The New Biographical Dictionary of Film is a reference book written by film critic David Thomson, originally published by Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd in 1975 under the title A Biographical Dictionary of Cinema. Organized by personality, it is an exhaustive inventory of those involved in international cinema, whether contemporary or historical, elite or esoteric. Beyond its scope, the tome is most notable for infusing subjectivity into its fact-based form; the technique may best be described as a playful deconstruction of the "reference book." It is currently available in its sixth edition, released in May 2014.
The New Biographical Dictionary of Film has garnered wide acclaim throughout the releases of its various editions; in a 2010 poll by the British Film Institute, it was voted the greatest of all books about film.
From Library Journal
- Publisher : Knopf; 3rd edition (November 1, 1994)
- Language: : English
- Hardcover : 834 pages
- Item Weight : 3.2 pounds
- Dimensions : 9.56 x 7.21 x 2.2 inches
NOTE: This is a used book in nearly pristine condition, including pages, dust jacket, and case. The only marking is a small Sharpie line that is only visible on the bottom end.