The New York Times Guide to the Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made

The New York Times Guide to the Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made

by Vincent Canby, Janet Maslin, New York Times Film Critics, Peter M. Nichols
     
 
From the film critics of The New York Times come these uncut, original reviews of the most popular and influential movies ever made -- from the Talkies to blockbuster megahits like Chicago and The Wizard of Oz; from timeless classics like Casablanca and Notorious, to beloved foreign films by Truffaut and Kurosawa, Fellini and Almodovar.

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Overview

From the film critics of The New York Times come these uncut, original reviews of the most popular and influential movies ever made -- from the Talkies to blockbuster megahits like Chicago and The Wizard of Oz; from timeless classics like Casablanca and Notorious, to beloved foreign films by Truffaut and Kurosawa, Fellini and Almodovar.

The reviews, eloquent, incisive, and intuitive, reflect Hollywood history at its best -- must-have reading for movie lovers or Students.

In addition, this essential volume includes:
* Full cast and production credits for every movie
* The '10 Best" lists for every year from 1931 to the present
* An index of films by genre, and an index of foreign films by country of origin.

This edition is thoroughly updated to include all the important movies of the past several years, as well as a new introduction by A Times film critic, A. O. Scott.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This volume compiles alphabetically the original reviews of the 1000 "best" films as selected by New York Times critics from 1927 to 1998. The selections come largely from the "Ten Best Films" chosen at the end of each year. Not all "best" films have a review in this book, though, because many films have been re-evaluated over time; other films, deemed more worthy from today's critical perspective, have been retrofitted. The result is fascinating in two respects. First, the book provides easy access to historical criticism: What did the Times say about Les Enfants du Paradis in 1947 or A Clockwork Orange in 1971? Second, it encourages reflection on the politics of taste. Thoughtful readers will delight in scanning the original "Ten Best Films" lists at the end of the book and comparing them to what has since been deemed meritorious. Recommended for all libraries.--Neal Baker, Earlham Coll., Richmond, IN Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812930016
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/01/1999
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
1024
Product dimensions:
7.41(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.45(d)

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Peter M. Nichols is the New York Times' video editor.

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