1001 Movies: You Must See Before You Die (Updated Edition) by Steven Jay Schneider

By Steven Jay Schneider

With multiple million copies offered world wide in twenty-four languages, 1001 videos you want to See ahead of You Die celebrates the good and groundbreaking, vintage and cult, must-see videos of all time and gives a treasure trove of incisive, witty and revealing insights into the area of movie.

This newly revised and up to date edition of 1001 video clips is illustrated with hundreds and hundreds of gorgeous movie stills, photographs and poster artwork, bringing jointly the main major videos from all genres, from motion to Western, via animation, comedy, documentary, musical, noir, romance, mystery, brief and sci-fi.

The choice contains videos from over 30 international locations and spans greater than a century of impressive cinema. no matter if your ardour is rom-com or paintings condo, The Blue Angel or Blue Velvet, 1001 videos is the booklet for you.

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They see the tripods defeat the military and kill without mercy, including capsizing a ferry full of refugees. Most horribly, they watch as the machines use dangling tentacles to snatch up humans for their blood, and sow new plant life around the countryside, red weeds fertilized with that blood. AL I EN EN CO U N TERS 27 Ray and Rachel meet the aliens directly when they hide in a basement with semicrazed survivalist Harlan Ogilvy (Tim Robbins). In scenes that copy the 1953 fi lm, their hiding place is searched, first by a visual sensor at the end of a tentacle, and then by the aliens themselves.

28 DAN G ER S F R O M N AT U RE Alien (1979). An alien creature has clamped onto Kane (John Hurt), of the mining spaceship Nostromo. As Science Officer Ash (Ian Holm) tries to remove the alien, he finds that it’s sheathed in silicon, which in reality has been proposed as an alternative to carbon as a building block for life. Later the creature develops into a huge, horrific, nearly unkillable monster. Source: 20th Century Fox/ The Kobal Collection. Kane is laid out in the ship’s medical facility with a horror, a spider-crab thing with tentacles, covering his face.

Without leaving our own planet, we have found life under conditions where survival seems impossible—but where living beings have evolved and thrive, sometimes in forms so strange they might well have come from another world. The most fascinating of these exotic sites were found in 1977 under a mile or more of water. These are the undersea geothermal vents; that is, cracks in the ocean floor that extend down to the magma, the hot molten rock inside the Earth. Seawater entering the cracks is heated to over 700 degrees Fahrenheit but doesn’t boil because of the immense pressure.

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