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Description - The New Biographical Dictionary of Film 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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780316726603
ISBN-10: 0316726605
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 172mm x 43mm)
Pages: 976
Imprint: Little, Brown & Company
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - 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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