The Great Movies

The Great Movies

Book - 2003
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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.
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, 2003, c2002
Edition: 1st trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780767910385
0767910389
Characteristics: xxv, 511 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Call Number: 791.4375 EBE

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eusebius
Dec 30, 2016

I have all three volumes, and they make fascinating reading. Ebert was not the greatest writer on film; he doesn't rise to the heights of Kael, Sarris, Farber, French and a few others, but he can be very satisfying. There are few lapses in taste; he does list Psycho as a great film.

avisualfeel Jul 04, 2014

He always gives an unexpected insight & turns up something interesting which I never knew before 'till reading his film reviews.

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