This morning I received a comment on a post saying that Skyfall was mentioned on the Amazon U.K. site as one of the films to be added. Out of curiosity I checked the U.S. Amazon site to see if it said the same and found something else: they are now shipping the 2013 hardcover edition of the book. This is despite the fact that they still say it is not being published until October 1, 2013. I put in an order for it and I should get it tomorrow. At the bottom of this post I’ve included a direct link to this Amazon page for anyone else who is interested in getting it. I don't know if bookstores would have it yet.
And by coincidence, later this morning I received an email from Colby Mann, a person working his way through the list. He said he had received notice from Amazon that his order of the book was going to ship. He was letting me know. He also pointed out that parts of the Table of Contents were visible on Amazon.
By comparing those parts to the 2012 edition’s Table of Contents I was able to put together a partial list of the movies being added and removed.
Here are those films:
I should first caution that this is only a partial list and that it is preliminary. I’ve discovered errors in the Table of Contents of prior editions. When I get the physical book and am able to do a side by side, page by page comparison, I will get a full list posted here. I expect to have that up either late Thursday or early Friday.
Movies Being Added:
The Cabin in the Woods (2012) – the meta horror film co-written by Joss Whedon
Consequences of Love (2004) – an Italian film
The Draughtsman’s Contract (1982) – a Greenaway film
The Eagle (1925) – stars Rudolph Valentino
Elephant (2003) – a Gus Van Sant film
The Exterminating Angel (1962) – a Bunuel film
F for Fake (1973) – an Orson Welles film
Field of Dreams (1989) – stars Kevin Costner
The Fiends (probably early 1950s) – I don’t know what this film is yet.
Fireworks (aka Hana-Bi) (1997) – a Takeshi Kitano film
The Goddess (1934) – stars the Chinese actress who was the subject of #856 Center Stage
The Great White Silence (1924) – a documentary on a South Pole expedition
The Hired Hand (1973) – a Peter Fonda film
Les Miserables (2012) – the Oscar nominee
Life of Pi (2012) – the Oscar nominee
Limite (1931) – a Brazilian film
Lincoln (2012) – the Oscar nominee
Mary Poppins (1964) – classic starring Julie Andrews
Moolade (2004) – an Ousmane Sembene film (the man who did Ceddo)
Mrs. Miniver (1942) – the Best Picture winner
Robocop (1987) – Another Verhoeven film for the list
Russian Ark (2002) – a re-add to the list – the only one I noticed so far
Skyfall (2012) – the latest James Bond film
Some Came Running (1958) – a Rat Pack film
Summer With Monika (1953) – another Bergman film
I’ve spot checked and some of these are not available via Netflix. When I do my post of the complete list I will also include some analysis, which will include which ones might be trouble tracking down.
Movies Being Removed:
Drowning By Numbers
Five Deadly Venoms
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Horror of Dracula
I Walked with a Zombie
La Chienne (The Bitch)
La Joven (The Young One)
La Vie En Rose
Landscape in the Mist
The Man Who Knew Too Much
The Official Story
Reversal of Fortune
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Shadow of a Doubt
The Story of Women
The StrangerWinter Light
You can now read my follow-up post on the definitive list of all changes made in this edition, by clicking on the link in this sentence.