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Vanity calculation and gossip of Hollywood and the films it has given us This one volume history is a brilliant and illuminating overview of “the wonder in the dark”–and the staggering impact Hollywood and its films has had on American culture. In which David Thomson talks at meandering length about the movies The style is what Rob Langham would call talking in statements and others might label highly i The Ira War Strategy Tactics and Military Lessons Csis Significant Issues Series Csis Significant Issues Series of Hollywood and the films it has given us This Black Blue one volume history is a brilliant and illuminating The Moe Manifesto overview Positive Church in a Negative World of “the wonder in the dark”–and the staggering impact Hollywood and its films has had Prince Philip Revealed on American culture. In which David Thomson talks at meandering length about the movies The style is what Rob Langham would call talking in statements and Toad of Toad Hall others might label highly i

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The Whole Euation A History of Hollywood

Thomson takes us from DW Griffith Charlie Chaplin and the first movies of mass appeal to Louis B Mayer who understood what movies meant to America–and reaped the profits From Capra to Kidman and Hitchcock to Nicholson Thomson examines the passion. It is frustrating how well David Thompson writes about film considering how little he seems to respect it Film through Thompson s lens seems a bit dirty in both

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With the same style and insight he brought to his previous studies of American cinema acclaimed critic David Thomson masterfully evokes the history of America’s love affair with the movies and the tangled history of Hollywood in The Whole Euation. A very entertaining history of the rise and fall of Hollywood and American movies


10 thoughts on “The Whole Euation A History of Hollywood

  1. says:

    David Thomson tells the history of American cinema with enthusiasm and wit loaded with sass and bile he still manages to con

  2. says:

    David Thomson is in love with movies which is not surprising in itself given his profession Luckily for us not so much for him his is the bitter exasperated kind of love that an intelligent man might conceive against his will for a brainless little skank It’s this ambivalent uality that gives his criticism its torue propelling

  3. says:

    A very entertaining history of the rise and fall of Hollywood and American movies

  4. says:

    The Whole Euation was a doomed enterprise from the very start of course at least in a way one man one volume could not hope to encompass the whole of Hollywood's history from its inception in the 19th Century to the 21st Yet David Thomson's discursive musings are a great success in another way for they do provide an evocative and I daresay

  5. says:

    It is frustrating how well David Thompson writes about film considering how little he seems to respect it Film through Thompson's lens seems a bit dirty in both the kid in the mud and Larry Flint way He looks down on film constantly lauding literature and other arts as superior Which is fine hell I share the same condescending view towards video games only I wouldn't bother to write a page on them much less a book Thompson gets t

  6. says:

    This book was very different from what I initially thought it would be Although it claims to be A History of Hollywood it r

  7. says:

    I started reading this book in September 2005 and made it to the 3rd chapter while on a cruise Theoretically I am still c

  8. says:

    In which David Thomson talks at meandering length about the movies The style is what Rob Langham would call talking in statements and others might label highly irritating self indulgent andor pretentious There are some interesting sections to be sure but it feels cobbled together The less said about his sexual obsession with Nicole Kidman the better

  9. says:

    I picked up this book because I love David Thomson; I bought it because of this line 'Charlie Chaplin fucked like a very wealthy man with an utterly private life'

  10. says:

    Passionate knowledgeable grumpy and idiosyncratic to say the least film critic Thomson's history of Hollywood centres on what he terms 'the whole euation' of the industry the art and the business While I enjoyed his succinct and astute pen por

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