Tuesday, 9 October 2018

1001 Movies
You Must See Before You Die

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die, edited by Steven Jay Schneider, has been revised for 2018. The new edition, updated by Ian Haydn Smith, features eleven new films, and eleven titles have been deleted. 1001 Movies was first published in 2003, and has been updated annually ever since. It was completely revised in 2013, though other editions (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017) featured only minor changes.

The new films in the 2018 edition are: The Handmaiden; Lady Macbeth; Lady Bird; The Shape of Water; Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri; Call Me by Your Name; Mother!; Blade Runner 2049; Get Out; and Black Panther. While these choices are all justified though predictable, the documentary Dawson City: Frozen Time is a more surprising addition. The deleted films are: No Man's Land; The Consequences of Love; Tsotsi; Lincoln; The Revenant; Hell or High Water; The Jungle Book (the Jon Favreau version); Jackie; Manchester by the Sea; I, Daniel Blake; and Arrival.

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4 comment(s):

Nicholas HE said...

These In/Out lists are always interesting, although I can't believe that I, Daniel Blake had to make way for The Shape of Water.

Matthew Hunt said...

I guess they feel like they need to make changes to justify a new edition each year. And The Shape of Water did win the Oscar (albeit undeservedly).

Nicholas HE said...

Yes, good point. I think you're right about the Oscar winners. At a quick scan, it looks all the Best Picture winners from the last 20 years are on the list, apart from Beautiful Mind?

Matthew Hunt said...

Yes, A Beautiful Mind was not included in any edition.