99 Classic Movies for People in a Hurry Review – Hmm, Written in a Hurry

99 Classic Movies for People in A Hurry - Review by SearchIndia.comOne stumbles upon the oddest books at the library.

Earlier today, I scooted over to the local bibliothèque to return the Se7en DVD when I happened upon 99 Classic Movies for People in a Hurry ($9.95).

People in a Hurry?

Ha ha ha!

Now if you show me someone not in a hurry in our present times, I’ll gladly show you my crown jewels.

Since I’m loath to ever leave a library empty-handed, I picked up  99 Classic Movies for People in a Hurry.

The book presents succinct summaries of the great movies.

Each movie’s description takes just four little boxes (three, if you exclude the title box).

I have no complaints with the selection of movies in the list since the legendary ones like Casablanca, Yojimbo, Citizen Kane, The Third Man, Some Like It Hot, Delicatessen, Terminator, Sunset Boulevard, Star Wars, The Shawshank Redemption,  etc are all to be found.

But I was not too happy with the quality of many of the descriptions for the movies.

Many seemed to have been written in a hurry! 😉

I will admit though that writing such short summaries of great movies is a daunting task.

99 Classic Movies - Casablanca

No, not a single Indian movie figures in the 99-classics list.

Now don’t tell me you’re surprised not to find Chennai Express or Rowdy Rathore in the company of Star Wars and Gone With the Wind!

99 Classic Movies - Forest Gump

Be it Bollywood, Kollywood or Tollywood, India is the trash capital of the world where movies are concerned!

Bottom line, I’d say 99 Classic Movies for People in a Hurry is kinda interesting but kinda unsatisfying.

Not worth the $10.

2 Responses to "99 Classic Movies for People in a Hurry Review – Hmm, Written in a Hurry"

  1. msveda   January 7, 2014 at 6:16 am

    It is mentioned as “people in hurry”. So, I think the list is fine for such People. Only, when you sit down and examine those movies, you will feel being let down.

  2. Arun s   January 8, 2014 at 1:07 pm


    Hi SI,

    It seems Salman is ready to torment us with Jai Ho.

    Jai Ho trailer is pathetic.After watching the trailer in a cinema hall,in the audience section I clearly heard a small girl telling her mother “Jai Ho nalla illai”.

    How do the population there react to his films?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. In a little while, I should be getting the DVD of Hollywood film Pay It Forward (2000, Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt, Haley Joel Osment), which is supposedly the basis for Telugu film Stalin, which is said to be the basis of Jai Ho.

    I’ll watch & review Pay It Forward in a day or two.

    2. Compared to SRK & Aamir Khan, Salman Khan’s films don’t do as well in the U.S.

    Salman has a mixed record in the U.S. (I’m guessing the Punjabi/Haryana/Delhi/UP NRI crowd love to deep-throat Salman…others prefer to blow SRK or Aamir).


    In the U.S., the three Indian Khans (SRK, Aamir, Salman) also have the advantage of Pakis and Bangladeshis flocking to their movies because of their shared religion.

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