Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Book Review - 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

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About the Book
This brand-new edition of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die covers more than a century of movie history. Every film profile is packed with details including the director and cast, a plot summary and production notes, and little-known facts relating to the film's history. Is it any wonder this intensely readable book has sold more than 1.5 million copies world wide?

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. It then covers blockbusters of the more recent past like Gone with the Wind, A Clockwork Orange, Avatar, and The Black Swan. 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.

This all-new edition has been updated with:

  • 50 new films
  • 200 new images
  • Key quotations from the movies
  • More movie posters than ever
  • New interesting facts and movie trivia

For students of cinema, discerning film buffs, DVD collectors, and readers who simply enjoy reminiscing over cherished screen moments, the 5th edition of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die is a must-have compilation of film knowledge.

My Take on the Book
This was a great book that has so much information on the movies that they are sharing. My wife and I have already been going through this to see what movies we have already seen and started requesting movies that we have not seen from our local library. It is going to take us some time before we see them all, but with such a complete guide you will rest assured that you will find some amazing movies that you MUST watch before you die. I appreciated that this was not just a list of movies. Each movie that is shared is explained in depth and you also get some very cool information about the movie itself. This book was a complete resource that anyone who loves movies will completely enjoy!

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