Who doesn't watch movies and give the characters backstory, wondering what their lives before and after we meet them on film? As a serious piece of work. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. Ultimately an examination on how movies affect the way we think and how film not only shapes our perceptions and our memories but in some ways comes to stand in for them, Suspects can be read as an unsettling examination of identity and the construction of self through the medium of narratives, or simply as a fascinating take on movie fandom. Secondly the book suggests a truly fertile way of braking out of writers' block: if you are ever stuck just lift one of the characters here, lift them, and start writing. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The book begins to become a novel when the characters start to meet each other outside their respective filmsas if they were real people with needs and passions. I'd ask him to stick to criticism.
Ranging from advertising to pornography, Rudolph Valentino to Moonlight, Rock Hudson to Call Me By Your Name, Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant to Phantom Thread, Thomson shows us the art and the artists we love under a new light. Also, I don't think someone like Bailey would be as explicit with sexual details as the narrator is here. And George Bailey's kids aren't who he says they are. . Book is in Used-Good condition.
Like, did you know that George from It's a Wonderful Life, had a son, Harry Moseby, who grew up to be a private eye? After seven years at Penguin Books, he became a Director of Film Studies at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire between 1977 and 1981. A lot of the ones he gives these characters are vivid and complex, showing that he's really picked up on the nuances of certain moments, gestures, lines, etc. He's a master critic for a reason. He illuminates the way in which film as art, entertainment, and business has been a polite cover for a kind of erotic séance. He sketches in whole lives, lives as intense as the dreams put up on the screen.
His books include a biography of Nicole Kidman and The Whole Equation: A History of Hollywood. The separation is their motivation to explore and deconstruct classics through a contemporary perspective. For one thing, Bedford Falls is in New York, not Nebraska. Sleeping With Strangers is a pinwheel of delight revolving around the variegated signals of sexuality and gender identification communicated by the movies and the figures inhabiting them. The presiding spirit of the book is probably Noah Cross from Chinatown, who is probably the only person in the book who cannot be described as a failure.
Wouldn't it be worth knowing what happened her? May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. I am not aware of anything else quite like it. For one thing, Bedford Falls is in New York, not Nebraska. The binding may be slightly damaged but integrity is still intact. Careful attention and intricate knowledge of film make for a rewarding experience as Thomson fills in character backgrounds through clever reverse engineering and then continues their stories assuming they survived the final reel up to the point of their deaths.
The spine may show signs of wear. He reminds us that in a world of increasing sham, movies have the virtue of being instructive, occasionally enlightening shams—to embrace or ignore, as the case may be, but always full of bright dreams, dark visions and glittering possibilities. Married to the sister of Laura Hunt, he has a mission to carry out, a lost family link to find, a thread to pull so that nearly all these disparate characters come together to form a kind of society. Copyright © 2019 All rights reserved. Thomson is pretty much a walking encyclopedia of film history, and this is the kind of subject he can really sink his teeth into. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. Noah Cross, Norma Desmond, Norman Bates, Harry Lime—these are a few of nearly 100 names that inhabit the mind of the narrator as he starts to compose short biographies of some of the most famous characters in the history of film noir.
And George Bailey's kids aren't who he says they are. The book is becoming a novel. If those two issues aren't likely to be a problem for you, then you might get something out of this. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. David Thomson, renowned as one of the great living authorities on the movies, is the author of The New Biographical Dictionary of Film, now in its fifth edition.
One of the great books on film--no, movies, and the pall they can cast over the willing and obsessive. The sort of characters in this book n longer regularly make their way onto the Hollywood, and this re-enforces how much has been lost in the age of the blockbuster. These authors elevate mere fan fiction by creating semiotic discourse, spurred on by their own fascination and impulse to examine the original works and the people and cultures that spawned them. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. By the end, a strange and sad tribute to that urge to leap into the screen and wander for ourselves the back alleys of Casablanca, the halls of the Overlook, or the scenic highlights of San Francisco always just out of Madeleine's sight.
The narrator is not merely the author, he has a mission to carry out—a lost family link to find, a thread to pull so that nearly all these disparate characters come together to form a kind of society. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. About this Item: Vintage, 1986. Definitely in opposition to my view of the world aside from my view of Rick and Louis from Casablanca, which maaaaaaaaay have been why I read this, embarrassingly and even to my view of film noir. And for that matter, where is Zuzu? Maybe I'm being too nitpicky, but it seems to me that if you're going to do this you have to play fair with what came before, especially since you are standing on the shoulders of cinematic greats.
The book is becoming a novel. About this Item: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Firefly sells new and used books through our store front. Unfortunately, the cleverness of it hangs on whether you have seen all the films he references. They also stray beyond the bounds of their allotted film, and mix and mingle.