British film critic to discuss latest book at Hoboken’s Little City Books

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On Thursday, March 7 at 7 p.m. Little City Books at 100 Bloomfield St. will host British film critic and author David Thomson.

Thomson will discuss his latest book “Sleeping With Strangers: How the Movies Shaped Desire.”

According to the bookstore’s website, Thomson’s book examines how film has found the fault lines in traditional masculinity and helped to point the way past it toward a more nuanced understanding of what it means to be a person desiring others, by combining criticism, his knowledge of film history, and memoir.

Ranging from advertising to pornography, Rudolph Valentino to Moonlight, Rock Hudson to Call Me By Your Name, Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant to Phantom Thread, Thomson’s book shows the art and the artists people love under a new light. He shows the way in which film as art, entertainment, and business has been a polite cover for a kind of erotic séance. And he makes us see how the way we watch our movies is a kind of training for how we try to live.

The discussion will include movie clips to illustrate the book. Thomson will be in conversation with Gary Marmorstein.

For more information go to littlecitybooks.com or call 201-626-READ.