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The New Biographical Dictionary of Film

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In its fifth edition, and with more than 100 new entries - from Judd Apatow to Mark Wahlberg - the classic, beloved film book, better than ever. For thirty-five years, David Thomson’sBiographical Dictionary of Film has been not merely “the finest reference book ever written about movies” (Graham Fuller,Interview), not merely “a great, crazy masterpiece” (Geoff Dyer,The Guardian), but also “fiendishly seductive” (Greil Marcus,Rolling Stone). For this edition, Thomson has updated and in some cases recast every biography, and has added 100 new entries (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.

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ISBN: 9780307271747
Publisher: Knopf
Language: English
Page Count: 1076
Size: 9.51" l x 7.05" w x 2.17"
Series: N/A