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1001 Movies You Must See Before you Die: Updated for 2020 [9781788402569]

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** The bestselling film book returns fully updated for 2020! ** 

With more than 1.75 million copies sold worldwide in 30 languages, 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die is the ultimate movie guide that celebrates the cult classics and their contemporary competitors, along with box office hits and breakout independents.

Capturing the must-see movies of all time from more than 100 years of cinema, this go-to guide offers an abundance of witty analysis and revelatory insights.

Discover some of the most poignant movies from every country and every genre, from action and animation, to comedy, documentary, musical, thriller, noir, short, romance, sci-fi and Western.

Newly revised and refreshed, this definitive edition features 500 original movie posters and hundreds of impressive movie stills, including recent Oscar-winning and nominated films such as Parasite, Joker, Little Women, For Sama and The Lighthouse.

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.

No matter your passion, whether it be silent or musical, 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die is the perfect companion for any film buff or critic.

'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.' Film Review


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.

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