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Ebert, Roger

Overview
Works: 208 works in 581 publications in 5 languages and 26,038 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Motion pictures  Biography  Documentary television programs  Reviews  Journalism films  Films à clef  Autobiographies  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Author, Commentator, Editor, Scenarist, Interviewee, Contributor, Author of introduction, Creator, Conceptor, Author of screenplay, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Roger Ebert
The great movies by Roger Ebert( Book )

43 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays, drawn from film critic Roger Ebert's column "The Great Movies," in which he presents his critical appreciation for one hundred movies he judges to be among the best of all time
Citizen Kane by Orson Welles( Visual )

4 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and held by 2,441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The battle over Citizen Kane: Examines the lives of William Randolph Hearst, the powerful newspaper magnate, and director/actor, Orson Welles as they clashed over Welles first film: "Citizen Kane". Hearst's reaction upon learning about the film, which portrayed him unfavorably, was to work to suppress it and destroy Welles. Major movie theater chains refused to show "Citizen Kane", and Welles' masterpiece virtually disappeared for almost 25 years. Never again would Orson Welles gain control of a major Hollywood production
Awake in the dark : the best of Roger Ebert ; forty years of reviews, essays, and interviews by Roger Ebert( Book )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and held by 1,527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With this book, both fans and film buffs can finally bask in the best of Ebert's work. The reviews, interviews, and essays collected here present a picture of this critic's numerous contributions to the cinema and cinephilia. From The Godfather to GoodFellas, from Cries and Whispers to Crash, the reviews in Awake in the Dark span some of the most exceptional periods in film history, from the dramatic rise of rebel Hollywood and the heyday of the auteur, to the triumph of blockbuster films such as Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark, to the indie revolution that is still with us today. The interviews gathered in this book capture Ebert engaging not only some of the most influential directors -- Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Woody Allen, Robert Altman, Werner Herzog, and Ingmar Bergman -- but also some of the silver screen's most respected and dynamic personalities, including actors as diverse as Robert Mitchum, James Stewart, Warren Beatty, and Meryl Streep. Ebert's essays play a significant part in Awake in the Dark as well. The book contains some of Ebert's most admired pieces, among them an appreciation of John Cassavetes and a tribute to the virtues of black-and-white films
Scorsese by Ebert by Roger Ebert( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Scorsese by Ebert offers the first record of America's most respected film critic's engagement with the works of America's greatest living director. The book chronicles every single feature film in Scorsese's considerable oeuvre, from his debut in 1967's I Call First, later renamed Who's That Knocking at My Door, to his 2008 release, the Rolling Stones documentary, Shine a Light." "Here Ebert puts Scorsese's career in illuminating perspective, exploring the different phases of his development and the abiding themes (many of which reflect Scorsese's Catholicism) that give his work such complexity and depth. All of Ebert's incisive reviews of Scorsese's individual films are here, of course, but there is much more. In the course of eleven interviews done over almost forty years, the book includes Scorsese's own insights on both his accomplishments and disappointments. A career-spanning interview from 1997, one of the longest ever conducted with Scorsese, appears here for the first time. Ebert has also written and included six new reconsiderations of the director's less commented upon films, as well as a substantial introduction that provides a framework for understanding both Scorcese and his profound impact on American cinema."--Jacket
El norte = The North by Gregory Nava( Visual )

7 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The journal of Diego Rodriguez Silva: Nava's 1972 award-winning thirty-minute student film, based on the life of Spanish poet and playwright Federico García Lorca, depicting the life of a fictional poet caught in the Spanish Civil War and jailed, but then set free on the condition he leaves his country and never returns
Roger Ebert's book of film by Roger Ebert( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presenting a dazzling selection of writings from a century of film, including pieces by or about Humphrey Bogart, Orson Welles, James Dean, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ingmar Bergman, Marilyn Monroe, Gore Vidal, Charlie Chaplin, Terry McMillan, Tom Wolfe, Pauline Kael, Woody Allen, Akira Kurosawa, Raymond Chandler, Quentin Tarantino, W.C. Fields, S.J. Perelman, Andy Warhol, Nathanael West, John Wayne, Julia Phillips, Groucho Marx, Larry McMurtry, Franc̦ois Truffaut, and yes, Leo Tolstoy
Life itself( Visual )

17 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legacy of Roger Ebert's life, recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of the world-renowned film critic and social commentator, from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism at the Chicago Sun-Times to becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America
The great movies III by Roger Ebert( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new compilation of one hundred essays by the film critic presents his analyses of the films that epitomize the finest examples of cinematic art
Roger Ebert's movie home companion by Roger Ebert( Book )

20 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

56 up( Visual )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The latest instalment of ITV's landmark documentary series returns to visit the people whose lives have been followed since they were just seven-years-old. The original '7 Up' was broadcast in 1964 as a one-off World in Action Special featuring children chosen from different backgrounds to talk about their hopes and dreams for the future. The series was inspired by World in Action founder editor Tim Hewat's interest in both the saying: "Give me the child until he is seven and I will show you the man," and the rigid class system of 1960s Britain. 7 Up set out to discover whether or not the children's lives were pre-determined by their background. Director Michael Apted, who has since moved to Hollywood to direct films including 'The World Is Not Enough', 'The Chronicles of Narnia' and 'Gorillas in the Mist', has returned every seven years to chart the children's progress through life"--Itv.com. Now they are 56 years old
A kiss is still a kiss by Roger Ebert( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dark city by Alex Proyas( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What if you woke one morning to realize that every memory, every emotion, every fact you believed true about your life had been manufactured by someone else and placed in your mind? In this fascinating and provocative science fiction tale, John Murdoch--wanted for a series of brutal murders--realizes that everything he believes about himself is a lie. Murdoch's bittersweet childhood, his love for his estranged wife and the hideous series of murders are the creation of a group of shadowy creatures known only as "The Strangers." Alone, with his newfound awareness, Murdoch begins to fight back against "The Strangers" who manipulate minds for their own ends
Your movie sucks by Roger Ebert( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film critic Roger Ebert presents his reviews of over 150 early-twenty-first-century films he did not love, including "Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo," "Scary Movie 3," "Pearl Harbor," and "The Village."
The pot and how to use it : the mystery and romance of the rice cooker by Roger Ebert( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Pot and How to Use It, Roger Ebert--Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic, admitted 'competent cook, ' and longtime electric rice cooker enthusiast--gives readers a charming, practical guide to this handy and often overlooked kitchen appliance"--Page 4 of cover
The future of the movies : interviews with Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, and George Lucas by Roger Ebert( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews & discussions of cinema craft with 3 influential American filmmakers: Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, & George Lucas
Roger Ebert's movie yearbook by Roger Ebert( )

in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two weeks in the midday sun : a Cannes notebook by Roger Ebert( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A paragon of cinema criticism for decades, Roger Ebert with his humor, sagacity, and no-nonsense thumb achieved a renown unlikely ever to be equaled. His tireless commentary has been greatly missed since his death, but, thankfully, in addition to his mountains of daily reviews, Ebert also left behind a legacy of lyrical long-form writing. And with Two Weeks in the Midday Sun, we get a glimpse not only into Ebert the man, but also behind the scenes of one of the most glamorous and peculiar of cinematic rituals: the Cannes Film Festival. More about people than movies, this book is an intimate, quirky, and witty account of the parade of personalities attending the 1986 festival Ebert's twelfth, and the fortieth anniversary of the event
A horrible experience of unbearable length : more movies that suck by Roger Ebert( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents scathing reviews for over two hundred movies that the reviewer has given a rating of two stars or fewer since 2006
I hated, hated, hated this movie by Roger Ebert( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roger Ebert awards at least two out of four stars to most of the more than 150 movies he reviews each year. But when the noted film critic does pan a movie, the result is a humorous, scathing critique far more entertaining than the movie itself. I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie is a collection of more than 200 of Ebert's most biting and entertaining reviews of films receiving a mere star or less from the only film critic to win the Pulitzer Prize. Ebert has no patience for these atrocious movies and minces no words in skewering the offenders. Witness: Armageddon * (1998) --The movie is an assault on the eyes, the ears, the brain, common sense, and the human desire to be entertained. No matter what they're charging to get in, it's worth more to get out. The Beverly Hillbillies* (1993)--Imagine the dumbest half-hour sitcom you've ever seen, spin it out to ninety-three minutes by making it even more thin and shallow, and you have this movie. It's appalling. North no stars (1994)--I hated this movie. Hated hated hated hated hated this movie. Hated it. Hated every simpering stupid vacant audience-insulting moment of it. Hated the sensibility that thought anyone would like it. Hated the implied insult to the audience by its belief that anyone would be entertained by it. Police Academy no stars (1984)--It's so bad, maybe you should pool your money and draw straws and send one of the guys off to rent it so that in the future, whenever you think you're sitting through a bad comedy, he could shake his head, chuckle tolerantly, and explain that you don't know what bad is. Dear God * (1996)--Dear God is the kind of movie where you walk out repeating the title, but not with a smile. The movies reviewed within I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie are motion pictures you'll want to distance yourself from, but Roger Ebert's creative and comical musings on those films make for a book no movie fan should miss
The hold up : an editing exercise by Roger Ebert( Visual )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For computer based editing systems. One of the most widely used training film for editing students. Nationally syndicated film critic Roger Ebert takes students from rushes to the fine cut of a dramatic band robbery scene. Mr. Eberts commentary provides insights into basic editing techniques such as matching action, parallel editing and continuity as well as the effects of camera angles, point of view and reaction shots. The film concludes with two edited versions, illustrating the widely different approaches an editor might take in assembling the sequence. Unedited, slated rushes are available in various video and film formats, providing students with an opportunity to edit their own version of the scene. The sequence is designed so that it can be edited as a silent film or with single or double system sound. The DVD version includes the instructional film with the Roger Ebert commentary
 
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Awake in the dark : the best of Roger Ebert ; forty years of reviews, essays, and interviewsScorsese by EbertRoger Ebert's book of filmThe great movies IIIYour movie sucksThe pot and how to use it : the mystery and romance of the rice cookerA horrible experience of unbearable length : more movies that suckI hated, hated, hated this movie
Alternative Names
Ebert, Roger J. 1942-2013

Ebert, Roger Joseph 1942-

Ebert, Roger Joseph 1942-2013

Hyde, R. 1942-2013

Rocer Ebert

Rodžer Ebert

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Roger Ebert americký filmový kritik a scenárista

Roger Ebert Amerikaans auteur

Roger Ebert Amerikaanse rolprentresensent

Roger Ebert amerikai filmkritikus

Roger Ebert amerykański krytyk filmowy

Roger Ebert critico cinematografico statunitense

Roger Ebert crítico de cine estadounidense

Roger Ebert nhà phê bình điện ảnh Mỹ

Roger Ebert US-amerikanischer Filmkritiker

Timme, Reinhold 1942-

Timme, Reinhold 1942-2013

Ρότζερ Ίμπερτ Αμερικανός κριτικός κινηματογράφου, δημοσιογράφος και σεναριογράφος

Роджер Іберт

Роджър Еберт

Роџер Еберт

Эберт, Роджер американский кинокритик

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