1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die, 4th edition [NOOK Book]

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Optimized for use on the Nook, updated to include the best films from the first decade of the twenty-first century, this brand-new edition of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die surveys more than a century of movie history. Every film profile is packed with the details that movie lovers need to know about the world's great movie classics. Chronicling the complete history of filmmaking, this important survey dates back to silent-era sensations such as D. W. Griffith's controversial The Birth of a Nation and ...
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Overview

Optimized for use on the Nook, updated to include the best films from the first decade of the twenty-first century, this brand-new edition of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die surveys more than a century of movie history. Every film profile is packed with the details that movie lovers need to know about the world's great movie classics. Chronicling the complete history of filmmaking, this important survey dates back to silent-era sensations such as D. W. Griffith's controversial The Birth of a Nation and the immortal Little Tramp movies of Charlie Chaplin, and then covers blockbusters of the past like Gone With the Wind, Doctor Zhivago, and Raiders of the Lost Ark. Also described are Hollywood's most memorable musicals, great dramas, screwball comedies, experimental "New Wave" films from 1950s and '60s Europe, major films noir, classic westerns, action and adventure films, and outstanding documentaries. New films summarized in this edition include the multi-Oscar winning The King's Speech, as well as Slumdog Millionaire, The Social Network, The Hurt Locker, Avatar, and The Black Swan, among others. Each profile lists the film's director and cast, presents a plot summary and production notes, and cites interesting, often little-known facts relating to the film's cast, storyline, and production history. For students of cinema, discerning film buffs, DVD collectors, and readers who enjoy reminiscing over cherished screen moments, the newly updated third edition of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die is the perfect place to start.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781438083834
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/14/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
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  • Sales rank: 427,995
  • File size: 57 MB
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  • Posted November 1, 2008

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    Wow!

    So i just recently got this book, and so far im loving it. I finished reading it awhile ago but i do enjoy going back in and looking. The good thing about this book is that, in the front is a check list. And i've only saw 42 of the 1001 movie, so i have a way to go!

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2010

    Great book!

    I'm a movie buff and this book will help me in watching great movies for a lifetime!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2007

    Just what you need

    Impressively International, well organized, and broad in scope. Sure, favorites are missing... but this isn't a book about reassuring us that we have the right picks... it's about introducing us to the new and never seen. A great anthology of IMPORTANT, ground-breaking film work over the last 125 years.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2004

    Big, Broad, and Flawed

    The sheer size (960 pages), scope (films from every era, genre, and country) and pictorial splendor of this work is enough to give it a 4 star rating. The lack of a fifth star is due to A) A confusing melange of voices reviewing the film that lead to several films by noted directors (Powell/Pressburger, Welles, Hitchcock, etc.) being hailed as their 'best' B) A rather too eclectic choice of 'Must-sees' (How many other lists of this sort would include 'Angel Face' and-ye gods!-'Pandora & The Flying Dutchman'!!!) and a confusion between intelligent discourse and 'gush' (I am perfectly willing to concede that 'Letter From an Unknown Woman' is greatly underrated, but '...one of the greatest films in world cinema history'? I think not. and C) Some basic errors that are all too easily correctable to have slipped by (e.g. Victor Young did NOT have anything to do with 'Buttons & Bows' from 'Paleface', and-more egregious, if only because the clip is arguably the single most seen movie number of all time, Gene Kelly does NOT wear a 'yellow slicker' in his 'Singin' in the Rain' number-he DOES wear one under the titles). However, for all its flaws, this IS a worthy addition to the canon.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2006

    Definitely worth missing

    While there were a few movies that deserved to be mentioned, it was heavy with thinly disguised propaganda pieces poorly written and edited, Michael Moore's screeds, for instance. As a game I was counting movies that were legitimate to mention and movies best NOT watched and it was running pretty close to 50-50. You would do better just going to the video store and reading the backs of the boxes rather than wasting time and money on this loser book.

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2006

    Not worth it

    You know the types of people who use a large vocabulary just to sound impressive? That's how this book comes off. It's loaded with obscure films few people have heard of, and lacking several movies of great cinematic, social, and cultural importance (ie Super Size Me, Bowling for Columbine, Kill Bill Vol. 2, American Psycho to name a few). To make it worse, many of the movie's listed have their endings revealed in the description. I've seen several movies from the book, and those that I hadn't seen already were very disappointing. Granted, it has a lot of great films, but, as for myself, I'd already seen them. If you're looking for a good movie to watch, various websites (like IMDb) will produce much better results.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2006

    great

    an amazing book and a great adventure for those up to the challenge. to watch all 1001. an amazing book and it is stressed in the beginning exactly the problem with making such a list of movies of books. there really isnt a number big enough to list all the greatest movies. but this is atleast in the ballpark.

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