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501 Must see Movies

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"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.

501 Must See Movies

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501 Must-See Movies is divided into ten genres, with films appearing in chronological order in each category. Every film is illustrated and 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 picture, as well as our experts' rationale for defining it as 'must-see'. Many of the unrivalled classics are here, but perhaps seen from a new perspective by dynamic young critics, together with some unexpected and new discoveries. Containing over a century of film history 501 Must-See Movies is a 'must have' on all bookshelves and is the perfect companion to any home cinema DVD collection.

Five Hundred and One Must See Movies

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Divided into ten genres, this book features information for 501 of the world's best movies. For each title it includes a brief synopsis, details of awards and a piece of background knowledge about the film.

501 Must see Movies

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Exploring ten film genres including action/adventure, comedy, drama and horror, this guide to over five hundred legendary movies showcases over a century of film history in detail, including stills, behind-the-scenes insights, and critical analysis.

501 Must Visit Destinations

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A reference guide to those must-see places all over the globe. The book covers 501 must-visit destinations, ranging from remote hideaways and tropical islands to bustling cities, breathtaking monuments and stunning landscapes across the world. Stunning photography sits alongside informative text and a summary of don't-miss features of each site.

101 Most Influential Coming of Age Movies

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A lifelong movie buff puts his knowledge and passion on paper to show you the best films of his favorite movie genre, Coming of Age. The author highlights some of the finest acting, the most poignant moments, and the funniest gags in movies about growing up, reflecting each decade of American culture since the beginning of film-making, while illustrating the ageless turbulence and confusion of adolescence.

Behind the Scenes of They Were Expendable

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In 1945 U.S. Navy photographer Nick Scutti found himself in the Florida Keys on the set of the classic World War II drama They Were Expendable, taking candid shots of director John Ford, stars Robert Montgomery and John Wayne and the supporting cast and crew. Scutti’s never before published collection of fully captioned photos provides a unique chronicle of the 30-day location shoot, revealing details of the making of the film and in some instances disproving certain statements made by MGM publicity and Ford himself. Brief biographies are included of the stars of the film and of the men the film was based upon.

101 Action Movies You Must See Before You Die

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(back cover) Drunken Master On Her Majesty's Secret Service First Blood True Lies Mission Impossible The Heroic Trio Gladiator Ong-Bak Lara Croft: Tomb Raider 300 Iron Man Crouching tiger, Hidden Dragon Con Air The Crow The Taking of Pelham One Two Three Captain Blood Die Hard The Perils of Pauline Goldfinger Mark of Zorro Safety Last! The Thief of Baghdad Our Man Flint Rollerball Enter the Dragon Superman Raiders of the Lost Ark The Towering Inferno Death Race 2000 The Anderson Tapes Foxy Brown The Getaway Shaolin Temple Top Gun Leon Bad Boys Commando Face/Off Ronin The Bourne Supremacy Blade Speed Cannonball Under Seige Bloodsport The Hunt for Red October La Femme Nikita Police Story Desperado Fist of Legend Patriot Games Lethal Weapon Point Break (front flap) From the string of stylish, iconic James Bond adventures to the fast-paced, dark works of Tsui Hark, John Woo, and Christopher Nolan, 101 Action Movies You Must See Before You Die looks at the action film in all its forms. It explores what draws an audience to the thrills of these tense roller-coaster rides on the big screen. Is it an appetite for violence or simply a desire to see the good guys get justice? Action movies made actors like Bruce Willis into household names for their death-defying onscreen escapades. From Sean Connery to Sylvester Stallone, these larger-than-life heroes have kept us on the edge of our cinema seats. Arnie told us he would be back, Bruce Lee made martial arts ultra cool, and Angelina Jolie brought a video game vividly to life. And our appetite for derring-do remains unabated as we watch the Dark Night battle with evil villains. With insight from critics, film historians, and academics, 101 Action Movies You Must See Before You Die brings knowledge, insight, and passion to a world where tough men sip martinis, wear tights and capes, and sometimes even turn green. But they can still get the girl, save the world, and crush cyborgs, psychopaths, jokers, and aliens along the way. So hold on tight to your seats for the mission ahead.. (back flap) Steven Jay Schneider is a film critic, scholar, and producer with an academic degree in philosophy from Harvard University and in cinema studies from New York University. Also available from Barron's and Steven Jay Schneider: 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die 101 Cult Movies You Must See Before You Die 101 Gangster Movies You Must See Before You Die (BR> 101 Horror Movies You Must See Before You Die (BR> 101 Sci-Fi Movies You Must See Before You Die 501 Movie Directors 501 Movie Stars "

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Author : Lewis Bosworth
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Lewis Bosworth was born in Detroit, MI. He grew up in southern Illinois and was educated at the Universities of Wisconsin and Michigan. He is a linguist by training and is bilingual in French. This collection, Recordaes, is his fi rst, and most of the poems are remembrances of his life and refl ect his memories of relatives and friends present and past. Some refl ect the diverse characters he has encountered during his lifetime.

Tax Court Memorandum Decisions

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101 cult movies you must see before you die

Author : Steven Jay Schneider
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Every movie in the book is a gem that every discerning film buff should knowabout. 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. So, just what makes a cult movie? 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, nfashionable, 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 is a homage to a century filled with 50-foot women, alcohol-fueled binges, surreal imaginary friends, flying pink elephants, and improbably large arachnids.

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

Author : Steven Jay Schneider
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Complemented by more than eight hundred movie stills and actor photographs, an updated film reference lists 1,001 "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
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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...

One Hundred and One War Movies You Must See Before You Die

Author : Steven Jay Schneider
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The horror, heartbreak, and heroism of war has long been a staple of the cinematic artform - the breadth of emotion and the scope of the set allows for breathtaking panoramas, incredible action, and tearjerking intimacy. Whether you set your cap at "Schindler's List" or prefer to aim at "Zulu!", "Welcome to Sarajevo", or "Apocalypse Now", war films portray action and passion, heroism and hope, love, pain, and death in every frame. With insight from critics, film historians, academics, and experts in the field, "101 War Movies You Must See Before You Die" offers a breadth of knowledge, insight, and passion to over a century of POW camps, great escapes, submarine warfare, espionage, personal heroism, 'war is hell' brutalities, aerial dogfights, trench terrors, male-bonding buddy adventures, dirty dozens, panzer divisions, ice stations, desert boots, napalm, strafing runs, and help from the resistance. You'll never need to go over the top again.

101 Gangster Movies

Author : Steven Jay Schneider
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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’?

501 Movie Directors

Author : Steven Jay Schneider
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A comprehensive guide to all the movie directors you should know before it is too late.

101 Sci Fi Movies You Must See Before You Die

Author : Steven Jay Schneider
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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.

501 Challenging Logic and Reasoning Problems

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Nearly everyone must at some time face a standardized test. This guide eases the process by helping readers improve reasoning, critical thinking, judgment, and decision-making skills, and prepare for exams. Like most standardized tests, it features 501 multiple-choice questions along with complete answers. It begins with basic number and letter series questions, and moves on to verbal-classification, artificial-language, and matching-definition items. The last set contains logic problems, logic games, and logical reasoning questions. 501 Challenging Logic and Reasoning Problems can mean the difference between moving ahead or staying behind — in school or at work.

The British National Bibliography

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The Cult Film Reader

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"A really impressive and comprehensive collection of the key writings in the field. The editors have done a terrific job in drawing together the various traditions and providing a clear sense of this rich and rewarding scholarly terrain. This collection is as wild and diverse as the films that it covers. Fascinating." .Mark Jancovich, Professor of Film and Television Studies, University of East Anglia, UK .."It's about time the lunatic fans and loyal theorists of cult movies were treated to a book they can call their own. The effort and knowledge contained in The Cult Film Reader will satisfy even the most ravenous zombie's desire for detail and insight. This book will gnaw, scratch and infect you just like the cult films themselves." .Brett Sullivan, Director of Ginger Snaps Unleashed and The Chair .."The Cult Film Reader is a great film text book and a fun read." .John Landis, Director of The Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf in London and Michael Jackson's Thriller ..Whether defined by horror, kung-fu, sci-fi, sexploitation, kitsch musical or �weird world cinema�, cult movies and their global followings are emerging as a distinct subject of film and media theory, dedicated to dissecting the world�s unruliest images. ..This book is the world�s first reader on cult film. It brings together key works in the field on the structure, form, status, and reception of cult cinema traditions. Including work from key established scholars in the field such as Umberto Eco, Janet Staiger, Jeffrey Sconce, Henry Jenkins, and Barry Keith Grant, as well as new perspectives on the gradually developing canon of cult cinema, the book not only presents an overview of ways in which cult cinema can be approached, it also re-assesses the methods used to study the cult text and its audiences. ..With editors� introductions to the volume and to each section, the book is divided into four clear thematic areas of study � The Conceptions of Cu..Written in a lively and accessible style, The Cult Film Reader dissects some of biggest trends, icons, auteurs and periods of global cult film production. Films discussed include Casablanca, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Eraserhead, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Showgirls and Ginger Snaps. ..Essays by: Jinsoo An; Jane Arthurs; Bruce Austin; Martin Barker; Walter Benjamin; Harry Benshoff; Pierre Bourdieu; Noel Carroll; Steve Chibnall; Umberto Eco; Nezih Erdogan; Welch Everman; John Fiske; Barry Keith Grant ; Joan Hawkins; Gary Hentzi; Matt Hills; Ramaswami Harindranath; J.Hoberman; Leon Hunt; I.Q. Hunter; Mark Jancovich; Henry Jenkins; Anne Jerslev; Siegfried Kracauer; Gina Marchetti; Tom Mes; Gary Needham; Sheila J. Nayar; Annalee Newitz; Lawrence O�Toole; Harry Allan Potamkin; Jonathan Rosenbaum; Andrew Ross; David Sanjek; Eric Schaefer; Steven Jay Schneider; Jeffrey Sconce; Janet Staiger; J.P. Telotte; Parker Tyler; Jean Vigo; Harmony Wu.