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1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die: The Update



A few months back, I mentioned my discovery of a book called 1,001 Movies You Must See Before You Die. At the time, I was at 459 films seen out of the full 1,079 (78 other movies have appeared in updated editions of the book; ergo 1,079 and not 1,001). I’ve managed to tackle a few more since then, hopefully alleviating at least a few occurrences of “HOLY MOSES IN CHOCOLATE UNDERPANTS, YOU’VE NEVER SEEN THAT?!?!” that I hear occasionally. Since the first listing, I’ve seen:

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Opening Pandora’s Box: 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

Not too long ago, I found out about a book called 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die. Per Wikipedia:

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (ISBN 9780764161513) is a film reference book compiled by various critics worldwide and edited by Steven Jay Schneider. It is a 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 currently concludes with Quentin Tarantino‘s 2009 film Inglourious Basterds.

As you may recall from the Don’t Watch It, John series, I am not one to back down from a challenge. I think you see where this is going. Continue reading

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