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  • "Have You Seen . . . ?"by David Thomson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 29.95

    In 1975, David Thomson published his Biographical Dictionary of Film, and few film books have enjoyed better press or such steady sales. Now, thirty-three years later, we have the companion volume, a second book of more than 1,000 pages in one voice?that of our most provocative contemporary film critic and historian. Juxtaposing the fanciful and... more...

  • Try to Tell the Storyby David Thomson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    David Thomson, one of our most celebrated film writers, gives us a haunting, fascinating memoir about growing up as an only child in wartime England.  He was born in London in the aftermath of the war, where he was raised by his mother, grandmother, and upstairs tenant, Miss Davis.  He remembers how his grandmother brought him to a street corner to... more...

  • The Moment of Psychoby David Thomson

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 12.99

    Renowned film critic David Thomson plumbs the horror and inspiration of Alfred Hitchcock?s greatest film. more...

  • Bette Davisby David Thomson

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 8.99

    ?She could look demure while behaving like an empress. Blonde, with eyes like pearls too big for her head, she was very striking, but marginally pretty and certainly not beautiful . . . But it was her edge that made her memorable?her upstart superiority, her reluctance to pretend deference to others.?   Bette Davis was the commanding figure of... more...

  • The New Biographical Dictionary of Film [Fifth Edition]by David Thomson

    Little, Brown Book Group 2010; US$ 65.28

    '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... more...

  • The New Biographical Dictionary of Film [Fifth Edition]by David Thomson

    Little, Brown Book Group 2010; Not Available

    '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... more...

  • The People Of The Sea (Canons Edition)by David Thomson

    Canongate Books 2010; US$ 10.82

    Introduced by Seamus Heaney. David Thomson?s travels in the Gaelic world of the Hebrides and the west coast of Ireland brought him into contact with a people whose association with the sea and its fertile lore runs deep. They told of men rescued by seals in stormy seas, of babies suckled by seal-mothers, and of men who took seal-women for wives ?... more...

  • The Big Screenby David Thomson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 18.99

    The Big Screen tells the enthralling story of the movies: their rise and spread, their remarkable influence over us, and the technology that made the screen?smaller now, but ever more ubiquitous?as important as the images it carries. The Big Screen is not another history of the movies. Rather, it is a wide-ranging narrative about the movies... more...

  • The Big Screenby David Thomson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    In this triumphant work David Thomson, one of film's greatest living experts and author of The New Biographical Dictionary of Film , tells the enthralling story of the movies and how they have shaped us. Sunday Times , New Statesman , The Times , Guardian , Observer and Independent BOOKS OF THE YEAR Taking us around the globe,... more...

  • Bette Davis (Great Stars)by David Thomson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available

    'She could look demure while behaving like an empress. Blonde, with eyes like pearls too big for her head, she was very striking, but marginally pretty and certainly not beautiful ... But it was her edge that made her memorable - her upstart superiority, her reluctance to pretend deference to others.' Bette Davis was the commanding figure of... more...