Roger Ebert's Video Companion, 1997 Edition

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Andrews and McNeel, 1996 - Performing Arts - 988 pages
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Including reviews of nearly 1,400 movies, this companion is a "must have" for movie fans who want more than just a capsule review. Over 1 million Companions have been sold, and Roger Ebert is the only film critic to win the Pulitzer Prize. Each review provides the cast, credits, and star rating for the film. The book also incorporates an index that cross-references actors, directors, and movies.

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Roger Ebert's Movie home companion

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Ebert, co-host of the television show At the Movies , has recycled his newspaper reviews of films and sandwiched them between an introduction that speaks generally of video's influence on films, and ... Read full review

Review: Roger Ebert's Movie Home Companion: Full-Length Reviews of Twenty Years of Movies on Video

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This volume contains 20 years of full-length reviews he wrote about movies on video. Our copy is the 1989 edition. Terrific for checking out which old movie you watch. Read full review


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Roger Joseph Ebert was born on June 18, 1942 in Urbana, Illinois, and died on April 4, 2013. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he was editor of the Daily Illini. He is best known for his film review column in the Chicago Sun Times since 1967 and for the television programs Sneak Previews, At the Movies with Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert and Siskel and Ebert and The Movies. After Gene Siskel's death in 1999, Roger Ebert teamed up with Ruchard Roeper for the television series Ebert and Roeper and The Movies which began airing in 2000. Ebert's movie reviews were in more than 200 newspapers in the U.S. and worldwide by Universal Press Syndicate. He wrote more than 15 books, including his annual movie yearbook which was a collection of his reviews for that specific year. He became the first film critic to win a Pulitzer Prize. In June 2005, he was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; he was the first professional critic to receive this award. He received honorary degrees from the University of Colorado, the AFI Conservatory, and the School of Art Institute of Chicago. Ebert died on April 4, 2013 at age 70. He had lost his voice and much of his jaw after battling thyroid and salivary gland cancer.

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