Sunday, 10 October 2010

501 Must-See Movies

501 Must-See Movies
The second edition of 501 Must-See Movies, written by Ronald Bergan (author of Film), Chris Darke, Rob Hill, Ann Lloyd, Cara Frost-Sharratt, and Paul Frost-Sharratt, features 501 films arranged chronologically within ten categories. Fifty films have been removed, replaced exclusively by titles released after the first edition was published. The book contains only 500 entries, though Kill Bill I and II appear as a single combined entry, making a total of 501 films.

The new additions include Oldboy, Shaun Of The Dead, A Cock & Bull Story, Kill Bill, Drag Me To Hell, Sweeney Todd, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, The Dark Knight, Cache, Casino Royale, and The Departed. Unfortunately, among the deletions are classics such as Children Of Paradise, Alexander Nevsky, The Man In The White Suit, The Incredible Shrinking Man, Minority Report, and The Asphalt Jungle.

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4 comment(s):

Anonymous said...

Hi Matthew!

It would be really nice if you could list the remaining 44 films that has been removed, thanks in advance!

Mat said...

Sorry, I can't find the old edition at the moment. But the full list of films in the new edition is online if you click on the magnifying glass icon at the bottom of the blog post, which goes to this page:

http://www.matthewhunt.com/blog/text/501.rtf

So if you have the old edition you can make a comparison. And when I find the old edition (which I still have somewhere) I'll list the missing films.

Mat,

Laurel said...

Thanks for the list, are you sure there's not one missing, though? Even counting Kill Bill as two films I only get 500 in total

Mat said...

Laurel,

I'll double-check when I find the old and new editions.

Mat.