The New York Times Book of Movies
The New York Times Book of Movies The Essential 1,000 Films to See Book - 2019

No movie fan is going to be entirely happy with the 1,000 titles suggested as essential by the New York Times. I have seen 705 of the films reviewed. As I read I noted films I had not seen to find ideas for films I have missed. There were 80 that I have absolutely no desire to see, in fact you would have to pay me to see some of them: Blade Runner, Die Hard, The Fly, Halloween, Mad Max, and more. Missing: CINEMA PARADISO - Italian, JULIA with Jane Fonda and Vanessa Redgrave, SOUNDER, THE BOYS IN THE BAND, BANG THE DRUM SLOWLY, INTERIORS, THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, AUTUMN SONATA, Ingmar Bergman, Ingrid Bergman, Liv Ullmann, CLOSELY WATCHED TRAINS - Czechoslovakia , CAT BALLOU, LA CAGE AU FOLLES - French, ALFIE - Micahel Caine, THE SUBJECT WAS ROSES with Patricia Neal, CHARADE, FRANK CAPRA'S ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, THE EFFECTS OF GAMMA RAYS ON MAN-IN-THE-MOON MARIGOLDS with Joanne Woodward, BECKET with Richard Burton, & Peter O'Toole, CHEYENNE AUTUMN, THE GROUP - Sidney Lumet, BUTTERFIELD 8 with Elizabeth Taylor, ELVIRA MADIGAN - Swedish, Danish, ISLANDS IN THE STREAM - Ernest Hemingway (novel), with George C. Scott, FAREWELL, MY LOVELY - Raymond Chandler (novel), Robert Mitchum, Charlotte Rampling, DAVID AND LISA, THE CORN IS GREEN with Bette Davis, THE LAST DETAIL - Jack Nicholson, A LION IN WINTER - Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins, IS PARIS BURNING? - French, GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT with Gregory Peck, THE GREAT SANTINI with Robert Duvall, THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER by Carson McCullers, THE CHINA SYNDROME with Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Michael Douglas. AND JUSTICE FOR ALL - Norman Jewison, Al Pacino, LOOKING FOR MR. GOODBAR with Diane Keaton, Richard Gere, GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER with Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn, KRAMER VS. KRAMER with Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander, A MAN AND A WOMAN with Anouk Aimée, Jean-Louis Trintignant, A PATCH OF BLUE with Sydney Poitier, THE MAN IN THE GLASS BOOTH with Maximilian Schell, THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI - Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE with Maggie Smith, THE PUMPKIN EATER with Anne Bancroft, Peter Finch, James Mason, RACHAEL, RACHAEL with Joanne Woodward, SAVE THE TIGER with Jack Lemmon, A RAISIN IN THE SUN with Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee, THE PETRIFIED FOREST with Leslie Howard, Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis, SLEUTH with Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine, SUMMER WISHES, WINTER DREAMS with Joanne Woodward, Sylvia Sidney, SUMMER AND SMOKE Tennessee Williams (play), Laurence Harvey, Geraldine Page, Rita Moreno, SHIP OF FOOLS Katherine Anne Porter (novel), Vivien Leigh, Simone Signoret, THE STATE OF THE UNION Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN, WATERLOO BRIDGE Vivien Leigh, Robert Taylor. What, no Norwegian films?? ELLING and KITCHEN STORIES are terrific!! Kristi & Abby Tabby

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