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…
'Both a fun stroll through some all-time favourites, and a guilty reminder of just how many great movies I haven't seen yet . . .'
Aubrey Day, Total Film
'As edited by Steven Jay Schneider, it makes for addictive browsing, and likewise features top quality stills.'
With more than 1.75 million copies sold worldwide in thirty languages, 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die celebrates the great and groundbreaking, classic and cult, must-see movies of all time, offering a treasure trove of incisive, witty and revealing insights. Spanning more than a century of extraordinary cinema, this comprehensive volume brings together some of the most significant movies from every country and all genres, from action to Western, through animation, comedy, documentary, musical, thriller, noir, short, romance and sci-fi.
Newly revised and updated, this definitive edition features 500 original movie posters and hundreds of stunning movie stills, including recent Oscar-winning and nominated films such as BlacKkKlansman, The Greatest Showman, The Favourite, Roma and A Star is Born. Quotes from movie directors and critics, together with little-known facts, complement the incisive reviews and vital statistics of each movie to make this the most fact-filled edition ever.
So, whether your passion is rom-com or art house, The Blue Angel or Blue Velvet, 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die is bound to become the only film book to which you will ever turn.
Steven Jay Schneider, one of the true connoisseurs of movie horror, has written, talked, taught and published extensively on all aspects of film, from aesthetics and psychoanalysis to the joys of the slasher flick. Here he has brought together more than fifty of the finest writers, reviewers, critics, professors, aficionados and filmmakers from around the globe.
From LeMonde's Jean-Michel Frodon in Paris to Undercurrent's Chris Fujiwara in Tokyo, the team comprises the best that film writing has to offer. It includes contributors to Empire, Sight & Sound, Time Out, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Total Film, International Film Guide, LA Weekly, CineAction, Film Quarterly, NME, Washington Post, Filmmaker, Moviemaker and many more.
Ian Haydn Smith is the update editor for 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die. He is a London-based writer and the editor of Curzon Magazine.