Hollywood's dark secret

The Whole Equation: A History Of Hollywood, by David Thomson, Little, Brown, €32.40.

5th February, 2005

David Thomson, novelist, essayist and critic, has been hailed as the greatest living writer on film. The Whole Equation: A History Of Hollywood, by David Thomson, Little, Brown, €32.40.

His Biographical Dictionary of Film, first released in 1975, the year the English writer took up permanent residence in the United States, is now in its fourth edition.

Over that time, Thomson has become an accepted member of the shortlist of well-known writers on film whose work...

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