"Have You Seen...?"

"Have You Seen...?"

A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films

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Random House, Inc.
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 that’s 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 you’ll want to return to again and again, like a dear but argumentative friend in the dark at the movies.

Baker & Taylor
In a companion volume to The New Biographical Dictionary of Film, a leading film critic and historian offers a sweeping overview of the history of film that critically assesses some one thousand movies, including old favorites, forgotten gems, and modern classics, accompanied by little-known facts, trivia, and ideas about what to see. 40,000 first printing.

Baker
& Taylor

Offers a sweeping overview of the history of film that critically assesses one thousand movies, including old favorites, forgotten gems, and modern classics, with little-known facts, trivia, and ideas about what to see.

Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2008
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780307264619
Characteristics: xiv, 1,007 p. ; 25 cm

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Oct 26, 2014

Films are organized alphabetically and indexed by decade. Would have been more useful to me if also indexed by genre or movement as well.

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