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The New Biographical Dictionary of Film - Fourth Edition by David Thomson

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For 25 years, David Thomson's Biographical Dictionary of Film has been not merely 'the finest reference book ever written about movies' (Graham Fuller, Interview), not merely the 'desert island book' of art critic David Sylvester, not merely 'a great, crazy masterpiece' (Geoff Dyer, The Guardian), but also 'fiendishly seductive' (Greil Marcus, Rolling Stone).Now it returns, with 300 new entries (making more than 1,300 in all), some of them just a pungent paragraph, some of them several thousand words long. In addition to the new 'musts, ' Thomson has added appealing figures from film history -- so now there are lively portraits of Eddie Cantor, Rin Tin Tin, Graham Greene, Pauline Kael, Abbott and Costello, Noel Coward, Raul Ruiz, Hoagy Carmichael, and more.As ever, the book is personal, opinionated, funny, daring, provocative, and passionate. It is something every filmmaker and film buff needs. But now it is more plainly a great, rare book encompassing the chaos of art, entertainment, money, vulgarity, and nonsense that we call the movies. TimeOut named it 'One of the top ten books of the 1990s.' Laura Miller called it 'a great critic's great work.' Gavin Lambert it as 'a work of imagination in its own right.' Now better than ever -- a masterwork by the man playwright David Hare called 'the most stimulating and thoughtful film critic now writing.' This 2003 Little Brown and Company Paperback is in Good condition.

heavy ISBN: 9780316726603 SKU: 1310082 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.