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Warner Bros: The Making of an American Movie Studio: Author Talk with David Thomson

This course was offered in Fall, 2017.

Warner Bros charts the rise of an unpromising film studio from its shaky beginnings in the early twentieth century through its ascent to the pinnacle of Hollywood influence and popularity. The Warner Brothers—Harry, Albert, Sam, and Jack—arrived in America as unschooled Jewish immigrants, yet they founded a studio that became the smartest, toughest, and most radical in all of Hollywood. David Thomson is a film critic and historian, and the author of more than twenty books, including The New Biography of Film, now in its sixth edition. He lives in San Francisco.

Schedule

# Sessions
1
Date & time

Thursday, September 14
7:00 pm

Tuition
Free
Session Time Days Location Instructors
Sep 14 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Thu Jewish Community Library David Thomson

Location

Jewish Community Library

1835 Ellis Street

San Francisco, CA 94115

415-567-3327

The Library is located between Scott and Pierce on the campus of the Jewish Community High School. There is a free and secure parking garage accessible from Pierce Street; buzz the intercom, announce that you’re coming to the Library, and the gate will go up. For more information call (415) 567-3327.

Instructors

David Thomson

David ThomsonDavid Thomson has written about film for The Guardian, The Independent, The New York Times, The New Republic, Salon, Movieline, Film Comment, and Sight & Sound. He is the author of more than thirty books on film, including The New Biographical Dictionary of Film, Rosebud: The Story of Orson Welles, and The Whole Equation: A History of Hollywood. He lives in San Francisco.