The Great Movies

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Crown/Archetype, Apr 9, 2002 - Performing Arts - 544 pages
America’s most trusted and best-known film critic Roger Ebert presents one hundred brilliant essays on some of the best movies ever made.

Roger Ebert, the famed film writer and critic, wrote biweekly essays for a feature called "The Great Movies," in which he offered a fresh and fervent appreciation of a great film. The Great Movies collects one hundred of these essays, each one of them a gem of critical appreciation and an amalgam of love, analysis, and history that will send readers back to that film with a fresh set of eyes and renewed enthusiasm–or perhaps to an avid first-time viewing.

Ebert’s selections range widely across genres, periods, and nationalities, and from the highest achievements in film art to justly beloved and wildly successful popular entertainments. Roger Ebert manages in these essays to combine a truly populist appreciation for our most important form of popular art with a scholar’s erudition and depth of knowledge and a sure aesthetic sense. Wonderfully enhanced by stills selected by Mary Corliss, the film curator at the Museum of Modern Art, The Great Movies is a treasure trove for film lovers of all persuasions, an unrivaled guide for viewers, and a book to return to again and again.

The Great Movies includes: All About Eve • Bonnie and Clyde • Casablanca • Citizen Kane • The Godfather • Jaws • La Dolce Vita • Metropolis • On the Waterfront • Psycho • The Seventh Seal • Sweet Smell of Success • Taxi Driver • The Third Man • The Wizard of Oz • and eighty-five more films.
 

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to review a book of film reviews is rather pointless, don't you think? I suppose I could list the films, but there's a lot of them. Those who like this sort of thing will like this very much. Read full review

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Longtime TV and newspaper reviewer Ebert (Roger Ebert's Book of Film, 1996, etc.) hosts a genial, dutiful Cook's Tour of 100 film masterpieces.The selections themselves—two-thirds Hollywood product ... Read full review

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Roger Ebert was the film critic of the Chicago Sun-Times from 1967 until his death in 2013, and was the first film critic to win a Pulitzer Prize. His television program, Ebert and Roeper, was syndicated in more than two hundred markets. His books include Roger Ebert’s Movie Yearbook, Roger Ebert’s Book of Film, I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie, and The Perfect London Walk. He lived in Chicago.

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