1001 Movies, Set To Music
November 10, 2008 4:15 PM   Subscribe

First published in 2003, 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die is a reference book which provides blurbs for a list of critically acclaimed films. YouTuber matthiasheuermann has begun an ambitious, collective project to set selections from each of the films to music.

matthiasheyermann's videos include:
Nouvelle Vague vs. "Vivre Sa Vie"
The Make-Up vs. "Sunna No Onna"
Grandaddy vs. "Partie de Campagne"
and many others, as well as the videos other Youtube members have posted.
posted by 235w103 (23 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
First published in 2003, 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

Don't tell me what to do before I die, buddy.
posted by jonmc at 4:32 PM on November 10, 2008


Wow, it took me two days to count up the number of those films I'd seen. Does 1001 films need to be made any more challenging? (I've seen 555/1001, fwiw.)
posted by crossoverman at 4:32 PM on November 10, 2008


Wow, it took me two days to count up the number of those films I'd seen. Does 1001 films need to be made any more challenging? (I've seen 555/1001, fwiw.)
posted by crossoverman at 7:32 PM on November 10


You must have one of these.
posted by gman at 4:43 PM on November 10, 2008


I doubt I've seen any of them. I wonder if that renders me effectively immortal.
posted by Mr. President Dr. Steve Elvis America at 4:44 PM on November 10, 2008


I wonder if that renders me effectively immortal.

Yet still boring. Some tradeoff, huh?
posted by jonmc at 4:46 PM on November 10, 2008


I wonder what music they'll use for Tommy Boy.
posted by jimmythefish at 5:03 PM on November 10, 2008


The only movie I need to see before I die is the one where my life flashes by. Vroom, there goes your life, pal.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 5:03 PM on November 10, 2008


Grandaddy vs. "Partie de Campagne"

Partie de campagne is perfect as it is. Alter it and you must inevitably diminish it.
posted by Wolof at 5:19 PM on November 10, 2008


Yet still boring. Some tradeoff, huh?

I don't have any use for being interesting, so it works well.
posted by Mr. President Dr. Steve Elvis America at 5:20 PM on November 10, 2008


What? No "Dirt Pipe Milkshakes"?!?
posted by KokuRyu at 5:26 PM on November 10, 2008


Well, it's official, now. I am going to die without having had enough media intake.

I had one daughter and played music on many more than 1001 occasions, though.

Well, fuck the internet and fuck all those bucket books.
posted by kozad at 6:01 PM on November 10, 2008


I've fallen asleep partway through 304 of them.
posted by joaquim at 6:02 PM on November 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


Man, I'd like to see a movie before I die. That'd be sweet.
posted by Smedleyman at 6:25 PM on November 10, 2008


The 1001... series is pretty hit or miss. The "Places" book is awful, the "Paintings" has a lot of good stuff and I can't remember a thing about the "Books" one. I don't think I've read the "Movies".
posted by ersatz at 6:48 PM on November 10, 2008


I'm surprised that I've seen 161 of them. I went through a movie-watching period in the mid-eighties, that coincided with a heavy-drinking period, so basically I only know that I saw about 100 of them and actually remember the contents and plots of the other 60 or so that I saw later. Lately, I haven't had time, though I've bought a few DVDs and watch one or two a year. Kinda sad.

I'm glad High Plains Drifter made the list, because it was my choice for the "This list is worthless because..." I was composing while scrolling through. Those posts get tedious, even when I make them.

Oh waitaseccond... Where's The Big Lebowski?? THIS LIST IS WORTHLESS BECAUSE...

okay, I feel better, now
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:05 PM on November 10, 2008


I'd like to see 1001 theatre foods you must eat before you die.
posted by shockingbluamp at 7:35 PM on November 10, 2008


I can't wait for "1001 '1001' Books You Must Read Before You Die".
posted by The Card Cheat at 8:21 PM on November 10, 2008


Stallone's Cobra is not on this list. So it officially sucks.
posted by bradth27 at 9:41 PM on November 10, 2008


What a great feast of visuals and music and amazing editing. Incredible. Thanks.
posted by nickyskye at 10:28 PM on November 10, 2008


The 1001... series is pretty hit or miss. The "Places" book is awful, the "Paintings" has a lot of good stuff and I can't remember a thing about the "Books" one. I don't think I've read the "Movies".

I put the Books one down when they got a major plot detail in Infinite Jest wrong.

The Music one leaves out In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, but turned me on to a lot of good music that I wouldn't have otherwise heard.

The Film one was pretty solid, IMO. It did seem to have quite a strong US bias (not that any of the US films included were bad, but surely in some years there were more than 2 decent non-US films?).
posted by Infinite Jest at 12:16 AM on November 11, 2008


This just in: Vivre Sa Vie wishes to apologize once again for Uma Thurman's haircut.
posted by jonp72 at 8:02 AM on November 11, 2008


Stallone's Cobra is not on this list. So it officially sucks.

I urgently hope I die before being forced to see Stallone's "cobra".
posted by penduluum at 2:26 PM on November 11, 2008


Don't tell me what to do before I die, buddy.

I'm with jonmc on this one. Likewise with the Places and the Books and the Music; just leave me alone.

Coincidentally, I stopped counting when I had seen 1001 movies (I used to be a reviewer starting way back in the 70s)... but they're probably not the same ones. Stopped watching movies altogether then for a long time, years in fact, but this summer for some reason I don't quite understand (I have never much liked French films at all) I started working my way through this list of the French Crime Wave. Am about half done, and have become a huge fan of both Alain Delon and Jean-Pierre Melville.

p.s. If 1001 films is too many, you could start with these 458.
posted by LeLiLo at 2:21 AM on November 12, 2008


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