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David Robinson (born 6 August 1930 in Lincoln, Lincolnshire) is a British film critic and author. He started writing for Sight and Sound and the Monthly Film Bulletin in the 1950s, becoming Assistant Editor of Sight and Sound and Editor of the Monthly Film Bulletin in 1957-1958. He was film critic of The Financial Times from 1958 to 1973, before taking up the same post at The Times in 1973. He remained the paper's main film reviewer until around 1990 and a regular contributor until around 1996.

His books include Hollywood in the Twenties (1968) and World Cinema (1973), but he is probably best-known as the official biographer of Charlie Chaplin. His Life and Art, first published in 1985, and revised for subsequent editions in 1992 and 2001, is regarded as the definitive book on the subject, and Robinson has become a sort of unofficial spokesman for Chaplin in the media in recent years. He has also written a book on Buster Keaton. He wrote a long book called "The History of World Cinema" (1973), expanded and revised as "World Cinema: A Short History" ("World Cinema 1895-1980" on the cover) (1981).

In 1973, he was the head of the jury at the 23rd Berlin International Film Festival. He is the Director of Le Giornate del cinema muto (http://www.cinetecadelfriuli.org/gcm/) the silent film festival in Pordenone, which takes place in northern Italy every October.

Robinson played a significant part in the creation of the award winning Museum of the Moving Image on London's South Bank which opened in 1988 and closed in 1999.

For the centenary of cinema in 1995, Robinson wrote The Chronicle of Cinema 1895-1995, a 127-page introduction to film history. This was serialised in the form of five supplementary magazines accompanying Sight and Sound from September 1994 to January 1995.
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Total Books: 170
Can Sexual Orientation Change One Man's Memoir
2017 - Can Sexual Orientation Change One Man's Memoir (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781520564517
ISBN-10: 1520564511
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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Charlie Chaplin Footlights with The World of Limelight
Economic Development from the State and Local Perspective Case Studies and Public Policy Debates
Das Cabinet Des Dr Caligari
2013 - Das Cabinet Des Dr Caligari [BFI Film Classics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781844576494
ISBN-10: 1844576493
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Love Speech A Book About Morality and Homosexual Relationships
50 Leadership Keys That Work Essential leadership strategies for increasing effectiveness in business and ministry
Topology of 2x2 Games
2013 - Topology of 2x2 Games (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780415654586
ISBN-10: 0415654580
Genres: Business & Money, Reference, Science & Math
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Mushroom Picker
2012 - Mushroom Picker (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781900828413
ISBN-10: 1900828413
Genre: Children's Books
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The Saco River
2010 - The Saco River [Postcard History] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780738573595
ISBN-10: 0738573590
Genres: History, Science & Math
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Ancient Paths Discover Christian Formation the Benedictine Way
2010 - Ancient Paths Discover Christian Formation the Benedictine Way (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781557257734
ISBN-10: 1557257736
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Buying and Maintaining a Home with a Slate Roof Guide to Inspections Contractors and Repairs for Home Owners and Property Managers
The Busy Family's Guide to Spirituality Practical Lessons for Modern Living From the Monastic Tradition
Opening The Box A Healer's Journey
2009 - Opening the Box a Healer's Journey (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781438955254
ISBN-10: 1438955251
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Natural History at Bootham The Early Years
2009 - Natural History at Bootham the Early Years (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781850723967
ISBN-10: 1850723966
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Transforming Body Mind and Spirit The Non-Diet Way to Live Fit Trim Healthy for Life
The Haunting of Melmerby Manor
2008 - The Haunting of Melmerby Manor (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780980150667
ISBN-10: 0980150663
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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In Cold Ink On the Writers' Tracks
2008 - In Cold Ink on the Writers' Tracks (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780951447055
ISBN-10: 095144705X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Reference, Gay & Lesbian
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Corporate America's Final Solution
2008 - Corporate America's Final Solution (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781434379498
ISBN-10: 1434379493
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Sweeney On-the-Fringe
2007 - Sweeney on-the-fringe (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780931507205
ISBN-10: 0931507200
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Greta Garbo
2007 - Greta Garbo [Taschen Movie Icons] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783822822098
ISBN-10: 3822822094
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Nonfiction, Humor & Entertainment
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Making Links Fifteen Visions of Community
2007 - Making Links Fifteen VIsions of Community (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780955288944
ISBN-10: 0955288940
Genre: Nonfiction
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2004 - The Critical Examination [Language Skills] (Paperback)Paperback
2004 - Muslim Societies in African History [New Approaches to African History] (Paperback)Hardcover
2003 - Janice Galloway's Clara [Read Around Books] (Paperback)
2000 - Business Etiquette [Creating Success] (Other)Paperback
1996 - Discoveries Charlie Chaplin [Discoveries Abrams] (Paperback)
1980 - Key Definitions in Finance and Accounting [A Language of Its Own] (Hardcover)
1971 - Process of Becoming Ill [Medicine, illness and society] (Hardcover)
The Great Funnies a History of Film Comedy [Studio Vista/Dutton pictureback 35] (Paperback)Paperback
Gerbils [An Arco-Foyles handbook] (Other)Paperback
Richard Attenborough [BFI Film Classics] (Paperback)
Lincolnshire Wolds [Wish You Were Here] (Paperback)Paperback
Beneficed Clergy in Cleveland and the East Riding 1306-1340 [Coole Edition of Lady Gregory's Works; V. 11] (Hardcover)
Exhibition and Pet Hamsters and Gerbils [Exhibition and family pets series] (Other)
Thailand Adjusting to Success Current Policy Issues [Occasional Paper Intl Monetary Fund - No 85] (Paperback)