With all the choices of movies and so many ways to see them, how does one decide which ones to spend time with? This book takes all the guesswork out of it. Arranged alphabetically, citations include pertinent film information along with reviews as they were originally printed upon the films’ release. I’ve found the perfect gift for the movie buffs in my life.
A collection of reviews for the 1,000 most important, popular, and influential movies of all time.
While critiques of beloved Hollywood milestones from Stanley Kubrick, Steven Spielberg, Alfred Hitchcock, and Orson Welles are all included, this book is notably a resource for the modern cinema buff and student. Nowhere else can one find this curated collection of reviews with such special features as lists of best films by category and year, as well as unique recommendations and sidebars for the modern viewer--including what to watch and how: from DVD and Blu-Ray to streaming platforms.
In an era when most students and fans of film simply rely on the Internet for information, this category killer will prove its worth as a relevant and indispensable gift and reference.
About the Author
The New York Times is a daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed internationally. Founded in 1851, the newspaper has won ninety-five Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other newspaper. Wallace Schroeder is a Texas-bred journalist who has twenty-five years of newspaper experience at the New York Times. An avid moviegoer since boyhood, he remembers the train wreck in The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) as his first movie experience. Topping his own best-film list are Splendor in the Grass and The Wild Bunch.