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Roger Ebert (1942–2013)

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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 näytä lisää 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. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

The Great Movies (2002) 730 kappaletta
Life Itself: A Memoir (2011) 658 kappaletta
I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie (2000) 342 kappaletta
The Great Movies II (2005) 299 kappaletta
Your Movie Sucks (2007) 298 kappaletta
Roger Ebert's Book of Film (1996) — Toimittaja — 220 kappaletta
The Great Movies III (2010) — Tekijä — 130 kappaletta
Scorsese by Ebert (1763) 87 kappaletta
Perfect London Walk (1986) 58 kappaletta
The Great Movies IV (2016) 43 kappaletta
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls [1970 film] (1970) — Screenwriter — 42 kappaletta
A Kiss Is Still a Kiss (1984) 40 kappaletta
Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2005 (2004) 35 kappaletta
Two Weeks In Midday Sun (1987) 32 kappaletta
Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2001 (2000) 28 kappaletta
Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2004 (2003) 28 kappaletta
Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2006 (2005) 23 kappaletta
Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2003 (2002) 21 kappaletta
Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2007 (2006) 21 kappaletta
Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2002 (2001) 21 kappaletta
Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2009 (2008) 19 kappaletta
Behind The Phantom's Mask (1993) 19 kappaletta
Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 1999 (1998) 18 kappaletta
Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2010 (2009) 17 kappaletta
The Future of The Movies (1991) 17 kappaletta
Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2000 (1999) 17 kappaletta
Herzog by Ebert (2017) 13 kappaletta
Ebert's Bests (2012) 12 kappaletta
Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2011 (2010) 11 kappaletta
Insight: University of Illinois (2002) 7 kappaletta
Magia do Cinema, A (2004) 2 kappaletta
Ebert Tarnation 1 kappale
Száz híres film (2006) 1 kappale

Associated Works

Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb [1964 film] (1964) — Introduction (scrapbook), eräät painokset611 kappaletta
Kirje tuomarilleni (1947) — Johdanto, eräät painokset372 kappaletta
Memo from David O. Selznick (1972) — Johdanto, eräät painokset194 kappaletta
JFK: The Book of the Film (1992) — Avustaja — 73 kappaletta
God in the Movies (1989) — Preface — 30 kappaletta
The Best of Xero (2004) — Johdanto — 21 kappaletta
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 29, No. 1 [January 2005] (2005) — Avustaja — 13 kappaletta
My Kind of 'Toon, Chicago Is (2009) — Esipuhe — 2 kappaletta
Playboy Magazine ~ February 1991 (Pamela Anderson) (1991) — Interview — 2 kappaletta
Newsweek | May 23 & 30, 2011 | The Good Wife 2012 (2011) — Avustaja — 1 kappale

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We Lost Roger Ebert, Library of America Subscribers (huhtikuu 2013)
Roger Ebert, 1942-2013, Science Fiction Fans (huhtikuu 2013)


A very moreish book - cause it's a collection of shortish reviews and they all make pretty easy reading, you just keep reading the next one. Only enjoyable if you like reading short reviews/summaries of bad films - it's exactly what it says on the tin - but great if you like that. The summaries are usually far more enjoyable than the film itself and although Ebert isn't a proper comedian, he's witty enough that I've laughed out loud quite a bit and smiled even more. Sometimes his moral and political judgements are very, very off (for example, his portrayal of a few films where women are constantly violent to men as men-hating... alas! he has no idea) and there are some reviews which aren't up to much - whether cause the film is so average or cause of Ebert's poor writing or hang-ups. It's definitely enjoyable if you like reading about bad movies but the quality is pretty variable. The great reviews are a lot of fun though.… (lisätietoja)
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tombomp | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 31, 2023 |
Starting out this read like it was going to be a dry recitation of biographical facts – where Ebert was born, what schools he went to, so on and so on – and then somewhere along the way it turned into an intimate portrayal of a truly remarkable life. Of course the main subject was Ebert himself but the way he wrote about his own life became a perceptive look at the world he lived in and those around him. I ended up with 14 pages of annotations in my ereader, too many to include here, but one that I especially liked was this quote, “No good movie is too long. No bad movie is short enough”. It reminded me of this line from Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, “If a book is well written, I always find it too short”, and that brings up my one and only criticism of this memoir – it’s too short.… (lisätietoja)
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wandaly | 26 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 28, 2023 |
Short. Essay and lists. Extremely short.
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auldhouse | Sep 30, 2021 |
New hobby for us - we watch one of the films Ebert writes on in the evening, then read his essay aloud over coffee the next morning and discuss. It's a bit like attending a film seminar. First we form our own opinion, then we let Ebert tell us what he thinks made the movie under discussion great. Most of the time we would feel it was a great film without his input, a few times he was able to convince us. Once in a while, he doesn't convince us, but we can understand why he thinks so. In one case, Body Heat, we still felt this was not a good movie. But that's part of the fun of reading a book like this. Another bit of fun: in nearly every essay, there was a factual error as Ebert recounted the plot. Was this some form of hidden trivia contest? One last thing: Ebert knows how to construct an essay. He saves some valuable insight, or twist, or detail for the very end. Recommended.… (lisätietoja)
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HenrySt123 | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 19, 2021 |



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