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  • David Thomson books
  • Television: A Biography
    Views : 497
    Pages : 304

    by: David Thomson

    Publisher: pThames & Hudson

    Book Description

    The article in the subtitle of this book is telling. The eminent film writer offers not a definitive or comprehensive history of TV but a personal celebration of his particular fascinations and a provocative consideration of the ways in which the very mechanics of the medium affect the audience, both as individuals and as a mass culture.

    ... more

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    2016-10-25

    ISBN-10: 0500519161

    ISBN-13: 9780500519165

    Language: English

  • In Nevada: The Land, the People, God, and Chance
    Views : 388
    Pages : 352

    by: David Thomson

    Publisher: pKnopf

    Book Description

    An idiosyncratic road trip into the American outback. Film critic and biographer Thomson (Rosebud: The Story of Orson Welles, 1996, etc.) ventures deep into the desert far beyond the Hollywood Hills, returning with a spirited and thoroughly well-researched portrait of a state that is not “a network of vital places so much as an intermittently ... more

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    1999-09-28

    ISBN-10: 0679454861

    ISBN-13: 9780679454861

    Language: English

  • How to Watch a Movie
    Views : 53
    Pages : 256

    by: David Thomson

    Publisher: pKnopf

    Book Description

    Celebrated movie critic and film studies teacher Thomson (Moments that Made the Movies, 2013, etc.) implores viewers to scrutinize themselves as closely as what’s playing on the silver screen—or YouTube.

    Whether reclining in a darkened movie theater or on your couch at home, there’s a lot more happenin ... more

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    2015-11-03

    ISBN-10: 1101875399

    ISBN-13: 9781101875391

    Language: English

  • The Big Screen: The Story of the Movies
    Views : 65
    Pages : 608

    by: David Thomson

    Publisher: pFarrar, Straus and Giroux

    Book Description

    Thomson (The Moment of Psycho: How Alfred Hitchcock Taught America to Love Murder, 2009, etc.) brings his encyclopedic knowledge of film and idiosyncratic, allusive style to bear on this ambitious consideration of the history of motion pictures and their effect on the audience.

    The author goes beyond mere survey and analysis to ... more

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    2012-10-16

    ISBN-10: 0374191891

    ISBN-13: 9780374191894

    Language: English

  • Try to Tell the Story: A Memoir
    Views : 214
    Pages : 224

    by: David Thomson

    Publisher: pKnopf

    Book Description

    Literate film buff Thomson (The Whole Equation: A History of Hollywood, 2004, etc.) recalls his early days.

    Readers of such magisterial efforts as The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (2002) will recognize the rich, cadenced prose that has distinguished the author’s work throughout his career. The memoir begins in South ... more

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    2009-02-03

    ISBN-10: 0375412131

    ISBN-13: 9780375412134

    Language: English

  • The Whole Equation: A History of Hollywood
    Views : 422
    Pages : 416

    by: David Thomson

    Publisher: pKnopf

    Book Description

    A diffuse, uneven take on the American movie experience, rather surprising from the author of the cogent appraisals of US films and filmmakers in The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (2002).

    Thomson (Nevada, 1999, etc.) continues to nail some topics with great precision: his appraisal of Marlon Brando confronts the actor ... more

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    2004-11-30

    ISBN-10: 0375400168

    ISBN-13: 9780375400162

    Language: English

  • Beneath Mulholland: Thoughts on Hollywood and Its Ghosts
    Views : 302
    Pages : 268

    by: David Thomson

    Publisher: pKnopf

    Book Description

     A poorly essayed collection of essays and flights of fancy on film and more. Noted film critic Thomson (Rosebud: The Story of Orson Welles, 1996, etc.) seems to have fallen victim to one of the occupational hazards of his profession: Apparently discontented with his lot, he has taken a lunge at creativity with this wildly uneven and u ... more

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    1997-10-07

    ISBN-10: 0679451153

    ISBN-13: 9780679451150

    Language: English