1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

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1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
1001moviescover.jpg
The cover of the 2nd edition,
with a still from Psycho.
Author Steven Jay Schneider, general editor
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Series Quintessence Editions Ltd., The 1001 Before You Die series
Subject Film
Genre Non-fiction
Published 13 November 2003 (Cassell Illustrated)
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 960 (1st edition)
ISBN 978-1-84403-044-6
OCLC 223768961
LC Class PN1998 .A16 2003

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die is a film reference book edited by Steven Jay Schneider with original essays on each film contributed by over 70 film critics. It is a part of a series designed and produced by Quintessence Editions, a London-based company, and published in English-language versions by Cassell Illustrated (UK), ABC Books (the publishing division of Australian Broadcasting Corporation), and Barron's (USA). The first edition was published in 2003; the most recent edition was published in 2012.[1] Contributors include Adrian Martin, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Richard Pena, David Stratton, and Margaret Pomeranz.

Each title is accompanied by a brief synopsis and critique, some with photographs. Presented chronologically, the 7th edition begins with Georges Méliès' A Trip to the Moon from 1902;[citation needed] among the 21st century films included in the book are The Hurt Locker, Avatar, Fish Tank, The King's Speech, and the Coen brothers adaptation of True Grit.[2]

The book has been popular in Australia, where it was the seventh best-selling book in the country for a week in April 2004[3] and was promoted alongside the presentation of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's My Favourite Film television special.[4]

Contributors[edit]

Jason Solomons, who writes movie columns for The Observer and The Mail on Sunday, contributed the book foreword; as of the "5th anniversary" edition over 70 critics contributed essays (of up to 500 words) on the films, including: Geoff Andrew, Linda Badley, Kathryn Bergeron, Garrett Chaffin-Quiway, Roumiana Deltcheva, Nezih Erdogan, Jean-Michel Frodon, Chris Fujiwara, Tom Gunning, Ernest Hardy, Aniko Imre, Kyung Hyun Kim, Frank Lafond, Adrian Martin, Kim Newman, Devin Orgeron, Marsha Orgeron, Richard Peña, Margaret Pomeranz, Jonathan Rosenbaum, David Stratton, Adisakdi Tantimedh, Michael Tapper, Sam Umland, Matt Venne, Ginette Vincendeau, Andy Willis, and Josephine Woll.

Editions[edit]

Source: WorldCat

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Further reading[edit]

  • Bernard Trink (20 April 2007). "As Good as They Come". Bangkok Post. p. R11. 
  • Ron Rollins (30 January 2005). "Read the book then see the movies". Dayton Daily News. p. F1. 
  • Abl Wild (12 November 2003). "1001 ways to give cinema new scope". The Herald. p. 13. 
  • Peter Haran (23 May 2004). "The must-see movies of all time". Sunday Mail. p. 84. 

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