Your cart

Close

Total AUD

Checkout

Imprint

  • Abacus

The New Biographical Dictionary Of Film 5Th Ed

David Thomson

Write Review

Rated 0

Film guides & reviews, Prose: non-fiction, Reference works

* The fourth edition of an indispensable reference book for filmgoers, completely revised and brought up to date with more than 200 new entries - 1,000 in all.

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 fourth edition has 200 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 1,000 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.

Read More Read Less

David Thomson

David Thomson was born in London but has lived in California since 1975, establishing a huge reputation as a writer about cinema.

Readers also viewed

This website uses cookies. Using this website means you are okay with this but you can find out more and learn how to manage your cookie choices here.Close cookie policy overlay