Scorsese by Ebert

Scorsese by Ebert

Roger Ebert wrote the first film review that director Martin Scorsese ever received - for 1967's I Call First, later renamed Who's That Knocking at My Door - creating a lasting bond that made him one of Scorsese's most appreciative and ...

Author: Roger Ebert

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781459605985

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Roger Ebert wrote the first film review that director Martin Scorsese ever received - for 1967's I Call First, later renamed Who's That Knocking at My Door - creating a lasting bond that made him one of Scorsese's most appreciative and perceptive commentators. Scorsese by Ebert offers the first record of America's most respected film critic's engagement with the works of America's greatest living director, chronicling every single feature film in Scorsese's considerable oeuvre, from his aforementioned debut to his 2008 release, the Rolling Stones documentary Shine a Light. In the course of eleven interviews done over almost forty years, the book also includes Scorsese's own insights on both his accomplishments and disappointments. Ebert has also written and included six new reconsiderations of the director's less commented upon films, as well as a substantial introduction that provides a framework for understanding both Scorsese and his profound impact on American cinema. "Given their career-long back-and-forth, this collection makes perfect sense. In these reconsiderations, Ebert invites us into his thought processes, letting us see not just what he thinks, but how he forms his opinions. Ebert's insights into Scorsese are terrific, but this book offers the bonus of further insights into Ebert himself." - Time Out Chicago "Ebert, film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times, is an unabashed fan of Scorsese, whom he considers 'the most gifted director of his generation.' . . . Of special note are interviews with Scorsese over a 25-year period, in which the director candidly discusses his body of work." - Publishers Weekly
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The Future of the Movies

The Future of the Movies

Interviews with Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, and George Lucas reveal the personal visions of three of America's best and most innovative directors

Author: Roger Ebert

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015021497634

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 116

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Interviews with Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, and George Lucas reveal the personal visions of three of America's best and most innovative directors
Categories: Performing Arts

Scorsese

Scorsese

Roger Ebert wrote the first film review that director Martin Scorsese ever received-for 1967's I Call First-when both men were just embarking on their careers.

Author: Roger Ebert

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ISBN: OCLC:812509454

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Page: 297

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Roger Ebert wrote the first film review that director Martin Scorsese ever received-for 1967's I Call First-when both men were just embarking on their careers. Ebert had never been touched by a movie in quite the same way before, and this experience creat.
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Awake in the Dark

Awake in the Dark

"Arriving fifty years after Ebert published his first film review in 1967, this second edition of Awake in the Dark collects Ebert's essential writings.

Author: Roger Ebert

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226460864

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 544

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"Arriving fifty years after Ebert published his first film review in 1967, this second edition of Awake in the Dark collects Ebert's essential writings. Featuring new Top Ten Lists and reviews of the years' finest films through 2012, this edition allows both fans and film buffs to bask in the best of an extraordinary lifetime's work."--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Herzog by Ebert

Herzog by Ebert

The book also brings together other essays, letters, and interviews, including a letter Ebert wrote Herzog upon learning of the dedication to him of 'Encounters at the End of the World, ' a multifaceted profile written at the 1982 Cannes ...

Author: Roger Ebert

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226500423

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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At the time of his death in 2013, Roger Ebert was arguably the most influential writer about movies in the United States. He had been film critic for the "Chicago Sun-Times" for over 45 years, reviewing more movies than any other critic active during that time and pioneering in both television reporting and reviewing. In 1975 he was the first film critic to win the Pulitzer Prize for criticism. Among the film directors who started working at about the same time Ebert started writing for the "Sun-Times," two inspired a particularly intense devotion. One was Martin Scorsese, the subject of "Scorsese by Ebert" (published in 2008). The other was Werner Herzog--Ebert first saw one of his films at the New York Film Festival in 1968. This volume gathers together all Ebert's reviews of individual films (as well as longer pieces he wrote for "The Great Movies" series), free-wheeling interviews, and essays in which he discusses various aspects of Herzog's achievement. It also includes a longer interview/discussion with Herzog at Facet's Multimedia in 1979 ("Images at the Horizon"), which offers fascinating details about Herzog's early career. Herzog himself has contributed a Foreword in which he discusses their long relationship. As one of the readers of the manuscript noted, "'Herzog by Ebert' documents a unique and productive relationship between a filmmaker and a film critic. Anyone who watches Herzog's films will surely benefit from Ebert's insights." It will be an essential book for all who admire Herzog's (and Ebert's) work.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Life Itself

Life Itself

He shares his insights into movie stars and directors like John Wayne and Martin Scorsese. This is a story that only Roger Ebert could tell.

Author: Roger Ebert

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780446584982

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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"The best thing Mr. Ebert has ever written." - Janet Maslin, New York Times "To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts. We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try. I didn't always know this, and am happy I lived long enough to find it out." Roger Ebert is the best-known film critic of our time. He has been reviewing films for the Chicago Sun-Times since 1967, and was the first film critic ever to win a Pulitzer Prize. He has appeared on television for four decades. In 2006, complications from thyroid cancer treatment resulted in the loss of his ability to eat, drink, or speak. But with the loss of his voice, Ebert has only become a more prolific and influential writer. And now, for the first time, he tells the full, dramatic story of his life and career. In this candid, personal history, Ebert chronicles it all: his loves, losses, and obsessions; his struggle and recovery from alcoholism; his marriage; his politics; and his spiritual beliefs. He writes about his years at the Sun-Times, his colorful newspaper friends, and his life-changing collaboration with Gene Siskel. He shares his insights into movie stars and directors like John Wayne and Martin Scorsese. This is a story that only Roger Ebert could tell. Filled with the same deep insight, dry wit, and sharp observations that his readers have long cherished, this is more than a memoir -- it is a singular, warm-hearted, inspiring look at life itself.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

A Companion to Martin Scorsese

A Companion to Martin Scorsese

Ebert wrote the first published review of Scorsese's first completed feature,
declaring in 1967 that I Call First, which he t saw at the Chicago International Film
Festival a year before it reached theaters as Who's That Knocking at My Door,
was “a ...

Author: Aaron Baker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444338614

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 496

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This book is a comprehensive collection of original essays assessing the career of one of America’s most prominent contemporary filmmakers.0Contains contributions from prominent scholars in North America and Europe that use a variety of analytic approaches0Offers fresh interpretations of some of Scorsese’s most influential films, including 'Mean Streets', 'Taxi Driver, 'Raging Bull', 'Goodfellas', 'Gangs of New York', and 'Hugo'.0Considers Scorsese's place within the history of American and world cinema; his work in relation to auteur theory; the use of popular music and various themes such as violence, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender, and race in his films, and more.
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Two Weeks in the Midday Sun

Two Weeks in the Midday Sun

Praise for Two Weeks in the Midday Sun -- About the Author -- Title Page -- Foreword by Martin Scorsese -- Dedication -- Two Weeks in the Midday Sun: A Cannes Notebook -- Postscript, 1997: Scorsese Goes to Dinner

Author: Roger Ebert

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226314433

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

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Previous edition: Kansas City: Andrews and McMeel, 1987.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Roger Ebert s Movie Yearbook 2013

Roger Ebert s Movie Yearbook 2013

25th Anniversary Edition Roger Ebert. Shutter Island 2), Max von Sydow (Dr.
Naehring). Directed by Martin Scorsese and produced by Scorsese, Brad Fischer
, Mike Medavoy, and Arnold Messer. Screenplay by Laeta Kalogridis, based on
the ...

Author: Roger Ebert

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9781449423445

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 800

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Along with interviews, essays, tributes, journal entries, and QandAs from "Questions for the Movie Answer Man" inside Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2013. It includes every movie review Ebert has written from January 2010 to July 2012. Also included are in-depth interviews with newsmakers and celebrities, tributes to those in the film industry who have passed away recently, essays on the Oscars, reports from the Cannes Film Festival, and entries into Ebert's Little Movie Glossary
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Roger Ebert s Four Star Reviews 1967 2007

Roger Ebert s Four Star Reviews  1967 2007

Roger Ebert. Ma¤oso: He's twenty-seven, but he still lives at home; he's a
collector for his uncle's protection racket, but the ... Scorsese places these
characters in a perfectly realized world of boredom and small joys, sudden
assaults, the ...

Author: Roger Ebert

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9780740792175

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 944

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Spanning the length of Roger Ebert's career as the leading American movie critic, this book contains all of his four-star reviews written during that time. A great guide for movie watching.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Great Movies III

The Great Movies III

As Ebert noted in the introduction to the first collection of those pieces, “They are not the greatest films of all time, because all lists of great movies are a foolish attempt to codify works which must stand alone.

Author: Roger Ebert

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226182117

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 440

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Roger Ebert has been writing film reviews for the Chicago Sun-Times for over four decades now and his biweekly essays on great movies have been appearing there since 1996. As Ebert noted in the introduction to the first collection of those pieces, “They are not the greatest films of all time, because all lists of great movies are a foolish attempt to codify works which must stand alone. But it’s fair to say: If you want to take a tour of the landmarks of the first century of cinema, start here. Enter The Great Movies III, Ebert’s third collection of essays on the crème de la crème of the silver screen, each one a model of critical appreciation and a blend of love and analysis that will send readers back to the films with a fresh set of eyes and renewed enthusiasm—or maybe even lead to a first-time viewing. From The Godfather: Part II to Groundhog Day, from The Last Picture Show to Last Tango in Paris, the hundred pieces gathered here display a welcome balance between the familiar and the esoteric, spanning Hollywood blockbusters and hidden gems, independent works and foreign language films alike. Each essay draws on Ebert’s vast knowledge of the cinema, its fascinating history, and its breadth of techniques, introducing newcomers to some of the most exceptional movies ever made, while revealing new insights to connoisseurs as well. Named the most powerful pundit in America by Forbes magazine, and a winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Roger Ebert is inarguably the most prominent and influential authority on the cinema today. The Great Movies III is sure to please his many fans and further enhance his reputation as America’s most respected—and trusted—film critic.
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The Films of Martin Scorsese 1978 99

The Films of Martin Scorsese  1978 99

Ebert, Roger (1999/2008) 'Bringing Out Scorsese', pp.231–4in Scorsese byEbert,
Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Ebert, Roger(2008) Scorseseby Ebert,
Chicago: University ofChicago Press. Eco, Umberto (1984)'A Guideto ...

Author: L. Grist

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137302045

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 357

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A detailed, theoretically attuned analysis of all of the Scorsese-directed features from The Last Waltz to Bringing Out the Dead . Grist illuminates Scorsese's authorship, but also reflects back upon a range of informing contexts.
Categories: Performing Arts

Ebert s Bests

Ebert s Bests

All this is accompanied by decades’ worth of annual ten-best lists, which showcase Roger Ebert’s recommendations—while at the same time reminding us that hearts and minds, and even rankings, are bound to change.

Author: Roger Ebert

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226048901

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 40

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A treasury of year-by-year ten-best lists, plus personal reminiscences by the man whose name became synonymous with the movies. In Ebert’s Bests, the iconic Roger Ebert takes us through the journey of how he became a film critic, from his days at a student-run cinema club to his rise as a television commentator in At the Movies and Siskel & Ebert. Recounting the influence of the French New Wave; his friendships with Werner Herzog and Martin Scorsese; and travels to Sweden and Rome to visit Ingrid Bergman and Federico Fellini, Ebert never loses sight of film as a key component of our cultural identity. In considering the ethics of film criticism—why we should take all film seriously, without prejudgment or condescension—he argues that film critics ought always to engage in open-minded dialogue with a movie. All this is accompanied by decades’ worth of annual ten-best lists, which showcase Roger Ebert’s recommendations—while at the same time reminding us that hearts and minds, and even rankings, are bound to change.
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The Films of Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro

The Films of Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro

Martin Scorsese . Manchester , UK : Pocket Essentials , 2004 . Ebert , Roger .
Scorsese by Ebert . Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2008 . Ebert , Roger ,
and Siskel , Gene . The Future of the Movies . Kansas City , MO : Andrews and ...

Author: Andrew J. Rausch

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:C103290131

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 215

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In this book, Andrew J. Rausch examines the creative output of director Martin Scorsese and actor Robert De Niro: from their initial offering, Mean Streets, to their most recent film together, Casino. Rausch looks at their relationship as individual artists who combined their talents to create cinematic magic, including the recognized classics Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and GoodFellas.
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Scorsese

Scorsese

Acknowledgements ultrascreen series To Martin Scorsese , life is cinema . We
wish to give special thanks to Martin Scorsese and Meg McCarthy of Sikelia
Productions for their cooperation and contri - butions . Thanks also to Roger
Ebert for ...

Author: Paul A. Woods

Publisher: Plexus Pub

ISBN: 0859653552

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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The fifth in the ultrascreen series of eclectic anthologies examines the influence of Scorsese's upbringing in Little Italy on Mean Streets and Goodfellas; the urban madness of Taxi Driver and Bringing Out the Dead; the Catholic religiosity that permeates all the way from Mean Streets to the controversial interpretation of the Gospels in The Last Temptation of Christ. It also describes the devotion to US cinema that led the director to tackle the all-American musical in New York, New York, make a sequel to a classic in The Color of Money, and remake a pulp crime movie in Cape Fear. In its surprising wealth of interviews, essays and reviews, Martin Scorsese: A Journey through the American Psyche examines a filmmaker whose works offer little pieces of history reflected through the viewfinder, be it in the era-of-assassination backdrop of Taxi Driver or the bloody nineteenth-century canvas of Gangs of New York.
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Roger Ebert s Video Companion

Roger Ebert s Video Companion

Roger Ebert. Essays 920 to Cap d ' Antibes . I recommend the bouillabaisse . It is
the Alexander ' s vocal coach in Citizen Kane , telling Orson ... Claude ster ,
grilled fish , garlic paste , crisp toast , boiled potatoes , Lelouch , ” Scorsese says .

Author: Roger Ebert

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Pub

ISBN: UVA:X004254111

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 987

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning co-host of TV's Siskel & Ebert offers in-depth, well-informed reviews of more than fifteen hundred films, along with interviews, reports from film festivals, and a pocket video guide. Original. 50,000 first printing.
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Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese

Cross and his vision of an urban crucifixion foreshadows Scorsese ' s frequent
use of scenes from the Passion and ... Scorsese and his cohorts celebrated their
triumph , and when journalist Ebert and artist Scorsese met to discuss the film ...

Author: Lester J. Keyser

Publisher: Twayne Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105002293723

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 265

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No American film director has probed the heart and soul of violence like Martin Scorsese. In films of unbearable intensity, from his breakthrough Mean Streets (1973) through The Age of Innocence (1992), Scorsese has developed as an unflinching observer of twentieth-century America. With this book, film scholar Les Keyser undertakes the first full-scale analysis and appreciation of Scorsese's life and films, assessing his emergence as America's preeminent filmmaker. Controversial and difficult, dark and opaque, Scorsese's films have followed an erratic course in the commercial market, including both blockbusters and box-office duds. But he is always honing his craft and deepening his vision. Even in his huge hit Cape Fear (1991), Scorsese successfully gives the commercial Hollywood formula movie a sharp new edge. Martin Scorsese bursts with fascinating movie lore about the Hollywood scene, including extensive background notes on how the script for the classic Raging Bull (1980) was developed by Scorsese and actor friend Robert de Niro. The full canon of the director's work is studied carefully, including a film that represents a radical departure for the director, a cinematic version of Edith Wharton's turn-of-the-century novel of manners, The Age of Innocence.
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Roger Ebert s Movie Home Companion

Roger Ebert s Movie Home Companion

Roger Ebert. McCabe and Mrs. Miller 464 sell out to the Company , and his two
side He is , at least fitfully , a realist . ... on long cism literally . before he did that
the Company would rather Scorsese places these characters in a perkill him than
 ...

Author: Roger Ebert

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0836262409

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 950

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With sales of the 1989 edition of more than 100,000 copies, this year promises to continue the trend. This edition will feature reviews of the most interesting films of the last twenty years, including more than a hundred new reviews.
Categories: Motion pictures

Roger Ebert s Movie Yearbook 1999

Roger Ebert s Movie Yearbook  1999

Kundun is like one of the popularized lives of the saints that Scorsese must have
studied as a boy in Catholic grade school. I studied the same lives, which
reduced the saints to a series of anecdotes. At the end of a typical episode, the
saint ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: 0836268318

Category: Motion picture producers and directors

Page: 822

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Presents detailed descriptions and reviews of virtually every movie that has opened nationally over the past year, reports from the major film festivals, interviews with important movie figures, and essays on the movie world.
Categories: Motion picture producers and directors

Rule of Thumb

Rule of Thumb

Ebert's sensitivity to the possibilities of life and art is heightened by his reverence
for spiritual curiosity and old-school, muscular ... Of course, Pauline Kael argued,
too, that seminal directors of the 70s like Brian De Palma, Martin Scorsese, and ...

Author: Todd Rendleman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781441120267

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

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With a critical eye that mirrors his subject's, Todd Rendleman explores the values, temperament, character, and style that have made Roger Ebert the most trusted and influential film critic in America. Introducing the one critic whom so many moviegoers recognize, argue with, and love, Rule of Thumb illuminates Ebert's critical strengths and blind spots. His sensibilities are further appreciated through comparisons to incisive, provocative colleagues like Pauline Kael and John Simon. While exploring their critical clashes, the author offers fresh assessments of a host of movies, from modern classics like Last Tango in Paris and Blue Velvet, to films that deserve another glance, like Music Box, In Dreams, and Bliss. Few are in a position to write a firsthand memoir of one of the world's great film critics, but Rendleman accomplishes just this, smartly intertwining his own coming-of-age cinematic sensibility with a witty critical analysis of his subject. All told, his achievement is noteworthy: he offers a unique view of a celebrated personality, while revealing himself as a writer of insight and dash.
Categories: Performing Arts