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11.28.2013 | | Posted at 09:14 AM
By David Luhrssen
  When I want to read about film, I’ll read anything handy by David Thomson. His books are bulky, hard to miss on any shelf for their heft, highly opinionated and usually good for a little serendipity. Open any page of "Have You Seen": A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films or The New Biographical Dictionary of Film and you'll find a keen mind at work—whether or not y...
12.11.2012 | | Posted at 09:22 AM

David Thomson’s Moving Images

By David Luhrssen
  David Thomson is among the preeminent film critics of our time. The British expatriate, living in San Francisco, has written several big doorstopper books on movie history. His latest, The Big Screen: The Story of the Movies (Farrar, Straus, Giroux), continues along the thought-provoking lines of his massive New Biographical Dictionary of Film and his bulky Have You Seen?... A Pe...