Born and raised in London, David Thomson taught Film Studies at Dartmouth College. He is a regular contributor to the New York Times and Independent. He is the acclaimed author of one of the greatest books on cinema, The New Biographical Dictionary of Film, plus Rosebud - The Story of Orson Welles; The Whole Equation - A History of Hollywood; and Sleeping with Strangers - How the Movies Shaped Desire. He lives in San Francisco.
It took over my life for two days. It is a summary of cinema and a requiem. Love and sadness. A prodigious masterwork. - John Boorman, director of DELIVERANCE and HOPE AND GLORY