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Roger Ebert (1942–2013)

Autor(a) de The Great Movies

80+ Works 4,658 Membros 68 Críticas 18 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
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Obras por Roger Ebert

The Great Movies (2002) 764 exemplares, 6 críticas
Life Itself: A Memoir (2011) 690 exemplares, 28 críticas
I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie (2000) 350 exemplares, 7 críticas
The Great Movies II (2005) 321 exemplares, 2 críticas
Your Movie Sucks (2007) 304 exemplares, 5 críticas
Roger Ebert's Book of Film (1996) — Editor — 230 exemplares
Awake in the Dark: The Best of Roger Ebert (2006) 221 exemplares, 3 críticas
The Great Movies III (2010) — Autor — 143 exemplares
Scorsese by Ebert (2008) 91 exemplares, 2 críticas
Roger Ebert's Four-Star Reviews 1967-2007 (2008) 82 exemplares, 1 crítica
Perfect London Walk (1986) 58 exemplares
The Great Movies IV (2016) 51 exemplares
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls [1970 film] (1970) — Screenwriter — 46 exemplares
A Kiss Is Still a Kiss (1984) 41 exemplares
Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2005 (2004) 36 exemplares
Two Weeks In Midday Sun (1987) 35 exemplares, 1 crítica
Roger Ebert's Movie Home Companion 1990 (1989) 32 exemplares, 1 crítica
Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2001 (2000) 29 exemplares
Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2004 (2003) 29 exemplares
Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2006 (2005) 24 exemplares
Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2007 (2006) 22 exemplares
Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2002 (2001) 22 exemplares
Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2009 (2008) 21 exemplares
Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2003 (2002) 21 exemplares
The Future of The Movies (1991) 20 exemplares
Behind The Phantom's Mask (1993) 20 exemplares
Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2010 (2009) 19 exemplares
Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 1999 (1998) 18 exemplares
Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2000 (1999) 17 exemplares
Herzog by Ebert (2017) 15 exemplares
Ebert's Bests (2012) 13 exemplares, 1 crítica
Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2011 (2010) 12 exemplares
Insight: University of Illinois (2002) 5 exemplares
Magia do Cinema, A (2004) 2 exemplares
Száz híres film (2006) 1 exemplar
Ebert Tarnation 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Act of Passion (1947) — Introdução, algumas edições395 exemplares, 13 críticas
Dark City [1998 film] (1998) — Audio commentary, algumas edições263 exemplares, 4 críticas
Memo from David O. Selznick (1972) — Introdução, algumas edições202 exemplares, 1 crítica
JFK: The Book of the Film (1992) — Contribuidor — 75 exemplares, 3 críticas
42 Up: "Give Me the Child Until He Is Seven and I Will Show You the Man" (1999) — Prefácio — 37 exemplares, 2 críticas
God in the Movies (1989) — Preface — 33 exemplares
The Best of Xero (2004) — Introdução — 21 exemplares
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 29, No. 1 [January 2005] (2005) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
My Kind of 'Toon, Chicago Is (2009) — Prefácio — 2 exemplares, 1 crítica
Playboy Magazine ~ February 1991 (Pamela Anderson) (1991) — Interview — 2 exemplares
Newsweek | May 23 & 30, 2011 | The Good Wife 2012 (2011) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum



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


Mellow and warm bit of travel writing about the 1987 Cannes Film Festival. Cannon Films, Barbara Hershey, Barbet Schroeder, Ken Russell, Godard, Faye Dunaway, Marcello Mastroianni, Fellini, and more. Languorous, full of food and film.
Amateria66 | May 24, 2024 |
Honest, heartbreaking, and so well written. For anyone who loves film.
fmclellan | 27 outras críticas | Jan 23, 2024 |
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.… (mais)
tombomp | 4 outras críticas | 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.… (mais)
wandaly | 27 outras críticas | Sep 28, 2023 |



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