America in the dark : Hollywood and the gift of unreality / David Thomson
New York: William Morrow & Co., Inc., 1977.
Call No: 747.7 WAG Author: Thomson, David Place: New York Publisher: William Morrow & Co., Inc. PubDate: 1977 PhysDes: 288 p. ; 22 cm Notes: Binding in poor condition, please take care. ISBN: 0688032109 More info
David Thomson on the Alien quartet
London: Bloomsbury, 1998.
Call No: 79ALI THO Author: Thomson, David, 1941 Place: London Publisher: Bloomsbury PubDate: 1998 PhysDes: 194 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 21 cm Series: Bloomsbury movie guide ; no. 4 Subject: ALIEN (UK, Ridley Scott, 1979); ALIEN 3 (US, David Fincher, 1992); ALIENS (US, James Cameron, 1986); ALIEN RESURRECTION (US, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 1997) Notes: Includes index; Bibliography : p. -180 ISBN: 0747538034 (pbk) : ª10.99 LON: abn99070075; 14530152 More info
Movie man / David Thomson
London: Secker & Warburg, 1967.
Call No: 62 THO Author: Thomson, David, 1941 Place: London Publisher: Secker & Warburg PubDate: 1967 PhysDes: 234 p.,  leaves of plates : ill. ; 23 cm Subject: CINEMATOGRAPHY; SOCIETY AND THE CINEMA; GRANT, CARY; MONROE, MARILYN; NOVAK, KIM; LANG, FRITZ; RENOIR, JEAN; HITCHCOCK, ALFRED; HAWKS, HOWARD; DEMY, JACQUES; RIVETTE, JACQUES; PREMINGER, OTTO Notes: Includes index; "Filmography": p. 217-223 LON: xls00449773; 4094552 URL status: URL: 'http://-'
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Peter Weir : interviews / edited by John C. Tibbetts ; foreword by David Thomson
Jackson, Mississippi: University Press of Mississippi, 2014.
Call No: 81WEI PET Author: Tibbetts, John C; Thomson, David Source: US Place: Jackson, Mississippi Publisher: University Press of Mississippi PubDate: 2014 PhysDes: xlii, 261 pages ; 24 cm Series: Conversations with filmmakers series Subject: ADAPTATIONS; AUTEUR THEORY; DIRECTORS; EDITING; INTERVIEWING; REALITY TV; WAR IN FILMS; WEIR, PETER; BOYD, RUSSELL; CARS THAT ATE PARIS, THE (AT, Peter Weir, 1974); DEAD POETS SOCIETY (US, Peter Weir, 1989); FEARLESS (US, Peter Weir, 1993); GALLIPOLI (AT, Peter Weir, 1981); GREEN CARD (AT/FR, Peter Weir, 1990); HOMESDALE (AT, Peter Weir, 1971); LAST WAVE, THE (AT, Peter Weir, 1977); MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD (US, Peter Weir, 2003); MOSQUITO COAST, THE (US, Peter Weir, 1986); PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK (AT, Peter Weir, 1975); PLUMBER, THE (AT, Peter Weir, 1980); TRUMAN SHOW, THE (US, Peter Weir, 1998); WAY BACK, THE (US, Peter Weir, 2010); WITNESS (US, Peter Weir, 1985); YEAR OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY, THE (AT, Peter Weir, 1982) Summary: 'Peter Weir: Interviews' is the first volume of interviews to be published on the esteemed Australian director. Although Weir (b. 1944) has acquired a reputation of being guarded about his life and work, these interviews by archivists, journalists, historians, and colleagues reveal him to be a most amiable and forthcoming subject. [...] Interviews discuss Weir's diverse and impressive range of work - his earlier films 'Picnic at Hanging Rock', 'The Last Wave', 'Gallipoli', and 'The Year of Living Dangerously', as well as Academy Award-nominated 'Witness', 'Dead Poets Society', 'Green Card', 'The Truman Show', and 'Master and Commander'. This book confirms the trajectory of Weir's life and work parallels and embodies Australia's quest to define and express a historical and cultural identity." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes chronology and filmography for Peter Weir's work; includes index ISBN: 9781617038976 Contents: Foreword by David Thomson -- Introduction: "unmet friends": encounters with Peter Weir -- Chronology -- Filmography -- Peter Weir: reclaiming a Sydney boyhood: John C. Tibbetts / 2012 -- Peter Weir: snapshots in time: John C. Tibbetts / 2012 -- Peter Weir: early days: Sue Mathews / 1985 -- Small screens and big screens: television and film: Graham Shirley / 1991 -- The first features: 'The Cars That Ate Paris: Tom Hogan / 1973 -- "Weir, weird, and weirder still": the riddle of Hanging Rock: David Castell / 1976 -- Years of living dangerously: 'The Last Wave', 'The Plumber', 'Gallipoli', 'The Year of Living Dangerously': Sue Mathews / 1985 -- Interview with Peter Weir: Luisa Ceretto and Andrea Morini / 1999 -- Peter Weir: master of unease: Terry Dowling and George Mannix / 1980 -- Towards the center: Tom Ryan and Brian McFarlane / 1981 -- The swizzle stick: Peter Weir and Hollywood genres: Jonathan Rayner / 1993 -- The iceman cometh: 'Mosquito Coast': Digby Diehl / 1986 -- 'Fearless': the poetry of apocalypse: John C. Tibbetts / 1993 -- Poetry man: 'Dead Poets Society': Nancy Griffin -- Weir's worlds: 'The Truman Show': Virginia Campbell -- This is your life: 'The Truman Show': Eric Rudolph / 1998 -- He's fought his own way back to work: Terence Rafferty / 2011 -- "I am your eyes": interviews with Russell Boyd, ACS, ASC: John C. Tibbetts / 2012 -- Appendix: Notes on 'Gallipoli -- Interview with executive producer Francis O'Brien -- Peter Weir's Anzac lecture -- additional sources -- index More info
Rosebud : the story of Orson Welles / David Thomson
London: Little, Brown and Co, 1996.
Showman : the life of David O. Selznick / David Thomson
London: Abacus, 1993.
Call No: 81SEL THO Author: Thomson, David, 1941 Place: London Publisher: Abacus PubDate: 1993 PhysDes: xi, 820 p.,  p. of plates : ill., ports., geneal. pprts. ; 20 cm Subject: SELZNICK, DAVID O. Notes: Bibliography: p. 734-737. - Includes index ISBN: 0349105235; 0349105235 (pbk) : ª9.99 : Formerly CIP LON: bnb34910523; 10494438 More info
Sleeping with strangers : how the movies shaped desire / David Thomson
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.
Call No: 747.6(73) THO Author: Thomson, David Edition: First Place: New York Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf PubDate: 2019 PhysDes: 352 pages : illustrated ; 24cm Subject: SEX IN FILMS. USA; HOMOSEXUALITY IN FILMS. USA; MEN AND THE CINEMA; WOMEN AND THE CINEMA; NUDITY IN FILMS; STARS. USA; FASHION AND THE CINEMA; PORNOGRAPHY AND THE CINEMA Summary: In this wholly original work of film criticism, David Thomson, celebrated author of The Biographical Dictionary of Film, probes the many ways in which sexuality has shaped the movies—and the ways in which the movies have shaped sexuality. Exploring the tangled notions of masculinity, femininity, beauty, and sex that characterize our cinematic imagination—and drawing on examples that range from advertising to pornography, Bonnie and Clyde to Call Me by Your Name—Thomson illuminates how film as art, entertainment, and business has historically been a polite cover for a kind of erotic séance. In so doing, he casts the art and the artists we love in a new light, and reveals how film can both expose the fault lines in conventional masculinity and point the way past it, toward a more nuanced understanding of what it means to be a person with desires. -- publisher's web site ISBN: 9781101946992 More info
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Suspects / David Thomson
[London]: Picador in association with Secker & Warburg, 1986, c1985.
Call No: 97THO THO Author: Thomson, David, 1941 Place: [London] Publisher: Picador in association with Secker & Warburg PubDate: 1986, c1985 PhysDes: 274 p. : ill., 1map, 1geneal.table ; 20cm Notes: Fiction in English,. 1945- - Texts (BNB/PRECIS); Originally published: London : Secker & Warburg, 1985; List of films: p271-274 ISBN: 0330291998 (pbk) : ª3.50 LON: bnb33029199; 5523336 More info
Those who made it : speaking with the legends of Hollywood / by John C. Tibbets, foreword by David Thomson
Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Call No: 802(047.53) TIB Author: Tibbetts, John C.; Thomson, David (foreword) Source: UK/US Place: Basingstoke, Hampshire Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan PubDate: 2015 PhysDes: xi, 235 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm Subject: DIRECTORS; FILM WORKERS; HOLLYWOOD; PRODUCERS; HISTORY OF CINEMA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. USA Summary: "Those Who Made It is a collection of original interviews conducted over a span of more than thirty-five years by film historian, educator and broadcaster, John C. Tibbetts. Captured are the voices of prominent film personnel chronicling at first-hand the behind-the-scenes story of Hollywood in its classical studio period. Interviewees include Steven Spielberg, Robert Altman, Bernardo Bertolucci, Terry Gilliam, Jim Henson, and Philip Glass. "
-- BOOK BACK COVER BLURB Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 9781137541901 Contents: -- List of Figures -- Foreword by David Thomson-- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Interviews and Conversations -- 1 Innovations in 1920s and 1930s Hollywood Cinematography, Sound Technology, and Feature-Length Animation -- Cinematographer Glen MacWilliams: “We were trained by trial and error!” -- Sound engineer Bernard B. Brown: “Now hear this!” -- Animator Ollie Johnston: “We are just actors with a pencil!” -- 2 Hollywood at Home and at War in the 1940s -- Producer John Houseman: “It was a great magic act!” -- Catherine Wyler and the crew of The Memphis Belle: “In the crossfire of history and fiction” -- 3 Cold War Film and Television in the 1950s -- Writer Ray Bradbury: “All my short stories can be shot right off the page!” -- Television showman “Buffalo Bob” Smith: “Fifty years later Howdy is still just ten years old!” -- Hollywood stuntman Richard Farnsworth: “The ground got too hard!” -- 4 “New Hollywood” Filmmakers in the 1970s and 1980s -- Director Robert Altman: “My films are not factual; they are truthful!” (Additional remarks from set designer Stephen Altman) -- Director Steven Spielberg on The Color Purple: “I didn’t want to make another E.T.!” (Additional remarks from actress Whoopi Goldberg) -- Cinematographer Allen Daviau: “Every film I do is a year out of my life!” -- Director Terry Gilliam: “I see things with cartoonist’s eyes!” -- Director Michael Moore: “I’m supposed to be making a Buick!” (Additional remarks from producer Wendey Stanzler) -- Producer Jim Henson: “Kermit is always here!” (Additional remarks from production assistant Cheryl Henson) -- Special effects producer Richard Edlund: “You only see the stars from the dark side of the moon!” -- Film editor Neal Travis: “I’m creating a pattern!” -- 5 Late Twentieth Century Cultural Inclusion -- Director Bernardo Bertolucci: “Movies are my sand mandalas!” -- Director Wayne Wang: “Epic radiance!” -- Director Mira Nair: “I love to choreograph the chaos!” -- Director George Miller: “People understand car crashes in any language!” -- Composer Philip Glass: “Films become history quicker than any other art!” -- Film critic Roger Ebert: “Everybody’s a critic!” -- 6 Epilogue: Past is Prologue 197 Film preservationist Kevin Brownlow: “I never expected to make my living at film preservation!” -- Composer Carl Davis: “Why don’t I try to score a complete silent film?” -- Notes -- Index -- More info
Warren Beatty : a life and a story / David Thomson
London: Secker & Warburg, 1987.
Call No: 81BEA THO Author: Thomson, David, 1941 Place: London Publisher: Secker & Warburg PubDate: 1987 PhysDes: ix, 469 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm Subject: BEATTY, WARREN Notes: Includes index; Filmography: p. 450-453; Bibliography: p. 443 ISBN: 043652015X LON: abn87223597; 5420292 More info