The Great Movies

Download The Great Movies ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to The Great Movies book pdf for free now.

The Great Movies

Author : Roger Ebert
ISBN : 0767910451
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 20.79 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 104
Read : 1268

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.
Category: Performing Arts

The Great Movies Ii

Author : Roger Ebert
ISBN : 0307485668
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 44.25 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 694
Read : 355

From America's most trusted and highly visible film critic, 100 more brilliant essays on the films that define cinematic greatness. Continuing the pitch-perfect critiques begun in The Great Movies, Roger Ebert's The Great Movies II collects 100 additional essays, each one of them a gem of critical appreciation and an amalgam of love, analysis, and history that will send readers back to films with a fresh set of eyes and renewed enthusiasm—or perhaps to an avid first-time viewing. Neither a snob nor a shill, Ebert manages in these essays to combine a truly populist appreciation for today's most important form of popular art with a scholar's erudition and depth of knowledge and a sure aesthetic sense. Once again wonderfully enhanced by stills selected by Mary Corliss, former film curator at the Museum of Modern Art, The Great Movies II is a treasure trove for film lovers of all persuasions, an unrivaled guide for viewers, and a book to return to again and again. Films featured in The Great Movies II 12 Angry Men · The Adventures of Robin Hood · Alien · Amadeus · Amarcord · Annie Hall · Au Hasard, Balthazar · The Bank Dick · Beat the Devil · Being There · The Big Heat · The Birth of a Nation · The Blue Kite · Bob le Flambeur · Breathless · The Bridge on the River Kwai · Bring Me the Head of Alfredo García · Buster Keaton · Children of Paradise · A Christmas Story · The Color Purple · The Conversation · Cries and Whispers · The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie · Don’t Look Now · The Earrings of Madame de . . . · The Fall of the House of Usher · The Firemen’s Ball · Five Easy Pieces · Goldfinger · The Good, the Bad and the Ugly · Goodfellas · The Gospel According to Matthew · The Grapes of Wrath · Grave of the Fireflies · Great Expectations · House of Games · The Hustler · In Cold Blood · Jaws · Jules and Jim · Kieslowski’s Three Colors Trilogy · Kind Hearts and Coronets · King Kong · The Last Laugh · Laura · Leaving Las Vegas · Le Boucher · The Leopard · The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp · The Manchurian Candidate · The Man Who Laughs · Mean Streets · Mon Oncle · Moonstruck · The Music Room · My Dinner with Andre · My Neighbor Totoro · Nights of Cabiria · One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest · Orpheus · Paris, Texas · Patton · Picnic at Hanging Rock · Planes, Trains and Automobiles · The Producers · Raiders of the Lost Ark · Raise the Red Lantern · Ran · Rashomon · Rear Window · Rififi · The Right Stuff · Romeo and Juliet · The Rules of the Game · Saturday Night Fever · Say Anything · Scarface · The Searchers · Shane · Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs · Solaris · Strangers on a Train · Stroszek · A Sunday in the Country · Sunrise · A Tale of Winter · The Thin Man · This Is Spinal Tap ·Tokyo Story · Touchez Pas au Grisbi · Touch of Evil · The Treasure of the Sierra Madre · Ugetsu · Umberto D · Unforgiven · Victim · Walkabout · West Side Story · Yankee Doodle Dandy
Category: Performing Arts

The Great Movies Iii

Author : Roger Ebert
ISBN : 9780226182117
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 65.84 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 545
Read : 920

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.
Category: Performing Arts

The Great Movies Iv

Author : Roger Ebert
ISBN : 9780226404035
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 80.45 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 902
Read : 744

Essays from the influential and beloved film critic: “No one has done as much as Ebert to connect the creators of movies with their consumers.”—Richard Corliss, Time Over more than four decades, Roger Ebert built a reputation writing reviews for the Chicago Sun-Times and, later, arguing onscreen with rival Chicago Tribune critic Gene Siskel, and later Richard Roeper, about the movies they loved and loathed. But Ebert’s wisdom went well beyond a mere thumbs up or thumbs down. The Great Movies IV is the fourth and final collection of Roger Ebert’s essays, comprising sixty-two reviews of films ranging from the silent era to the recent past. From films like The Cabinet of Caligari and Viridiana that have been considered canonical for decades, to movies only recently recognized as masterpieces, to Superman, The Big Lebowski, and Pink Floyd: The Wall, the pieces gathered here demonstrate the critical acumen seen in Ebert’s daily reviews and the more reflective and wide-ranging considerations that the longer format allowed him to offer. Also included are an insightful foreword by film critic Matt Zoller Seitz, editor-in-chief of the official Roger Ebert website, and a touching introduction by Chaz Ebert. A fitting capstone to a truly remarkable career, The Great Movies IV will introduce newcomers to some of the most exceptional movies ever made, while revealing new insights to connoisseurs.
Category: Performing Arts

The Great Movies

Author : William Bayer
ISBN : UOM:39015042602485
Genre : Motion pictures
File Size : 35.87 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 322
Read : 340

Discusses sixty of the greatest movies ever made, including Stagecoach, 2001, Citizen Kane, The Four Hundred Blows, On the Waterfront, All About Eve, La Strada, Easy Rider, and City Lights.
Category: Motion pictures

The Great Movies

Author : John Truby
ISBN : OCLC:26279704
Genre : Motion picture plays
File Size : 62.28 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 109
Read : 331

Category: Motion picture plays

Great Movie Serials Cb

Author : Jim Harmon
ISBN : 9781136223211
Genre : History
File Size : 89.76 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 757
Read : 358

First published in 1973
Category: History

Jeffrey Lyons 100 Great Movies For Kids

Author : Jeffrey Lyons
ISBN : 9780684803395
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 43.80 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 674
Read : 977

Profiling one hundred child-appropriate videos for five- to twelve-year-olds, a parent's guide is organized by category and includes cast and credit listings, plot summaries, and background information. Original. 17,500 first printing.
Category: Performing Arts

Great Movies

Author : Andrew Heritage
ISBN : 1445477173
Genre : Motion pictures
File Size : 34.39 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 109
Read : 292

Category: Motion pictures

Roger Ebert S Movie Yearbook 2005

Author : Roger Ebert
ISBN : 0740747428
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 57.36 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 314
Read : 721

A collection of every movie review the popular, Pulitzer Prize-winning movie critic has done from January 2002 to mid-June 2004 includes the past year's interviews and essays, as well as reviews from all the major film festivals, his biweekly "Questions for the Movie Answer Man," profiles of leading actors, and more. Original. 50,000 first printing.
Category: Performing Arts

Alcohol In The Movies 1898 1962

Author : Judy Cornes
ISBN : 9781476607368
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 22.89 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 115
Read : 343

A 1906 film called The Dream of a Rarebit Fiend shows a man drinking and eating voraciously at a restaurant, then going home to bed. In the surreal scenes that follow, furniture disappears, tiny devils poke the man's head with pitchforks, and his bed hurls itself out the window and across the city. But it wasn't commentary on drinking; rather, it was a showcase of early special effects--double exposure photography, panning shots, and montage. Turn-of-the-century films typically treated drinking as a subject for comedy and ridicule, and the comic possibilities translated well into silent movies. As talkies developed and the film industry matured, alcohol's portrayal was reflected in the times: prohibition, the Great Depression, the war years, and as social commentary. Here is a study of 64 years of alcohol as portrayed in film. The author begins with the appearance in 1898 of what is probably the first commercial: a 30-second film of men in kilts dancing and the words "Scotch Whiskey" appearing in the background. The final film is 1962's Days of Wine and Roses, which addresses alcoholism. The author includes a film from each decade, those with artistic or historical value, those that represent the comedy, drama and musical genres, and well-known pictures such as The Lost Weekend and A Star Is Born. The first three chapters cover 1903 to 1939. The remaining chapters follow not a timeline but the growing complexity of the movies. A recurring motif is the use of the term "white logic," a phrase used by writer Jack London in his 1913 memoir John Barleycorn. It refers to disillusionment with everyday life brought on by and exacerbated by alcohol. An annotated filmography lists the date, source and other relevant information about movies in this study.
Category: Social Science

Stunt

Author : John Baxter
ISBN : 0356043576
Genre : Stunt men and women
File Size : 25.87 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 933
Read : 1038

Category: Stunt men and women

Great Movie Musicals On Dvd

Author : John Howard Reid
ISBN : 9781105860447
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 73.65 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 112
Read : 320

Over 60 great film musicals from Hollywood's major studios are given detailed treatment, while hundreds more are briefly noted in this comprehensive guide to the best of America's vintage movie musical classics that are now available on DVD.
Category: Performing Arts

Costume Design In The Movies

Author : Elizabeth Leese
ISBN : 9780486134291
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 51.30 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 145
Read : 457

Comprehensive, lavishly illustrated reference work provides biographical/career data for major designers (Adrian, Jean Louis, Edith Head, more). Updated to 1988, with over 400 new film credits. 177 illustrations. Index of 6,000 films.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

The Movies Go To College

Author : Wiley Lee Umphlett
ISBN : 0838631339
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 49.46 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 162
Read : 261

Tracing the collegiate film genre from the first silent offerings starting around 1915 to the realistic recent critical portrayals of college life, this study examines how collegiate films have reflected our changing tastes and values. An extensive filmography is also included.
Category: Performing Arts

Stories Behind The Great Traditions Of Christmas

Author : Ace Collins
ISBN : 9780310873884
Genre : Religion
File Size : 21.48 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 561
Read : 1187

The cheer of a crackling hearth fire. Colorful cards from friends and loved ones. An evergreen tree festooned with ornaments.The golden traditions of Christmas—gifts, wreaths, stockings, carols, mistletoe, and more—infuse our celebration of the season with meaning and glowing memories. And, in ways you may not realize, they point us to the birth of Christ.Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas reveals the people, places, and events that shaped the best-loved customs of this merriest of holidays. Here are spiritual insights, true-life tales, and captivating legends to intrigue you and your family and bring new luster and depth to your celebration of Jesus’ birth. Discover how• after eighteen centuries of all but ignoring the event, churches began to open the door for believers to commemorate Jesus’ incarnation.• the evergreen tree, once a central theme in the worship practices of pagan cultures, came to represent the everlasting love of God.• the magi’s three gifts—gold, frankincense, and myrrh—are filled with spiritual symbolism.The traditions of Christmas lend beauty, awe, and hope to the holiday, causing people all over the world to anticipate it with joy. The stories in this book will warm your heart as you rediscover the true and eternal significance of Christmas.
Category: Religion

To Die Among Strangers

Author : Clair Calhoon
ISBN : 9781469109107
Genre : History
File Size : 62.9 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 643
Read : 657

To die Among Strangers is a love story set against the background of the Korean War, which lasted from June 1950 until July 1953. Robert Bruce piloted an F9F Panther Jet, and saw action from the wars beginning until its end. Court martialed for refusing to obey orders from his squadron commander placed his freedom, indeed his very life, in danger.
Category: History

The Great Funk

Author : Thomas Hine
ISBN : 9781429924153
Genre : Design
File Size : 71.89 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 616
Read : 840

In the sixties, as the nation anticipated the conquest of space, the defeat of poverty, and an end to injustice at home and abroad, no goal seemed beyond America's reach. Then the seventies arrived-bringing oil shocks and gas lines, the disgrace and resignation of a president, defeat in Vietnam, terrorism at the 1972 Munich Olympics, urban squalor, bizarre crimes, high prices, and a bad economy. The country fell into a great funk. But when things fall apart, you can take the fragments and make something fresh. Avocado kitchens and Earth Shoes may have been ugly, but they signaled new modes of seeing and being. The first generation to see Earth from space found ways to make life's everyday routines-eating, keeping warm, taking out the trash-meaningful, both personally and globally. And many decided to reinvent themselves. In Populuxe, a "textbook of consumerism in the Push Button Age" (Alan J. Adler, Los Angeles Times), Thomas Hine scrutinized the looks and life of the 1950s and 1960s, revealing the hopes and fears expressed in that era's design. In the same way, The Great Funk: Falling Apart and Coming Together (on a Shag Rug) in the Seventies maps a complex era by looking at its ideas, feelings, sex, fashions, textures, gestures, colors, demographic forces, artistic expressions, and other phenomena that shaped our lives. Hine gets into the shoes and heads of those who experienced the seventies-exploring their homes, feeling the beat of their music, and scanning the ads that incited their desires. But The Great Funk is more than a lavish catalogue of seventies culture: it's a smart, informed, lively look at the "Me decade" through the eyes of the man House & Garden called "America's sharpest design critic."
Category: Design