The new biographical dictionary of film
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New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2002.
Format:
Book
Edition:
4th ed.
Physical Desc:
963 pages ; 25 cm.
Status:
Hillwood High - Teen Non-Fiction
791.43 THO
Description
For twenty-five years, David Thomson'sBiographical Dictionary of Filmhas 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 its old entries updated and 300 new ones--from Luc Besson to Reese Witherspoon--making more than 1300 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 key figures from film history--lively anatomies of Graham Greene, Eddie Cantor, Pauline Kael, Abbott and Costello, Noël 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 "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." From the Hardcover edition.
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Rev. ed. of: Biographical dictionary of film. 1994. 3rd ed.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Thomson, D. (2002). The new biographical dictionary of film. 4th ed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Thomson, David, 1941-. 2002. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Thomson, David, 1941-, The New Biographical Dictionary of Film. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002.

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Thomson, David. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film. 4th ed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. Print.

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