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The new biographical dictionary of film, David Thomson

Label
The new biographical dictionary of film
Title
The new biographical dictionary of film
Statement of responsibility
David Thomson
Title variation
  • Biographical dictionary of film
  • Dictionary of film
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Now in its fifth edition, updated, and with more than 130 new entries---from Judd Apatow to Lena Horne---the classic, beloved film book is better than ever." "For thirty-five years, David Thomson's Biographical Dictionary of Film has been "fiendishly seductive" (Greil Marcus, Rolling Stone), "the finest reference book ever written about movies" (Graham Fuller, Interview), and "not only an indispensable book about cinema, but one of the most absurdly ambitious literary achievements of our time" (Geoff Dyer, The Guardian). For this edition, Thomson has brought up to date and in some cases recast the biographies, and has added new ones (Clive Owen, Scarlett Johansson, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Heath Ledger, for example). The book now includes almost 1,500 entries, some of them just a pungent paragraph, some of them several thousand words long, every one a gem." "Here is a great, rare book 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, from the man David Hare called "the most stimulating and thoughtful film critic now writing.""--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
collective biography
Dewey number
791.4302/8092273
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN1998.2
LC item number
.T49 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
The new biographical dictionary of film, David Thomson
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn505417142
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
4th ed.
Extent
963 p.
Isbn
9780375411281
Lccn
2010016450
System control number
(OCoLC)505417142
Label
The new biographical dictionary of film, David Thomson
Publication
Control code
ocn505417142
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
4th ed.
Extent
963 p.
Isbn
9780375411281
Lccn
2010016450
System control number
(OCoLC)505417142

Library Locations

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