A Light in the Dark: A History of Movie Directors — David Thomson in Conversation with Bill Goldstein - 92Y, New York

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A Light in the Dark: A History of Movie Directors — David Thomson in Conversation with Bill Goldstein

David Thomson and Bill Goldstein

Join writer and film critic David Thomson, author of The Biographical Dictionary of Film, for a conversation about his new book, A Light in the Dark: A History of Movie Directors, with NBC’s Bill Goldstein.

Brilliant, witty, and richly observed, Thomson’s new book examines the lives and work of some of cinema’s most innovative and distinctive directors — including Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Jean Renoir, Jean-Luc Godard, Jane Campion, Spike Lee, and Quentin Tarantino. Hear him discuss the role of the director in modern film, the genesis of his writing project, his candid takes on the big winners (and surprises) at this year’s Academy Awards ceremonies, and much more.

Purchase A Light in the Dark: A History of Movie Directors.

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David Thomson

David Thomson is the author of more than twenty-five books, including The Biographical Dictionary of Film

Bill Goldstein

Bill Goldstein reviews books and interviews authors for NBC’s Weekend Today in New York

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