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David Thomson (1) (1941–)

Autor(a) de The New Biographical Dictionary of Film

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About the Author

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 mostrar mais Francisco. mostrar menos
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Obras de David Thomson

The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (1975) 552 cópias, 14 resenhas
The Big Screen: The Story of the Movies (2012) 281 cópias, 6 resenhas
Suspects (1985) 144 cópias, 2 resenhas
How to Watch a Movie (2015) 129 cópias, 1 resenha
Showman: The Life of David O. Selznick (1992) 125 cópias, 1 resenha
Television: A Biography (2016) 80 cópias
Moments That Made the Movies (2013) 70 cópias, 1 resenha
Hollywood: A Celebration! (2001) 68 cópias
The Big Sleep (BFI Film Classics) (1997) 62 cópias, 2 resenhas
Why Acting Matters (2015) 37 cópias, 1 resenha
Silver Light (1990) 33 cópias
Nicole Kidman (2006) 30 cópias, 1 resenha
Try to Tell the Story: A Memoir (2009) 29 cópias, 2 resenhas
Ingrid Bergman (Great Stars) (2009) 15 cópias, 1 resenha
Bette Davis (2009) 14 cópias
Gary Cooper (Great Stars) (2010) 14 cópias, 1 resenha
4-2 (1996) 14 cópias
Movie man (1969) 14 cópias
Murder and the Movies (2020) — Autor — 13 cópias, 1 resenha
Scott's Men (1977) 5 cópias
Warren Beatty : A Life and a Story (1987) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Fan-Tan (2005) — Editor — 93 cópias, 1 resenha
Marilyn Monroe: A Life in Pictures (2007) — Prefácio — 28 cópias

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1941
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
UK
Local de nascimento
London, England, UK
Educação
University of Cambridge (Sidney Sussex College)

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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.
 
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greigroselli | outras 13 resenhas | 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.
 
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Amateria66 | outras 5 resenhas | 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 | outras 5 resenhas | 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.
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adamhindman | outras 13 resenhas | Dec 11, 2023 |

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Obras
44
Also by
2
Membros
3,266
Popularidade
#7,833
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Resenhas
50
ISBNs
280
Idiomas
10
Favorito
5

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