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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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Now we have the long-called-for companion to David Thomson's A Biographical Dictionary of Film, first published in 1975 and throughout its various editions the most seductive, infuriating, and influential reference book ever written on the movies...."Have You Seen...?" — a by turns astringent and gushy appraisal of 1,000 movies made from 1895 to 2007 — is, for better and worse, something of a muddle. Benjamin Schwarz, the Atlantic Monthly (read the entire Atlantic Monthly review)

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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 the fabulous, the old favorites and the forgotten, this sweeping collection presents the films that Thomson offers in response to the question he gets asked most often—“What should I see?” This new book is a generous history of film and an enticing critical appraisal written with as much humor and passion as historical knowledge. Not content to choose his own top films (though they are here), Thomson has created a list that will surprise and delight you—and send you to your best movie rental service.

But he also probes the question: after one hundred years of film, which ones are the best, and why?

“Have You Seen . . . ?” suggests a true canon of cinema and one thats almost completely accessible now, thanks to DVDs. This book is a must for anyone who loves the silver screen: the perfect confection to dip into at any point for a taste of controversy, little-known facts, and ideas about what to see. This is a volume youll want to return to again and again, like a dear but argumentative friend in the dark at the movies.

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David Thomson is the author of more than twenty books, including the beloved classic The New Biographical Dictionary of Film. He lives in San Francisco with his family.

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Found Highways, January 3, 2010 (view all comments by Found Highways)
It will probably take me a few years to read about every one of the thousand films David Thomson saw fit to talk about in this book. That's fine.

Just like Thomson's Biographical Dictionary of Film, this book is wonderful for reference and browsing both.

"Have You Seen . . .?" is definitely the best film book of the last ten years.
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ISBN:
9780307264619
Subtitle:
A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
Author:
Thomson, David
Author:
Thomson, David
Publisher:
Knopf
Subject:
Film & Video - General
Subject:
Motion pictures
Subject:
Plots, themes, etc.
Subject:
Film & Video - Guides & Reviews
Subject:
Motion pictures -- Plots, themes, etc.
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Film and Television-Film Guides
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Publication Date:
20081014
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Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
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Y
Pages:
1024
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10.25 x 7.1 x 2 in 3.35 lb

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"Review A Day" by , Now we have the long-called-for companion to David Thomson's A Biographical Dictionary of Film, first published in 1975 and throughout its various editions the most seductive, infuriating, and influential reference book ever written on the movies...."Have You Seen...?" — a by turns astringent and gushy appraisal of 1,000 movies made from 1895 to 2007 — is, for better and worse, something of a muddle. (read the entire Atlantic Monthly review)
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