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1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
Steven Jay Schneider, Ian Hadyn Smith
Barron’s Educational Series, 7th Edition, 2017
Audience: Adults, Older Teens
Source: E-Galley

From Goodreads:
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 Awakensand 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.


I only have seen 139 of these movies. I was so hoping that my average would be higher than 14% (if you round up.) Apparently my new year’s resolution needs to be watching more movies. When I finish school, I’m going to buy this book and work my way through all of the movies! Ok, so maybe that’s a little ambitious, but I can at least try. There were so many films that I want to see some day in the list. Finally, I was super happy to see Arrival on the cover. If you haven’t seen it, you need to run to wherever it is streaming and watch it!

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