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The New Biographical Dictionary Of Film By David Thomson

The New Biographical Dictionary Of Film
by David Thomson

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* The completely updated fourth edition of an indispensable reference book for filmgoers, with thirty brand new entries.
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The New Biographical Dictionary Of Film: 4th Edition by David Thomson

'This book is both more and less than history, a work of imagination in its own right, a piece of movie literature that turns fact into romance.' Gavin Lambert was reviewing the first edition of David Thomson's monumental work in 1975. In the eight years since the third edition was published, careers have waxed and waned, reputations been made and lost, great movies produced, trends set and scorned. This updated fourth edition has 30 entirely new entries and every original entry has been re-examined. Thus the roster of directors, actors, producers, screenwriters and cameramen is both historical and contemporary, with old masters reappraised in terms of how their work has lasted. Each of the 1,330 profiles is a keenly perceptive, provocative critical essay. Striking the perfect balance between personal bias and factual reliability, David Thomson - novelist, critic, biographer and unabashed film addict - has given us an enormously rich reference book, a brilliant reflection on the art and artists of the cinema.

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The New Biographical Dictionary Of Film Reviews

* 'Essential reading... epic erudition and an equally epic sense of mischief', Independent * 'It's still the only movie book you'd want with you on a desert island', Time Out * 'For film fans there is no more transcendental book... Untouchable', Sunday Times * 'One of the great reference books of all time, never mind about film', Evening Standard

About David Thomson

David Thomson is London-born but has lived and worked in California for over twenty years. He writes and reviews films regularly for major press publications.

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The New Biographical Dictionary Of Film: 4th Edition by David Thomson
David Thomson
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