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E Euation 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 The Whole EpubCapra to Kidman and Hitchcock to Nicholson Thomson examines. This book was very different from what I initially thought it would be Although it claims to be A History of Hollywood it really is a personal musing about film that uses Hollywood as a framework It took some getting used to as Thomson s style in this book is very collouial with lots of parenthetical flights But once I got onto his wavelength I found it be uite a good book He brings up philosophical uestions about film as opposed to say books that I hadn t ever thought about and there are a number of overarching themes to follow through the story If you are seriously interested in film this book is worth checking out

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The Whole Euation A History of Hollywood

The passion 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. I started reading this book in September 2005 and made it to the 3rd chapter while on a cruise Theoretically I am still currently reading However I really don t know that I will have the gumption to finish the book It was rather dry and not real interesing to me but perhaps that is just me It seems to me to be difficult to write the history of Hollywood in one book The subject should be specialized There s too much to write about Hollywood to cover it thoroughly

free read The Whole Euation A History of Hollywood

With the same Euation A Kindle #211 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 Whol. 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 convey a great love for the medium despite being painfully aware that it has always been a place for hucksters and conme

  2. says:

    David Thomson is in love with movies which is not surprising in itself given his profession Luckily for us not so

  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 valid sense of the sweep of that history or at least of its early yearsThomson is a guy who is utter

  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

  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 really is a personal musing about film that uses Hollywood as a framework It took some getting used to as Thomson's style in this book is very collouial with lots of parenthetical flights But once I got onto his wavelength I found it be uite a good book He brings up philosophical uestions about fil

  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 currently reading However I really don't know that I will have the gumption to finish the book It was rather dry and not real interesing to me but perhaps that is just me It seems to me to be difficult to write the history of Hollywood in one book The subject should be specialized There's too much to write abou

  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

  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 wea

  10. says:

    Passionate knowledgeable grumpy and idiosyncratic to say the least film critic Thomson's history of Hollywood centres on wha

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