'Have You Seen...?': a Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films including masterpieces, oddities and guilty pleasures (with just a few disasters)

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David Thomson's 'Have You Seen?' - A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films is a quirky, idiosyncratic and hugely entertaining look at a century of cinema.

This is veteran film writer David Thomson's personal, irreverent, hilarious and utterly original take on the 1,000 films he has most loved - and hated - from Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein to Zabriskie Point, from esteemed classics to forgotten curiosities, guilty pleasures to noir treats, horror gems to kitsch disasters. The result is probably the most enjoyable film book you will ever read (and you'll never think about The Sound of Music in the same way again).

'Delightful ... it's like having the most film-literate pal you can imagine sitting beside you in a multiplex'
  Independent

'A joy ... he's incapable of writing a boring sentence'
  Evening Standard Books of the Year

'This book sets the bar. There isn't a more intelligent, insightful and provocative guide to individual movies in the world'
  Financial Times

'Every reader's simple instinct will be to plunge into the heart of it'
  Sunday Times

'A dazzlingly authoritative treat ... crammed with insight and epigram'
  Observer

'Eccentric, brilliant, scholarly, perverse, witty, egocentric and infuriating, sometimes all at once'
  Philip French

'He enrages, exasperates, but never leaves one indifferent'
  The Times Books of the Year

David Thomson is, among many other things, author of The New Biographical Dictionary of Film, now in its fourth edition. His recent books include a biography of Nicole Kidman, Fan Tan (a novel written in collaboration with Marlon Brando) and The Whole Equation: A History of Hollywood.

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Delightful ... the world's leading sage about film ... It's like having the most film-literate pal you can imagine sitting beside you in a multiplex (John Walsh Independent)

This book sets the bar. There isn't a more intelligent, insightful and provocative guide to individual movies in the world (Nigel Andrews Financial Times)

A dazzlingly authoritative treat ... crammed with insight and epigram (Geoff Dyer Observer)

Eccentric, brilliant, scholarly, perverse, witty, egocentric and infuriating, sometimes all at once (Philip French Time Out)

A treasure trove for film buffs ... there is probably no finer contemporary writer on what makes the movies so unmissable (Allan Hunter Herald)

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'One of the great pleasures of cinephilia is reading David Thomson. No one who writes about film is more adroitly encyclopedic or a more skillful provocateur. This huge collection is filled with delights for both the casual reader who wants to discover new and old treasures and for the seasoned cinephile who enjoys having his views challenged and expanded by the keenly analytical Dr. Johnson of the cinema.'

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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 194 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. David Thomson s Have You Seen? - A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films is a quirky, idiosyncratic and hugely entertaining look at a century of cinema. This is veteran film writer David Thomson s personal, irreverent, hilarious and utterly original take on the 1,000 films he has most loved - and hated - from Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein to Zabriskie Point, from esteemed classics to forgotten curiosities, guilty pleasures to noir treats, horror gems to kitsch disasters. The result is probably the most enjoyable film book you will ever read (and you ll never think about The Sound of Music in the same way again). Delightful .it s like having the most film-literate pal you can imagine sitting beside you in a multiplex Independent A joy .he s incapable of writing a boring sentence Evening Standard Books of the Year This book sets the bar. There isn t a more intelligent, insightful and provocative guide to individual movies in the world Financial Times Every reader s simple instinct will be to plunge into the heart of it Sunday Times A dazzlingly authoritative treat .crammed with insight and epigram Observer Eccentric, brilliant, scholarly, perverse, witty, egocentric and infuriating, sometimes all at once Philip French He enrages, exasperates, but never leaves one indifferent The Times Books of the Year David Thomson is, among many other things, author of The New Biographical Dictionary of Film, now in its fourth edition. His recent books include a biography of Nicole Kidman, Fan Tan (a novel written in collaboration with Marlon Brando) and The Whole Equation: A History of Hollywood. Bookseller Inventory # APG9780141020754

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