Wild Ducks Flying Backward by Tom Robbins

The New Biographical Dictionary of Film: Expanded and Updated by David Thomson

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For almost thirty years, David ThomsonÕs Biographical Dictionary of Film has been not merely Òthe finest reference book ever written about moviesÓ (Graham Fuller, Interview), not merely the Òdesert island bookÓ of art critic David Sylvester, not merely Òa great, crazy masterpieceÓ (Geoff Dyer, The Guardian), but also Òfiendishly seductiveÓ (Greil Marcus, Rolling Stone).This new edition updates the older entries and adds 30 new ones: Darren Aronofsky, Emmanuelle Beart, Jerry Bruckheimer, Larry Clark, Jennifer Connelly, Chris Cooper, Sofia Coppola, Alfonso Cuaron, Richard Curtis, Sir Richard Eyre, Sir Michael Gambon, Christopher Guest, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Spike Jonze, Wong Kar-Wai, Laura Linney, Tobey Maguire, Michael Moore, Samantha Morton, Mike Myers, Christopher Nolan, Dennis Price, Adam Sandler, Kevin Smith, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlize Theron, Larry Wachowski and Andy Wachowski, Lew Wasserman, Naomi Watts, and Ray Winstone.In all, the book includes more than 1300 entries, some of them just a pungent paragraph, some of them several thousand words long. In addition to the new Òmusts,Ó Thomson has added key figures from film historyÐlively anatomies of Graham Greene, Eddie Cantor, Pauline Kael, Abbott and Costello, No‘l Coward, Hoagy Carmichael, Dorothy Gish, Rin Tin Tin, and more. Here is a great, rare book, one that encompasses the chaos of art, entertainment, money, vulgarity, and nonsense that we call the movies. Personal, opinionated, funny, daring, provocative, and passionate, it is the one book that every filmmaker and film buff must own. Time Out named it one of the ten best books of the 1990s. Gavin Lambert recognized it as Òa work of imagination in its own right.Ó Now better than everÐa masterwork by the man playwright David Hare called Òthe most stimulating and thoughtful film critic now writing.Ó This 2004 Knopf Paperback is in Good condition.

heavy ISBN: 9780375709401 SKU: 1191024 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.