1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

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1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die  

This cover has a still from Psycho
Author various
(general editor:) Steven Jay Schneider
Country Australia
Language English
Publication date 2003 (first edition)
Media type print (hardcover)
Pages 960
ISBN 0-7641-5701-9

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (ISBN 0-7641-5701-9) is a film reference book compiled by various critics worldwide and edited by Steven Jay Schneider. It is part of a series from Quintessence Editions Ltd. Each title is accompanied by a brief synopsis and critique, some with pictures. Presented chronologically, the current edition begins with Georges Méliès' A Trip to the Moon in 1902 and concludes with Joe Wright's 2007 film Atonement. Contributors include Adrian Martin, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Richard Pena, David Stratton, and Margaret Pomeranz.

The book was especially popular in Australia, where it was the seventh best-selling book in the country for a week in April 2004.[1] It was also promoted alongside the presentation of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's My Favourite Film television special.[2]


[edit] 25 Movies You Must See Before You Die

In Australia, World Movies and SBS ran 25 Films You Must See Before You Die which selected twenty five titles from the book and ran them once a week from March 1 to August 16, 2005.[3]

The films chosen were:

[edit] 25 Docs You Must See Before You Die

From April 3 to September 18, 2007, the Australian World Movies channel showed 25 Docs You Must See Before You Die.[4] Select documentaries were from the 1001 Movies book (in bold).

[edit] Inaccuracies

Even though it attempts to be an accurate guide to some of the best movies ever made, the book however is filled with mistakes and false information. These include Terminator 2: Judgment Day, where it is implied that John Connor was the character played by Michael Biehn in the first film, The Fly (1986), where it is implied that Rob Bottin produced the Makeup design, and Planet of the Apes, in which it miscount the number of Sequels it had (it had four, but the book implies it had three). Also in some of the Oscar listings in the sidebars of some of the films, categories where those films were nominated in, are haphazardly placed in the winners section, among them, Apocalypse Now which says it won Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay, but in actuality, lost those to Kramer vs Kramer. This of course leads to instances where we see two films similtaniously showing Best Picture wins, but it is nothing more than inaccuracies.

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