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  • ISBN: 0226182010
  • Category: Humor
  • Author: David Bordwell,Roger Ebert
  • Subcategory: Movies
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University Of Chicago Press; Reprint edition (May 15, 2008)
  • Pages: 512 pages
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Roger Ebert understands how to pop the hood of a movie and tell us how it runs, while still enjoying the ride with his .

Roger Ebert understands how to pop the hood of a movie and tell us how it runs, while still enjoying the ride with his box of popcorn or, in some cases, a bottle of aspirin. Awake in the Dark captures both those sides of Ebert and shows him to be a serious friend of film, someone who loves the movies as much as he understands them. Roger Ebert is the grand poobah of them all. (Robert Altman 2006-06-01). Roger Ebert has become a member of our households, our families. He is the one who tells us all about the movies.

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Awake in the Dark: The Best of Roger Ebert," just published by the University of Chicago Press, achieves a first. The following is an excerpt from the book's introduction, and for the next five weeks we'll publish excerpts here from the collection's highlights in each decade, from the '60s to the '00s. The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty.

The extraordinary interviews gathered in Awake in the Dark capture Ebert engaging not only some of the most influential directors of our time-Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Woody Allen, Robert Altman, Werner Herzog, and Ingmar Bergman-but also some of the silver screen’s most respected and dynamic personalities, including actors as diverse as Robert Mitchum, James Stewart, Warren Beatty, and Meryl Streep. Ebert’s remarkable essays play a significant part in Awake in the Dark as well.

Roger Ebert, David Bordwell (Foreword by.

As Ebert writes in the Coda of this book, there are people who WATCH movies, and people who SEE movies. This book is intended for the latter, the people who define themselves by movies, who are devoted to them. This volume contains some of Ebert's most exciting writing. Gary Kramer, Filmbill. Nov 03, 2014 Day Rusk rated it really liked it.

Roger Ebert is the Pulitzer Prize - winning film critic of the Chicago . AWAKE IN THE DARK contains examples of his best writing from 1967 - 2005. The book also has a thorough index. AWAKE IN THE DARK is a must for Ebert fans or anyone who wants to learn more about film criticism.

He is the author of numerous books on film, including The Great Movies, The Great Movies II, and Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook. The book is divided into seven parts.

Roger Ebert (author), David Bordwell (foreword).

by Roger Ebert and David Bordwell. For nearly half a century, Roger Ebert’s wide knowledge, keen judgment, prodigious energy, and sharp sense of humor made him America’s most renowned and beloved film critic.

Roger Ebert, David Bordwell. For nearly half a century, Roger Ebert's wide knowledge, keen judgment, prodigious energy, and sharp sense of humor made him America's most renowned and beloved film critic.

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Roger Ebert has been writing film reviews for the Chicago Sun-Times for nearly forty years. And during those four decades, his wide knowledge, keen judgment, prodigious energy, and sharp sense of humor have made him America’s most celebrated film critic. He was the first such critic to win a Pulitzer Prize—one of just three film critics ever to receive that honor—and the only one to have a star dedicated to him on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His groundbreaking hit TV show, At the Movies, meanwhile, has made “two thumbs up” one of the most coveted hallmarks in the entire industry. No critic alive has reviewed more movies than Roger Ebert, and yet his essential writings have never been collected in a single volume—until now. With Awake in the Dark, both fans and film buffs can finally bask in the best of Ebert’s work. The reviews, interviews, and essays collected here present a picture of this indispensable critic’s numerous contributions to the cinema and cinephilia. From The Godfather to GoodFellas, from Cries and Whispers to Crash, the reviews in Awake in the Dark span some of the most exceptional periods in film history, from the dramatic rise of rebel Hollywood and the heyday of the auteur, to the triumph of blockbuster films such as Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark, to the indie revolution that is still with us today. The extraordinary interviews gathered in Awake in the Dark capture Ebert engaging not only some of the most influential directors of our time—Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Woody Allen, Robert Altman, Werner Herzog, and Ingmar Bergman—but also some of the silver screen’s most respected and dynamic personalities, including actors as diverse as Robert Mitchum, James Stewart, Warren Beatty, and Meryl Streep. Ebert’s remarkable essays play a significant part in Awake in the Dark as well. The book contains some of Ebert’s most admired pieces, among them a moving appreciation of John Cassavetes and a loving tribute to the virtues of black-and-white films. If Pauline Kael and Andrew Sarris were godmother and godfather to the movie generation, then Ebert is its voice from within—a writer whose exceptional intelligence and daily bursts of insight and enthusiasm have shaped the way we think about the movies. Awake in the Dark, therefore, will be a treasure trove not just for fans of this seminal critic, but for anyone desiring a fascinating and compulsively readable chronicle of film since the late 1960s.


Reviews about Awake in the Dark: The Best of Roger Ebert (7):
GAMER
This is an excellent checklist for anyone wanting to learn more about movies. I have been working through the list and watching several of those that I had missed.

Two observations -- there are a number of four star movies missing since the book was published about six years before Ebert's death, and he published reviews during that period, many quite good. I will update this Review as I discover them.

This would be a very useful resource if the movies were organized by the date of their release, a very valuable history of cinema by an excellent reviewer.

Nonetheless, priceless for this movie lover who is on a great voyage of discovery.

Robert C. Ross
December 2017
Gozragore
My one complaint about this meaty collection of four-star reviews is a greedy one. I wish there were more. I wish he had started publishing reviews earlier so that some of the great movies I remember from my young adulthood (which, by age, starts six years before his). He frequently cites these movies in this volume but oh, what I would give to read written reviews by him of slightly earlier movies like Seven Samurai, Dr. Strangelove, Smiles of a Summer Night, A Hard Day's Night, or uneven-but-not-stinker films of that period like Mondo Cane or The Tenth Victim.

But forty years of reviews? Hey! That's not bad!

Obviously, what I'm trying to say is that I enjoyed this collection immensely. I find nothing really wrong with it at all. I don't always agree with Ebert's take on a film but over all, I find him a reliable guide. More important, he is intelligent and passionate and always has something interesting to say.

Some people will use this book as a reference book. I probably will at times. (Just like I do with the various editions of The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings, which I find invariably fascinating.)

Others, including me, will read these reviews primarily for interest and pleasure. They'll find a lot of both in it.
Miromice
This book is incomplete, and contains at least one large error. Missing are the four star reviews Ebert gave to Marjoe and The Boys In the Band. These are important films and I would love to see those reviews!!! Also, Ebert did not give Pale Rider four stars-it was three stars. If he later changed his mind it's not reflected in this book, which reprints the original review. Also, he gave Heartbreakers 3.5 stars in his original review. If he changed his mind later, that's great, but again the book prints his original 3.5 star review. Furthermore, there must be a four star review somewhere for Alain Resnais' Providence, which he ranked as the number two movie of 1977. Where is it? Another oddity is his four star review of La Cage Aux Folles. I've located many vintage print ads for the film that include blurbs from his positive review along with a 3.5 star rating. Worst of all are his missing four star reviews for Thoroughly Modern Millie and Camelot. Even if he regretted them later I still think they should have been included. There are other omissions, but they slip my mind at this time. May 12,2015-Further research has uncovered another four star review missing from this book.Ebert gave the 1970 film Joe four stars, which I learned by finding a vintage ad for the film that features praise from Ebert(I loved it-Joe IS 1970) along with the four stars. This book should either be retitled Most Four- Star Reviews or include the missing reviews in later editions. *Since writing this I've done more research and found even more examples of missing 4-star reviews that he wrote before this book was published. One is for the Godard film Sympathy For the Devil. Another is rather astonishingly for the 1978 film about gay people "becoming straight" called A Different Story. I found a vintage ad advertising the film along with Ebert's "4 stars" praise of it. I have a feeling the review might have been left out due to some regret on his part, as it's a terrible film. I also located an ad for the film Twilight's Last Gleaming featuring Ebert's "4 stars" praise of the film. There are others and as I find them I'll update this review. I still think this is an excellent book but disappointing because of so many missing reviews. Presumably the editors could have done exactly what I did, which is look through the newspaper archives for ads featuring Ebert blurbs and 4 star ratings and then located the review that went along with those stars. I hope this book is updated someday to include the missing reviews.
Wooden Purple Romeo
My favourite critic presents a collection of his wonderfully humanistic and accessible reviews. Many other critics make me feel small, with their reviews casually dropping references to directors, films and even whole genres I have never heard of : "Oh, little man, you didn't understand the opening credits to "The Expendables" was an homage to the Ukrainian depressionist cinema of the early 1920's?"

One of the great critics of the 20th century, Ebert never condescends, never laps into academic pomposity, never makes you think you have to have a PhD in film theory before you can begin to understand his reviews. Read him now before you can't.

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