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Author Ebert, Roger.

Title Awake in the dark : the best of Roger Ebert : forty years of reviews, essays, and interviews / foreword by David Bordwell.

Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  791.4375 EBER    CLMS RETD
Physical description xxxvi, 476 pages ; 24 cm
Notes Includes index.
Contents Prologue: Death of a Dream Palace xxix -- Review of La Dolce Vita xxxiv -- Part 1 Interviews and Profiles -- Warren Beatty 3 -- James Stewart 9 -- Robert Mitchum 14 -- Mitch and Jimmy: Some Thoughts 21 -- Lee Marvin 25 -- Ingmar Bergman 35 -- Martin Scorsese and Paul Schrader 47 -- Robert Altman 53 -- Werner Herzog 59 -- Meryl Streep 64 -- Woody Allen 68 -- Spike Lee 75 -- Tom Hanks 82 -- Errol Morris 93 -- Steven Spielberg 98 -- Part 2 Best -- 1967 Bonnie and Clyde 105 -- 1968 The Battle of Algiers 108 -- 1969 Z 110 -- 1970 Five Easy Pieces 113 -- 1971 The Last Picture Show 115 -- 1972 The Godfather 118 -- 1973: Cries and Whispers 121 -- 1974: Scenes from a Marriage 124 -- 1975: Nashville 127 -- 1976: Small Change 131 -- 1977: 3 Women 133 -- 1978: An Unmarried Woman 135 -- 1979: Apocalypse Now 138 -- 1980: The Black Stallion 141 -- 1981: My Dinner with Andre 144 -- 1982: Sophie's Choice 147 -- 1983: The Right Stuff 149 -- 1984: Amadeus 151 -- 1985: The Color Purple 154 -- 1986: Platoon 157 -- 1987: House of Games 160 -- 1988: Mississippi Burning 163 -- 1989: Do the Right Thing 167 -- 1990: GoodFellas 170 -- 1991: JFK 173 -- 1992: Malcolm X 177 -- 1993: Schindler's List 181 -- 1994: Hoop Dreams 184 -- 1995: Leaving Las Vegas 188 -- 1996: Fargo 191 -- 1997: Eve's Bayou 194 -- 1998: Dark City 197 -- 1999: Being John Malkovich 200 -- 2000: Almost Famous 202 -- 2001: Monster's Ball 205 -- 2002: Minority Report 208 -- 2003: Monster 211 -- 2004: Million Dollar Baby 214 -- 2005: Crash 217 -- Part 3 Foreign Films -- Tokyo Story 223 -- Music Room 225 -- Au Hasard Balthazar 229 -- Belle de Jour 233 -- Wild Child 236 -- Claire's Knee 238 -- Last Tango in Paris 240 -- Fellini's Roma 246 -- Stroszek 249 -- Marriage of Maria Braun 251 -- Wings of Desire 253 -- Raise the Red Lantern 255 -- Scent of Green Papaya 257 -- Spirited Away 260 -- City of God 262 -- Part 4 Documentaries -- Woodstock 267 -- Harlan County, U.S.A. 272 -- Gates of Heaven 274 -- Say Amen, Somebody 276 -- "Up" Movies 278 -- Shoah 287 -- Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam 293 -- Crumb 296 -- Heidi Fleiss, Hollywood Madam 299 -- Microcosmos 302 -- Part 5 Overlooked and Underrated -- Thieves Like Us 307 -- Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia 309 -- Saint Jack 313 -- El Norte 315 -- To Live and Die in L.A. 319 -- Trouble in Mind 321 -- Housekeeping 323 -- Rapture 325 -- A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries 328 -- Saddest Music in the World 331 -- Part 6 Essays and Think Pieces -- That's the Way It Is: The Color Purple and the Oscars 337 -- Legacy of Star Wars 341 -- John Cassavetes: An Appreciation 345 -- Why I Love Black and White 349 -- Case for an A Rating 354 -- Well, Are Movies Better Than Ever? 364 -- A Pulitzer for the Movies 368 -- Celluloid vs. Digital: The War for the Soul of the Cinema 371 -- Most Influential Films of the Century 377 -- In Memoriam: Pauline Kael 381 -- Part 7 On Film Criticism -- Twenty-five Years in the Dark 387 -- Symposium from Film Comment -- All Thumbs, or, Is There a Future for Film Criticism? / Richard Corliss 394 -- All Stars, or, Is There a Cure for Criticism of Film Criticism? / Roger Ebert 403 -- Then Again / Richard Corliss 416 -- Auteurism Is Alive and Well and Living in Argentina / Andrew Sarris 420 -- A Memo to Myself and Certain Other Film Critics 430 -- Epilogue: Thoughts on the Centennial of Cinema 433 -- Coda: On the Meaning of Life...and Movies 437 -- Appendix Ten Best Lists, 1967-2005 441.
Summary "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 like Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark, to the indie revolution that is still with us today." "The 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 - 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 - including a moving appreciation of John Cassavetes and a loving tribute to the virtues of black-and-white films."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Motion pictures -- Reviews.
Motion pictures.
Standard Number 9780226182001
ISBN 0226182002 (cloth : alk. paper)