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Moments in movies we love: Barbra and Robert saying goodbye in front of the Plaza; Liza waving goodbye to Michael at the train station; Meryl hoping to open the truck’s handle . . .gee, all we think about are goodbyes and see ya, Hubbells.
Now film critic David Thomson has written Moments That Made the Movies (Thames & Hudson , $39.95), a wonderful tome of his moments.
In the first fully illustrated work of his illustrious career, Thomson re-examines a series of moments from seventy carefully selected films across a 100- year time span.
Hailed as “the greatest living writer on the movies,” Thomson has created an indispensable counterpart to his classic Biographical Dictionary of Film, with a dynamic combination of text and image that takes readers on a thrilling visual journey. Whether focusing in on one scene, or even a few seconds of celluloid, his book finds and displays uniquely revealing moments in film history. As Thomson writes, “there are surprises, offbeat choices, as well as plenty of films that you might have guessed would be included—though not always with the moments you anticipated.”
Thomson’s moments range from the silent era to the last decade, from Katherine Hepburn and Orson Welles to Brad Pitt and the Coen brothers, and include M, Bringing Up Baby, Blow-Up, Chinatown, When Harry Met Sally…, Zodiac and many more.
From the classic—Citizen Kane, Sunset Blvd. and The Red Shoes—to the unexpected—The Piano Teacher, Burn After Reading—Moments that Made the Movies immerses the reader via a groundbreaking marriage of imagery and the author’s accompanying narrative. And let’s not forget the 250+ images. in color and black and white.

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