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David Thomson (1) (1941–)

Autor/a de The New Biographical Dictionary of Film

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Sobre l'autor

David Thomson is the author of The New Biographical Dictionary of Film, now in its fifth edition. His recent books include a biography of Nicole Kidman and The Whole Equation: A History of Hollywood, and Have You Seen ?: A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films. Born in London, he now lives in San mostra'n més Francisco. mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: Lucy Gray

Obres de David Thomson

The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (1975) 552 exemplars, 14 ressenyes
The Big Screen: The Story of the Movies (2012) 281 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
Suspects (1985) 144 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Biographical Dictionary of Film (1975) 137 exemplars
How to Watch a Movie (2015) 129 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Showman: The Life of David O. Selznick (1992) 125 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Television: A Biography (2016) 80 exemplars
Moments That Made the Movies (2013) 70 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Hollywood: A Celebration! (2001) 68 exemplars
The Big Sleep (BFI Film Classics) (1997) 62 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Why Acting Matters (2015) 37 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Silver Light (1990) 33 exemplars
Nicole Kidman (2006) 30 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Try to Tell the Story: A Memoir (2009) 29 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Marlon Brando (A & E Biography) (2003) 21 exemplars
Humphrey Bogart (Great Stars) (2009) 17 exemplars
Ingrid Bergman (Great Stars) (2009) 15 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Bette Davis (2009) 14 exemplars
Gary Cooper (Great Stars) (2010) 14 exemplars, 1 ressenya
4-2 (1996) 14 exemplars
Movie man (1969) 14 exemplars
Murder and the Movies (2020) — Autor — 13 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Scott's Men (1977) 5 exemplars

Obres associades

Fan-Tan (2005) — Editor — 93 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Marilyn Monroe: A Life in Pictures (2007) — Pròleg — 28 exemplars


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Data de naixement
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London, England, UK
University of Cambridge (Sidney Sussex College)



It's not a book you read from cover to cover. Yes, you can access movie data from Imdb, but there's nothing like getting lost in this funny biographical lexicon of film history.
greigroselli | Hi ha 13 ressenyes més | Jun 4, 2024 |
5 stars for execution, 3 stars for some editorializing/slightly dated passages/stretches redundant with other Thomson books I read recently, 4 stars averaged out.

Any film lover would be well-served by picking this large-scale history of the medium. Super readable and personal without getting in the way of the actual meat and potatoes information.
Amateria66 | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | May 24, 2024 |
Another delving into the long-ago purchased and neglected virtual Kindle pile. If anybody could bring off a one volumes history it is David Thomson and many of his other books have given me pleasure, but here he seems too aware of both some notional restriction on length and a desire to be comprehensive. In practice this means the book is short on the insight, eye for detail and originality that characterise much of Thomsons’ work and just feels pretty dutiful. But it will nevertheless give you a reasonably clear chronological picture.

Is it fair to take Taruskin’s 'Oxford History of Western Music' as the benchmark for single author history in the arts? OUP obviously gave Taruskin carte blanche but if you compare his volume on the first part of the 20th Century (fearless in opinion, unmatched in authority, not afraid to deep dive to a very technical level and ruthless in its narrative omission) it does expose the faultiness in a book like Thomson’s.
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djh_1962 | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | Jan 7, 2024 |
Impressively comprehensive and, for a (nominal) dictionary, highly personal and opinionated. Thompson and I don't necessarily share the same opinions, but I appreciated reading his.
adamhindman | Hi ha 13 ressenyes més | Dec 11, 2023 |



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