films from around the world. They reveal something to us, and the film echoes part of what the book says to us when stating facts of their importance in film history. So, whether your passion is rom-com or art house, The Blue Angel or Blue Velvet, 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die is bound to become the only film book to which you will ever turn. Smith Goes to Washington -Pinocchio -Dumbo -Nosferatu -Metropolis -Dracula -Frankenstein -Snow White and the Seven Dwarves I might make a list on my website, if you wanna know more, just let me know. I really liked turning pages about those movies I have seen.