The Writing Program at The New School presents David Thomson, a film critic and historian and the author of The Whole Equation, The New Biographical Dictionary of Film, and Nicole Kidman. Greil Marcus, a faculty member of the Writing Program, moderates this event- The New School
Greil Marcus is an American author, music journalist and cultural critic. He is notable for producing scholarly and literary essays that place rock music in a much broader framework of culture and politics than is customary in pop music journalism.
Marcus was born in San Francisco. He earned an undergraduate degree in American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, where he also did graduate work in political science. He has been a rock critic and columnist for Rolling Stone (where he was the first reviews editor, at $30 a week) and other publications, including Creem, the Village Voice and Artforum.
Marcus is the author of Mystery Train, Lipstick Traces and Invisible Republic, among many other books.
David Thomson is the author of more than twenty books, including biographies of David O. Selznick and Orson Welles, “The New Biographical Dictionary of Film,” and the new “On Acting.” The Atlantic called him “probably the greatest living film critic and historian.”