From D.W. Griffin to Chaplin, from Brando to Nicole Kidman, Thomson gives readers one of the wisest, most insightful, entertaining, and illuminating books ever written on American film--plus a much-needed one-volume history of Hollywood. 23 photos in text, 1 in full color.From D.W. Griffin to Chaplin, from Brando to Nicole Kidman, Thomson gives readers one of the wisest, most insightful, entertaining, and illuminating books ever written on American film--plus a much-needed one-volume history of Hollywood. 23 photos in text, 1 in full color.Read Less
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Blame it on my wife whose bio-mania brought the Nicole Kidman biography by David Thomson into our house. I could tell its style was well beyond just 'pop', and each chapter ventured more and more into reasonably-inferred psychological suppositions that gave unusual depth to a celebrity figure. And, despite his observational distance, there came from Thomson himself a sense of depth to his own mind as it developed in examining Kidman.
Very, very good writing.
So I bought his earlier, more comprehensive work, The Whole Equation. This guy knows his Hollywood, brings psychological keenness I rarely see in any work of any kind, and even in mentioning anecdotal material that has passed by me before, gives that a context and elaboration totally fresh.
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