1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die, 7th edition

Author: Steven Jay Schneider,Ian Haydn Smith

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 1438065213

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 960

View: 3220

With over 1.75 million copies sold worldwide, this book is a must-have for all movie lovers! This brand-new edition of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die covers more than a century of movie history. Selected and authored by a team of international film critics, every profile is packed with details, plot summaries and production notes, and little-known facts relating to the film’s history. Each entry offers a fresh look at some the greatest films of all time. This all-new edition has been updated with: New films that span the globe ; Detailed, full-color images ;Key quotations from the movies ; More movie posters than ever ; Up-to-date facts and movie trivia. Learn the complete history of filmmaking, from silent-era sensations such as D.W. Griffith’s controversial "The Birth of a Nation" to recent Oscar nominees like "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and "Mad Max: Fury Road." Discover little-known facts about Hollywood’s most memorable musicals, greatest dramas, noteworthy documentaries, screwball comedies, classic westerns, action and adventure films, and more. Movie lovers of all stripes will thoroughly enjoy this must-have compilation.

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die, 6th edition

Author: Stephen Jay Schneider

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 143806814X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 960

View: 4339

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, from silent-era sensations such as D. W. Griffith’s controversial The Birth of a Nation, to Birdman, the 2015 Oscar winner for Best Picture and other Oscar nominees including Boyhood and The Grand Budapest Hotel. 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.

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

Author: Steven Jay Schneider

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9780764166136

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 960

View: 7015

Lists "must-see" movies in a chronological arrangement, providing information on director, producer, screenplay writer, music, cast members, and awards, along with a detailed review of each.

101 Horror Movies You Must See Before You Die

Author: Steven Jay Schneider

Publisher: Apple Press

ISBN: 9781845436568

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 416

View: 8636

Whether it be internal demons, real-life vampires, anonymous serial killers, crazed spouses, vengeful ghosts or Satan himself, horror films have gripped audiences and filmmakers alike since the very beginnings of cinema. Prepare to be terrified, fascinated and enthralled as you take this whirlwind tour of the 101 horror films you must see before you die. 101 Horror Films You Must See Before You Die gives you a thorough appreciation of the genre, because it approaches the subject chronologically. You'll move through gothic classics like James Whale's The Old Dark House (1932) and Terence Fisher's Dracula (1958), to zombie movies like Dawn of the Dead (1978) and 28 Days Later (2002). All the sub-genres are covered too, from Eyes Without a Face (mad scientist) and The Howling (werewolf) to Nightmare on Elm Street (slasher) and The Silence of the Lambs (serial killer). And you'll learn that it's not just American teenagers who are horror-film fodder. There are classic horror films from Japan (Onibaba), Russia (Vij), Italy (Suspiria), France (Les Diaboliques), Belgium (Man Bites Dog), Germany (M), and the Netherlands (The Vanishing). Immerse yourself in the most compelling of movie genres. Prepare to be possessed - and whatever you do, don't answer the phone...

101 Sci-Fi Movies You Must See Before You Die

Author: Steven Jay Schneider

Publisher: Apple Press

ISBN: 9781845436551

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 416

View: 6065

If you want to know your Degoba from your Delos or your Ming from your Morlock, if you can't decide whether to eat Soylent Green or in Mos Eisley's Cantina, or if you simply want to try to comprehend 2001:A Space Odyssey, 101 Sci- Fi Movies You Must See Before You Die is for you. Visionary and imaginative - science fiction allows all other genres to leap, quite literally, into another dimension. From the classic low-budget, space exploration Flash Gordon tales of the Saturday matinee serials to the slick, CGI-realized world of The Matrix, science fiction films have long been pushing the boundaries of the visually and dramatically fantastic. Take a classic cop chase, and set it on Mars. Think of a haunted house story, then add the Nostromo. Take the boy-meets-girl classic, then make them mutants. Turn the known world on its head, play with the laws of physics, and all the while hold your audience spellbound. With insight from critics, film historians, academics, and experts in the field, 101 Sci-Fi Movies You Must See Before You Die offers a breadth of knowledge, insight, and passion to a century of close encounters, black holes, time-travel, dodgy outfits, distant planets, impossible quests, nuclear war, futuristic technology, inexplicable forces, spaceships, extraordinary monsters, subterranean societies, and fluorescent drinks - get a dog and don't list your name in the phone book.

101 Cult Movies

Author: Steven Jay Schneider

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781845436063

Category:

Page: 416

View: 6054

Updated for 2015, this book is a treasure trove of the most obscure, eccentric, controversial, and downright weird movies ever made. Steven Jay Schneider has gathered together cult movie specialists from all over the world to select the very best cult movies ever made. Every movie in the book is a gem that every discerning film buff should know about. Although a few might be familiar— Barbarella, Un Chien Andalou, The Blues Brothers—most will be unfamiliar, and all will boast a small but devoted fanbase. 101 Cult Movies You Must See Before You Die is the perfect introduction to the true diversity and extent of cult movies ever created by the most innovative film makers working in cinema over the last 100 years. So, just what makes a cult movie? Movies gain cult status for a variety of reasons. Many, such as Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Pink Flamingos, are heralded as cult films the moment they are released, achieving immediate critical (although not commercial) success. Typically, these movies are independently made on a small budget and were never expected by their creators to attract a broad audience: the eccentricity of the film making or story telling, the controversial stance taken, or the narrow appeal of the subject matter guaranteed that their appeal was limited. Some movies achieve cult status long after their release. Neither commercially nor critically successful at the time, these movies were too revolutionary, unfashionable, or simply badly made to find an appreciative audience. Movies, such as Harold and Maude and Plan 9 From Outer Space, languished unnoticed until a small, devoted group from a later generation discovered them and declared them cool. A few movies, such as The Rocky Horror Picture Show, originally attracted cult status, even though they were made by a major studio, owing to their dark, controversial, or offbeat subject matter. As tastes changed and tolerance increased, these films went on to appeal to a much wider audience and to gain commercial success without ever losing their cult status. With insight from critics, film historians, and academics from around the world, 101 Cult Movies You Must See Before You Die offers a breadth of knowledge, insight, and passion about the most creative and remarkable movies ever made. It is a homage to a century filled with 50-foot women, alcohol-fueled binges, surreal imaginary friends, flying pink elephants, and improbably large arachnids. Welcome to the colorful world of cult movies.

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

Author: Steven Jay Schneider

Publisher: Cassell Illustrated

ISBN: 9781844037971

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 960

View: 2391

Expert critics in each genre of film, from romance to horror and sci-fi, have once again painstakingly revised this list of essential must see-movies, cut and added films to bring the must-watch list bang up to date for 2014, from great classics like The Birth of a Nation and Gone With the Wind to recent Oscar nominees like Gravity, Nebraska, American Hustle and the blockbusters that are 12 Years a Slave and The Wolf of Wall Street. Each entry tells you exactly why these films deserve inclusion in this definitive illustrated list, engaging readers in each film's concept development and production, including curious trivia facts about the movies, as well as the most famous pieces of memorabilia associated with them. Illustrated with hundreds of stunning film stills, portraits and poster art 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die offers an incredible visual insight into the world of modern cinema. It puts together the most significant movies from all genres, from animation to Western, through action, comedy, documentary, musical, noir, romance, thriller, short and sci-fi. Movies from over 30 different countries have been included, offering a truly wide multi-cultural perspective, and the time span includes more than a century of extraordinary cinematography. Packed with vital statistics, and a few facts that might surprise you, this is a collector's must for the bookshelf as well as an entertaining read for all those who love the world of film. Whether your passion lies with The Blue Angel or Blue Velvet, from the films you shouldn't have missed the first time around, to the films you can see again and again, 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die is the definitive guide for all movie lovers.

101 Gangster Movies

Author: Steven Jay Schneider

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781845436056

Category:

Page: 416

View: 9730

From the early Prohibition-era classics of Mervyn LeRoy and William A. Wellman to the mean streets and Mafiosi of Francis Ford Coppola, Brian de Palma, and Martin Scorsese, 101 Gangster Movies You Must See Before You Die explores the ascent of the gangster movie to the pop-culture phenomenon it is today, beloved of directors such as Quentin Tarantino. From the drug-fueled excesses to the punch-ups and knife fights, these films depict society’s underbelly in action. Whether it’s holding up the local liquor store or wheeling and dealing among the far-reaching tentacles of organized crime, the truth is never far from the fictional world on the big screen. The gangster genre kicked off with actors such as James Cagney and Edward G. Robinson. Their tough-guy looks set the trend to follow, and led to the devious, crazy, and charismatic crooks played by the likes of Al Pacino and Robert de Niro. But often these hard men are almost sympathetic characters: Marlon Brando’s godfather turned bad to feed his family, after all—capisce? The one-line quips, the sharp suits, the sense of camaraderie, and the grisly killings have created some of the movies’ most memorable moments. So get ready to take a walk on the wild side. With insight from critics, film historians, and academics, 101 Gangster Movies You Must See Before You Die brings knowledge, insight, and passion to a wealth of dirty rats, horses’ heads, colorful misters, dons, molls, triads, kingpins, hoods, yakuza, low-life scum, informers, shoot-outs, hold- ups, heists, gangs, shakedowns, drug deals, getaway cars, murders, kidnappings, and car chases. By the end, you’ll be wondering just whose side you’re on: the cops’ or the robbers’?

1001 TV Series

You Must Watch Before You Die

Author: Paul Condon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1788400461

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 960

View: 9905

This is the ultimate book for the Netflix and boxset generation, featuring all the greatest drama series ever broadcast as well as the weirdest game shows, controversial reality TV experiments and breathtaking nature documentaries. It is a must for anyone who wants to know why India's Ramayan is legendary, why Roots was groundbreaking, or what the ending of Lost was all about. Written by an international team of critics, authors, academics, producers and journalists, this book reviews TV series from more than 20 countries, highlights classic episodes to watch and also provides cast summaries and production details.

1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die

Author: Geoff Dyer

Publisher: Pier 9

ISBN: 9781743364536

Category: Painting

Page: 960

View: 5509

With more than 300,000 copies sold worldwide in 15 languages, this newly revised and updated edition of '1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die' brings you right up to date with an incisive look at the world's best paintings. From Ancient Egyptian wallpaintings to contemporary Western canvases, this book is truly comprehensive in its scope and beautiful to leaf through. Within its pages you will see displayed 1001 of the most memorable, haunting, powerful, important, controversial and visually arresting paintings that have ever been created. Remarkably, more than 400 twentieth- and twenty-first century paintings are reproduced in these pages, including newly discovered works from contemporary galleries. Entertaining and informative text written by an international team of artists, curators, art critics and art collectors illuminates both the paintings and the people who painted them. An insightful review accompanies a beautiful reproduction of every painting - an envable art collection to dip into whenever you please. Organised chronologically, you will discover fascinating and surprising juxtapositions as well as pleasing similarities as you turn the sumptuous pages. The paintings are listed by artist and by title, maing it easy to find a specific painting or trace the development of one painter's work. Accompany Professor Stephen Farthing on his personal guided tour of the paintings everyone should strive to see in a lifetime. Many are easily accessible - in well-known galleries, such as the Louvre in Paris or MoMA in New York, and in smaller collections across the far reaches of the globe. Every one of them is worth planning to see.

501 Must-see Movies

Author: Emma Beare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780753710678

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 544

View: 9940

"The book is divided into ten genres, with fifty films appearing in each category. Each entry includes a synopsis of the plot, details of awards for which it was nominated and those it won, and fascinating background or insider knowledge about the making of the movie. Contains over a century of film history"--Page 4 of cover.

The Movie Book

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465450629

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

View: 8016

The Movie Book, the latest in DK's award-winning Big Ideas Simply Explained series, profiles 100 of the best movies ever made throughout the world. From classic 1930s film noir and Hollywood romance to international art-house and 21st-century sci-fi, The Movie Book brings the world's most influential films to life with its illustrative design. Unforgettable quotes, film stills, and original posters and memorabilia transport you to the world of each film, while narrative timelines and infographics explore central themes, characters, actors, and directors. Relive classics of the silent era, such as Nosferatu, along with wartime greats like Casablanca, transformative New Wave films such as Lawrence of Arabia and Easy Rider, and modern masterpieces like Do the Right Thing, City of God, and Gravity. Each movie is placed in the broader context of the industry and its key players, making it an invaluable resource for any film fanatic. The Movie Book zooms in on the best cinematic masterpieces of all time and is a must-have for anyone with a passion for films and the history of cinema. The Big Ideas Simply Explained series uses creative design and innovative graphics, along with straightforward and engaging writing, to make complex subjects easier to understand. These award-winning books provide just the information needed for students, families, or anyone interested in concise, thought-provoking refreshers on a single subject.

101 Movies to Watch Before You Die

Author: N.A

Publisher: Nobrow Press

ISBN: 9781910620250

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 236

View: 6065

Taking the form of a diary, this vibrant graphic novel takes the reader from Goodfellas to The Goonies, Harry Potter to Apocalypse Now in a zany and hilarious exploration of the movies that have shaped Cavolo's life and the lives of his generation.

The Samurai Soul

An Old Warrior's Poetic Tribute

Author: Joseph J. Truncale

Publisher: America Star Books

ISBN: 9781627721806

Category: Poetry

Page: 122

View: 4520

This is the sixth published poetry collection by the author and the third book published by PublishAmerica. It is also the largest with more than 130 poems. Like the "Season of the Warrior: A Poetic tribute to warriors" the main theme in this book has to do with living "the way of the warrior." However, there are numerous other topics covered in this comprehensive poetry collection. A lifetime of experience and emotions went into this collection and it is hoped those reading this book will enjoy and relate to the many thoughts contained in the poems. As one ages and matures one realizes their own mortality and there are many poems that deal with the changes in life most of us experience. To the author, poetry should tell a clear and brief story that the reader can understand and possibly relate to their own life. Most of the poems are short and to the point, which I hope is enjoyed by the reader. This poetic tribute is to the one thing in common with all living creatures, which is life and death.

1001 Gardens You Must See Before You Die

Author: Rae Spencer-Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781844037377

Category: Gardens

Page: 960

View: 6632

1001 Gardens is an extraordinary showcase of the best examples of man's artistic taming of nature from the world's most outstanding landscape gardeners. From the famous gardens of the Moorish Alhambra to hidden gems, such as the Leichtag family's Healing Garden, created for patients at the San Diego Children's Hospital, this lavishly illustrated guide will delight both lovers of natural beauty and gardeners alike. Covering the entire globe, the guide presents the very best example of every gardening style, whether it is the inspirational European floral display of impressionist painter Claude Monet's garden at Giverny in France or the exuberant diversity of the lush tropical gardens of Bali. Everywhere, gardens speak of the intimate relationship between man and the environment. Worldwide and from person to person our conceptions of beauty may differ, but gardeners are united in their desire to create visions of heaven on earth, places that stimulate the imagination and restore the spirit.

1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die

Author: Tony Mott

Publisher: Pier 9

ISBN: 9781743369104

Category: Computer games

Page: 960

View: 6595

In fewer than fifty years video games have become one of the most popular forms of entertainment. But which are the best games, the ones you must play? Tony Mott, editor of popular gaming magazine Edge, presents 1001 of the best video games from around the world, from Donkey Kong to Doom, and from Frogger to Final Fantasy. Covering everything from old favourites to those breaking new ground, these are the games that should not be missed.

1001 Amazing Places You Must See Before You Die

Author: Richard Cavendish

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 9780785835141

Category: Travel

Page: 960

View: 7466

Both casual travelers and dedicated history buffs will relish this visitor's guide to palaces, cathedrals, temples, battlefields, homes of great artists and statesmen--places and monuments that bear witness to thousands of years of human history. Packed with vivid color photos and detailed textual entries 1001 Amazing Places You Must See Before You Die carries its readers off to places that include: Prehistoric Sites: Stonehenge, England; the Lescaux Cave Paintings, France, and others. Battlefields: Waterloo, Belgium; Gettysburg, U.S.A.; Hastings, England; Ypres, Belgium, and others. Buildings and Monuments: St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow; Nishi Hogan-Ji (Buddhist temple), Kyoto, Japan; St. Paul's Cathedral, London; the Eiffel Tower, Paris; the Empire State Building, New York City; the Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy; the Wailing Wall, Jerusalem; the Pyramids, Egypt; and many others. Homes of the Famous and Infamous: Mozart's Birthplace, Salzburg, Austria; Shakespeare's birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon, England; Jane Austen's home, Chawton, England; Hitler's retreat at Berchtesgaden, near Munich, Germany; and many others. Published in collaboration with the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), this book upholds their mission to pass on information about the legacy of our past to future generations. 1001 Amazing Places You Must See Before You Die makes a great book for browsing, an idea-packed source for vacation planning, a handy reference volume for students of history, and a sheer pleasure for the general reader.

The Great Movies

Author: Roger Ebert

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0767910389

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 511

View: 4136

Presents a collection of essays that combine history, analysis, and love for movies covering such films as "All About Eve," "Casablanca," "Lawrence of Arabia," and "Schindler's List."

101 Action Movies

You Must See Before You Die

Author: Steven Jay Schneider

Publisher: Cassell Illustrated

ISBN: 9781844036882

Category: Action and adventure films

Page: 416

View: 7594

Action movies made actors such as Bruce Willis into householdnames for their death-defying onscreen escapades. From SeanConnery's Bond to Sylvester Stallone's Rambo, these larger-than-lifeheroes have kept us on hte edge of our cinema seats. Arnie told ushe'd be back, and brought new life to the phrase "hasta la vista."Harrison Ford made archeologists cool, while Angelina Jolie broughta video game to life. And the battles are ongoing--our appetite for derring-do remains unabated as we watch the Dark Knight battle with evil villains straight out of our nightmares. With insight from critics, film historians and academics, 101 Action Movies You Must See Before You Die brings knowledge, insight, andpassion to a world where tough men sip martinis, wear tights and capes, and sometimes even turn green--but can still get the girl, save the world, and crush cyborgs, psychopaths, jokers, and aliens along the way. So hold on to your seats for the crazily impossible mission ahead.

1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die

Author: Mark Irving

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781844035786

Category: Architecture

Page: 960

View: 7602

1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die is a visual testament to the beauty, grace, and fortitude of the world's greatest architectural achievements. Beginning in the ancient and Near East, the book explores middle age Byzantine and Gothic examples such as Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, goes on to St Paul's Cathedral, London and continues through the Chrysler Building, New York City, with its art deco metal pinnacle, to splendid contemporary innovations such as Norman Foster's Reichstag parliament building, Berlin and Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles.The book is not only concerned with size--it also includes some of the world's most remarkable domestic buildings, such as the Mongolian yurt and houses of the American pioneers, as well as railway buildings, chapels, casinos, concert halls, gentlemen's clubs, and museums, cherished often for the way they represent and capture a particular moment in history in their details and atmosphere. 1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die is the complete companion to the outstanding architecture of the world. A fascinating mixture of familiar landmarks and little-known gems.