1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

I am loving Steven Jay Schneider’s book, 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Hardcover, 960 pages, 4.5 pounds and impossible to put down.

This isn’t a book of the best 1001 films ever made. It’s a compilation of some really great and interesting films that you’ve probably overlooked or never heard of. If you’re a film buff then you’ll want a copy of this book right away.

If you’re a Netflix or Zip.ca member then you’ll have plenty of films to add to your list. I’ve seen a lot of the films in this book but I was surprised by how many films I haven’t seen or have trouble remembering. Here’s a sample:

Chimes at Midnight (1965)
Nashville (1975)
The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
Breaking Away (1979)
In The Year of The Pig (1969)
No Man’s Land (2001)
Stranger Than Paradise (1984)

The layout of the book is similar to a film festival guide. It has a small review of each film, and in the sidebar it contains the country of origin, language, director, cast, writer, producer, director of photography, music and awards. Quite often there is a photo with each film as well.

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