Beneath Mulholland: Thoughts on Hollywood and Its Ghosts
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Beneath Mulholland: Thoughts on Hollywood and Its Ghosts

3.74 of 5 stars 3.74  ·  rating details  ·  47 ratings  ·  4 reviews
"[Thomson is] one of the finest film
critics in the English language."
--philip lopate, the new york times book review

If most film critics write about movies, David Thomson creates their literary counterpart with essays that are as dazzling, haunting, and moving as the pictures they discuss. In this bravura new collection, the Esquire columnist trains his eye on Hollywood's...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published November 24th 1998 by Vintage (first published 1997)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 90)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Sean Wicks
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Andrew Thompson
Literate cinephile japes with David Thomson. The chapter Suspects about what they did next is great fun (Vincent Vega, Elliot from ET, Connie Corleone etc). Thomson is always happy to venture an opinion, and though you may not agree with it, it's worth hearing what he has to say.
Valentine
This collection is full of interesting tidbits. It's only short coming is that it reads far too much like academic research for most average readers. Me thinks that Mr. Thomson is a bit "above the crowd" at least in his writing and probably in his own mind.
Lisa
Jul 22, 2008 Lisa rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Movie lovers.
This is a beautiful, affecting collection of essays about Hollywood. I especially liked "James Dean at Fifty" and "Ask the Anaconda".
· — — —
· — — — marked it as to-read
Jul 25, 2014
Daniel
Daniel marked it as to-read
May 20, 2014
Boaz Dror
Boaz Dror marked it as to-read
Jan 25, 2014
Lisa
Lisa marked it as to-read
Jan 25, 2014
Jeroen Berndsen
Jeroen Berndsen marked it as to-read
Oct 31, 2013
Adam Scott
Adam Scott marked it as to-read
Oct 08, 2013
Olivia
Olivia marked it as to-read
Oct 02, 2013
Dani
Dani marked it as to-read
Aug 21, 2013
Graceann
Graceann marked it as to-read
Aug 09, 2013
Tim
Tim is currently reading it
May 14, 2013
Isaac Davidson
Isaac Davidson marked it as to-read
Apr 19, 2013
Alexander
Alexander marked it as to-read
Mar 21, 2013
Erik Laiho
Erik Laiho marked it as to-read
Mar 13, 2013
matt
matt marked it as to-read
Jan 31, 2013
Bianca
Bianca marked it as to-read
Nov 14, 2012
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
23220
Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name. See this thread for more information.
More about David Thomson...
The New Biographical Dictionary of Film: Expanded and Updated The Big Screen: The Story of the Movies--and What They Have Done to Us "Have You Seen...?": A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films Rosebud: The Story of Orson Welles The Whole Equation: A History of Hollywood

Share This Book

“The only real danger is flinching, seeming to notice your own nakedness. If you don’t flinch, you’re merely nude, which is a classically recognized form of beauty.” 1 likes
More quotes…