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Re: 1001 Movies You Must See

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Post by ChrisReynolds » August 15th, 2020, 4:42 pm

The descriptions for the 2020 editions are up on Amazon
https://www.amazon.co.uk/1001-Movies-Yo ... 1788402561
https://www.amazon.com/1001-Movies-You- ... 1438089112

New additions will include:
Joker,
Parasite
Little Women
For Sama
The Lighthouse
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

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Post by Cippenham » August 15th, 2020, 5:47 pm

I completed this once but now not keen on watching all the new films so not going to do it again. But good luck if you do.

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Post by erde » August 16th, 2020, 6:50 am

I might try to complete this next year, after I finish my current major goal (TSPDT, 48 left). I'm at 811/1007 now, so it will require some conscious effort. But it would be nice to start the project with the next version at least.
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Post by joachimt » August 16th, 2020, 7:07 am

Cippenham wrote:
October 5th, 2019, 10:12 am
I used to follow this list and completed it, but the new additions are generally newer films not as good as the ones replaced so for now, not interested in completing it again.
Cippenham wrote:
August 15th, 2020, 5:47 pm
I completed this once but now not keen on watching all the new films so not going to do it again. But good luck if you do.
You keep saying the same thing every year. :lol:
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Post by erde » August 16th, 2020, 8:03 am

erde wrote:
November 10th, 2019, 10:14 am
Just looked at the yearly distribution of films in the most recent 1001 book/list:

1890-1899: 0
1900-1909: 2
1910-1919: 4
1920-1929: 42
1930-1939: 84
1940-1949: 86
1950-1959: 128
1960-1969: 153
1970-1979: 158
1980-1989: 154
1990-1999: 121
2000-2009: 32
2010-2019: 43
I wonder if they are going to keep repressing the 00's (32 films in total; compare with e.g. 121 films from the 90's and 154 films from the 80's). Soon there will not be many left to remove anymore... tehe
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Post by Cippenham » August 16th, 2020, 11:12 am

They just include new films to sell the book and drop in many cases better old films, so perhaps the list gets worse. Erde is correct, there is madness in their method.

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Post by weirdboy » August 17th, 2020, 2:29 am

The thing that bothers me most about it is they always add 6 new films from the most recent year, and then randomly drop from prior years--usually at least a couple new editions from the previous year's list.

If they actually took the time to reevaluate earlier films each year I would consider it more worth my time. What they do is worse than university textbooks.

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Post by jal90 » August 17th, 2020, 10:08 am

Also, their additions are questionable at best. The list seems unable to dictate or predict whether the film will stay prevalent or not because it doesn't even make any effort to understand that. It just barely works as a very limited chronicler of its time and that is not how you build a solid canon.

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