[back cover] What the critics are saying... "1001 MOVIES You Must See Before You Die ... a great motivating guide to cinema. After reading one of its engaging, often profound entries on a missed film, you want to run out and rent it." Dallas Morning News "If you're constantly wondering what to pop into the VCR or DVD player, get this book!" The Star "An excellent new film anthology...1001 Movies will serve as one of your ultimate movie guides. It presents everything you need to know about the must-see films..." The Wave Channel Guide "Instead of simply summarizing the plot, Schneider and his team of experts briefly explain why each film is a must see.... Schneider's choices are irrefutable. Highly recommended..." Library Journal "... a browser's delight as well as a useful guide for casual viewers and film buffs alike" Booklist "...Schneider's sources are solid..." Buffalo News [front flap] Here is everything you need to know about the movies you simply must seeall 1001 of them! Whether you want to look up details about a film you thought you knew by heart, or if you're simply trying to decide what to watch tonight,1001 Movieswill serve as your ultimate movie guide. It presents everything you need to know about those magnificent, must-see filmsnot only the ones you shouldn't have missed the first time around, but also the classics that are worth seeing again and again. Open this book to any page and you'll find a major film's vital statistics, plus a few facts about it that might surprise you. If you collect DVDs and VCRs, you'll find this volume a must for your bookshelf. But even if you're simply a casual moviegoer, you're sure to enjoy browsing through this big, entertaining volume. For students of cinema, for discerning film buffs, for enthusiastic fans, and for readers who enjoy thumbing through and reminiscing over unforgettable screen memories, here's the place to start reading. You'll find information and reviews covering nearly a century of memorable movies. So read, enjoy, and relish! [back flap] Steven Jay Schneider is a Ph.D. candidate in Philosophy at Harvard University, and in Cinema Studies at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. He is the author ofDesigning Fear: An Aesthetics of Cinematic Horror(Routledge); editor ofThe Horror Film and Psychoanalysis: Freud's Worst Nightmares(Cambridge University Press), andFear Without Frontiers: Horror Cinema Across the Globe(FAB Press); and co-editor ofUnderstanding Film Genres(McGraw-Hill),Horror International(Wayne State University Press), andUnderground U.S.A.: Filmmaking Beyond the Hollywood Canon(Wallflower Press).Schneider, Steven Jay is the author of '1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die' with ISBN 9780764159077 and ISBN 0764159070.