Book watch: 100 films to see before you die by Anupama Chopra

The book includes classics from Hollywood and Bollywood, as well as some titles from world cinema. Plus, Chopra's included little bits of trivia about each film.

FP Staff July 19, 2013 20:57:17 IST
Book watch: 100 films to see before you die by Anupama Chopra

In the foreword to film critic Anupama Chopra's new book 100 Films To See Before You Die, director Zoya Akhtar writes, "This book contains some of my favourite films, some I have seen close to 200 times, some I saw once and never forgot, some I go back to and still can't break down completely and some I just want to repeat the dialogue of."

Chopra's list isn't definitive. As she writes in 100 Films, the selection is supposed to be a "cinema smorgasbord with something for every mood and moment in your life." The book includes classics from Hollywood and Bollywood, as well as some titles from world cinema. Plus, Chopra's included little bits of trivia about each film.

Book watch 100 films to see before you die by Anupama Chopra

Cover for the book.

For example, did you know Jackie Chan was one of the stuntmen for Bruce Lee's Enter the Dragon and shows up as a henchman in one of the scenes? Or that Amitabh Bachchan shot Sholay and Deewar at the same time, and since his shots for Sholay were shot during the day, 80% of Deewar was shot at night?

If you want a list of films to watch that will give you a solid overview of the classics, pick up 100 Films To See Before You Die and visit your nearest DVD library.

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