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Tom Shone is an American[1] film critic and writer. He was the Sunday Times film critic from 1994 to 1999 and has written for Vogue, Slate, the New Yorker, the New York Times and The Guardian'. Blog:

He is the author of Blockbuster: How Hollywood Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Summer, published in 2004 by Simon & Schuster, ISBN 0-7432-6838-5. The book is an analysis of the Hollywood blockbuster phenomenon driven chiefly by Steven Spielberg and George Lucas in the 1970s, based on interviews with these and other film-makers. (“The film book of the year.... enthralling... groundbreaking," The Daily Telegraph) Shone's first novel, In the Rooms ("A sweet and savvy page-turner" — Gary Shteyngart) was published in the U.K. by Hutchinson on July 2, 2009 and in the U.S. by St Martin's Press in 2011.