Books by the Extraordinary David Thomson, Film Historian, etc.

A Listmania! list by Eric Wagner ""Read more, learn more, change the globe" - Nas" (Freetopia)
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The list author says: "I find myself enjoying Mr. Thomson's books more and more, and I thought I'd like to have a list of them on Amazon, including those that have gone out of print."
Movie Man
1.  Movie Man by David Thomson
The list author says:
  "I enjoyed this book, although I think Mr. Thomson has improved as a writer and a thinker over the years."
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Bowl of Eggs
2.  Bowl of Eggs by David Thomson
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Hungry as Hunters
3.  Hungry as Hunters by David Thomson
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Wild Excursions the Life and Fiction of La
4.  Wild Excursions the Life and Fiction of La by David Thomson
The list author says:
  "I thoroughly enjoyed this book.  It makes me want to read more of Sterne.  I particularly liked the section on early 18th century Oxbridge education."
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The New Biographical Dictionary of Film: Fifth Edition, Completely Updated and Expanded
5.  The New Biographical Dictionary of Film: Fifth Edition, Completely Updated and Expanded by David Thomson
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  "I read the fourth and fifth editions.  I find these books invaluable."
$32.51   Used & New from: $4.23
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Scott, Shackleton, and Amundsen: Ambition and Tragedy in the Antarctic (Adrenaline Classics)
6.  Scott, Shackleton, and Amundsen: Ambition and Tragedy in the Antarctic (Adrenaline Classics) by David Thomson
$12.60   Used & New from: $0.04
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

America in the dark: The impact of Hollywood films on American culture (Morrow quill paperbacks)
7.  America in the dark: The impact of Hollywood films on American culture (Morrow quill paperbacks) by David Thomson
The list author says:
  "I enjoyed this.  It came out in 1977, before home video transformed American's movie habits.  I found it interesting to see Thomson's views after "Jaws," but before "Star Wars," "Apocalypse Now," and "Raging Bull," etc."
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Overexposures: The crisis in American filmmaking
8.  Overexposures: The crisis in American filmmaking by David Thomson
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Suspects
9.  Suspects by David Thomson
The list author says:
  "A powerful and mind-bending novel.  It makes me want to rewatch some of the films which form the web of the novel."
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3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Warren Beatty and Desert Eyes: A Life and a Story
10.  Warren Beatty and Desert Eyes: A Life and a Story by David Thomson
The list author says:
  "I found this book interesting.  I would have liked to read more of Thomson's thoughts about "Ishtar" and "Dick Tracy.""
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Silver Light
11.  Silver Light by David Thomson
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Showman the Life of David O Selznick
12.  Showman the Life of David O Selznick by David Thomson
The list author says:
  "I found this book a fascinating panorama of movie history plus a wonderful portrait of a man."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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4-2
13.  4-2 by David Thomson
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Rosebud: The Story of Orson Welles
14.  Rosebud: The Story of Orson Welles by David Thomson
The list author says:
  "A magnificent and thought provoking book."
$13.23   Used & New from: $0.01
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

Beneath Mulholland: Thoughts on Hollywood and Its Ghosts
15.  Beneath Mulholland: Thoughts on Hollywood and Its Ghosts by David Thomson
The list author says:
  "I thoroughly enjoyed these pieces."
$13.43   Used & New from: $0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

The Alien Quartet: A Bloomsbury Movie Guide (Bloomsbury Movie Guides)
16.  The Alien Quartet: A Bloomsbury Movie Guide (Bloomsbury Movie Guides) by David Thomson
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2.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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The Big Sleep (BFI Film Classics)
17.  The Big Sleep (BFI Film Classics) by David Thomson
The list author says:
  "I found this book delightful, although I found some of his criticism of Raymond Chandler a bit harsh."
$16.16   Used & New from: $3.28
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

In Nevada: The Land, the People, God, and Chance
18.  In Nevada: The Land, the People, God, and Chance by David Thomson
The list author says:
  "I loved this book, especially the section of Area 51.  And the stuff on Vegas.  Well, basically the whole book."
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2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Hollywood: A Celebration!
19.  Hollywood: A Celebration! by David Thomson
The list author says:
  "A delightful visual history of American film.  I enjoyed Thomson's comments, although they lacked the bite of his more critical writings."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Marlon Brando (A & E Biography)
20.  Marlon Brando (A & E Biography) by David Thomson
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2.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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The Whole Equation: A History of Hollywood
21.  The Whole Equation: A History of Hollywood by David Thomson
The list author says:
  "What a terrific book!  I recommend it.  One small error: The Great Gatsby takes place in 1922, not 1925.  I just reread this book and I find it even more interesting the second time around."
$14.40   Used & New from: $3.00
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

Fan-Tan
22.  Fan-Tan by David Thomson
$12.39   Used & New from: $1.33
2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Nicole Kidman
23.  Nicole Kidman by David Thomson
The list author says:
  "A delightful and fascinating book."
$14.21   Used & New from: $0.01
2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

"Have You Seen . . . ?": A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
24.  "Have You Seen . . . ?": A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films by David Thomson
The list author says:
  "I've only read the reviews for the films I've seen, but I've enjoyed the reviews I've read.  I plan to watch the rest of the film over the next decade and then read the reviews."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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Try to Tell the Story
25.  Try to Tell the Story by David Thomson
The list author says:
  "This memoir knocked me out."
$12.97   Used & New from: $0.54
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

The Moment of Psycho: How Alfred Hitchcock Taught America to Love Murder
26.  The Moment of Psycho: How Alfred Hitchcock Taught America to Love Murder by David Thomson
The list author says:
  "Very interesting look at a canonical film and its aftermath."
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Humphrey Bogart (Great Stars)
27.  Humphrey Bogart (Great Stars) by David Thomson
The list author says:
  "I enjoyed this book.  It made me rewatch 'To Have and Have Not,' which I enjoyed more than ever."
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Bette Davis (Great Stars)
28.  Bette Davis (Great Stars) by David Thomson
The list author says:
  "A terrific book about a great actress."
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Ingrid Bergman (Great Stars)
29.  Ingrid Bergman (Great Stars) by David Thomson
The list author says:
  "I found this book fascinating, especially its closing comments about the worlds of commercial cinema and art cinema and their intersection."
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Gary Cooper (Great Stars)
30.  Gary Cooper (Great Stars) by David Thomson
The list author says:
  "I enjoyed all four of the Great Stars books.  I think they have a cumulative effect.  I enjoyed the Bergman and Cooper books best, but I suspect if I had read the Bogart and Davis books last, I would have enjoyed them even more.  I hope he writes more in this series."
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The Oscars Revisited: What Should Have Won, Who Was Snubbed, and Why
31.  The Oscars Revisited: What Should Have Won, Who Was Snubbed, and Why by David Thomson
The list author says:
  "I look forward to reading this.  Does it exist?  Did he finish it?  I don't know."
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The Big Screen: The Story of the Movies
32.  The Big Screen: The Story of the Movies by David Thomson
The list author says:
  "I found this book fascinating."
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Moments That Made the Movies
33.  Moments That Made the Movies by David Thomson
The list author says:
  "What a magnificent book, beautifully illustrated with insightful text."
$29.38   Used & New from: $13.24
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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