David Thomson is a critic and author, best known for his A Biographical Dictionary of Film, now in its fifth edition, which won Sight & Sound’s 2010 poll of the best film books ever written. He is a regular contributor to S&S, the New York Times, the Guardian, the Independent on Sunday, Film Comment, Movieline, the New Republic and Salon.
His other film books include Showman: The Life of David O. Selznick, Rosebud: The Story of Orson Welles, Beneath Mulholland: Thoughts on Hollywood and Its Ghosts, The Whole Equation: A History of Hollywood, “Have You Seen…?”: A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films and The Big Screen. His fiction writing includes the novels Suspects and Silver Light.
He has served on the selection committee for the New York Film Festival and scripted the documentary The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind.