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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Roger Joseph Ebert  

Pen Name: Roger Ebert

Genre:

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1942 in Urbana, Illinois

Died: 2013 in Chicago, Illinois


-- Ebert Fest -- http://www.ebertfest.com/
-- Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun Times -- http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/
-- Website -- http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/
-- Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Ebert
-- Roger Joseph Ebert on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=roger+joseph+ebert


Illinois Connection

Ebert was born in Urbana and lived in Chicago most of his adult life.

Biographical and Professional Information

Roger Ebert was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American film critic, screenwriter and journalist. He was a film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times from 1967 until his death in 2013. He also hosted the annual ''Roger Ebert's Film Festival'' in Champaign.For 23 years, he co-hosted with Gene Siskel ''Siskel & Ebert at the Movies''. After Siskel's death in 1999, Richard Roeper filled the open chair and the program was retitled ''Ebert & Roeper at the Movies'' in 2000. Roger's movie reviews were syndicated to more than 200 newspapers in the United States and abroad. He wrote more than 15 books, including his annual movie yearbook. In 1975, Roger became the first film critic to win a Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. His television programs were also widely syndicated, and were nominated for Emmy awards. In February 1995, a section of Chicago's Erie Street near the CBS Studios was given the honorary name Siskel & Ebert Way. In June 2005, Roger was the first professional film critic to be awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


Published Works

  • An Illini Century, University of Illinois Press, 1967
  • A Kiss Is Still A Kiss, Andrews and McMeel, 1984
  • Two Weeks in the Midday Sun, A Cannes Notebook, Andrews and McMeel, 1987
  • Roger Ebert`s Movie Home Companion, Andrews and McMeel, 1985
  • The Perfect London Walk, Andrews McMeel Publishing, 1986 - written with Daniel Curley
  • Roger Ebert's Four Star Movie Guide, Andrews, McMeel & Parker, 1988
  • The Future of The Movies, Andrews McMeel Publishing, 1991 - written with Gene Siskel
  • Roger Ebert`s Video Companion, Andrews and McMeel, 1993
  • Behind the Phantom's Mask, Andrews McMeel Publishing, 1993
  • Roger Ebert's Book of Film, W. W. Norton & Company; 1st ed edition, 1996
  • Roger Ebert's Video Companion 1998, Andrews Mcmeel Pub; 13Rev Ed edition, 1997
  • Questions For The Movie Answer Man, Andrews McMeel Publishing, 1997
  • Ebert's Bigger Little Movie Glossary, Andrews McMeel Publishing, 1999
  • I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie, Andrews and McMeel, 2000
  • The Great Movies, Broadway, 2003
  • Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2004, Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2003
  • Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2005, Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2004
  • Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2006, Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2005
  • The Great Movies II, Broadway, 2005
  • Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2007, Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2006
  • Your Movie Sucks, Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2007
  • Awake in the Dark: The Best of Roger Ebert, University Of Chicago Press; Reprint edition, 2008
  • Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2009, Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2008
  • Roger Ebert's Four-Star Reviews 1967-2007, Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2008
  • Roger Eberts Movie Yearbook 2010, Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2009
  • The Pot and How to Use It: The Mystery and Romance of the Rice Cooker, Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2010
  • The Great Movies III, University Of Chicago Press, 2010
  • Life Itself: A Memoir, Grand Central Publishing, 2011
  • Horrible Experience of Unbearable Length: More Movies That Suck, Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2012


Selected Titles At Your Library

A kiss is still a kiss /
ISBN: 0836279573. OCLC Number:

Andrews, McMeel & Parker,. Kansas City :. 1984.

Two weeks in the midday sun :
ISBN: 0836279425. OCLC Number:

Andrews and McMeel,. Kansas City, Mo. :. ©1987.

Roger Ebert's movie home companion.
ISBN: 0836262433. OCLC Number:

Andrews and McMeel,. Kansas City :. ©1992.

Roger Ebert's video companion.
ISBN: 0836236882. OCLC Number:

Andrews McMeel Pub.,. Kansas City, MO :. ©1997.

The future of the movies :
ISBN: 0836262166. OCLC Number:

Andrews and McMeel,. Kansas City, Mo. :. ©1991.

Interviews & discussions of cinema craft with 3 influential American filmmakers: Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, & George Lucas.

I hated, hated, hated this movie /
ISBN: 0740706721. OCLC Number:

Andrews McMeel Pub.,. Kansas City :. ©2000.

Ebert's bigger little movie glossary :
ISBN: 0836282892. OCLC Number:

Andrews McMeel,. Kansas City, Mo. :. ©1999.

The popular film critic offers a compilation of witty and wise observations about the film lexicon, including & quot;Fruit Cart, & quot; a chase scene through an ethnic or foreign locale, or & quot;The Non-Answering Pet, & quot; referring to a dead pet in a horror movie.

The great movies /
ISBN: 0767910389. OCLC Number:

Broadway Books,. New York :. ©2002.

A collection of essays, drawn from film critic Roger Ebert's column "The Great Movies," in which he presents his critical appreciation for one hundred movies he judges to be among the best of all time.

The great movies II /
ISBN: 0767919505. OCLC Number:

Broadway Books,. New York :. 2005.

A new compilation of one hundred essays by the film critic presents his analyses of the films that epitomize the finest examples of cinematic art.

I hated, hated, hated this movie /
ISBN: 0740706721. OCLC Number:

Andrews McMeel Pub.,. Kansas City :. ©2000.

Roger Ebert's book of film /
ISBN: 0393040003. OCLC Number:

W.W. Norton,. New York :. ©1997.

Presenting a dazzling selection of writings from a century of film, including pieces by or about Humphrey Bogart, Orson Welles, James Dean, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ingmar Bergman, Marilyn Monroe, Gore Vidal, Charlie Chaplin, Terry McMillan, Tom Wolfe, Pauline Kael, Woody Allen, Akira Kurosawa, Raymond Chandler, Quentin Tarantino, W.C. Fields, S.J. Perelman, Andy Warhol, Nathanael West, John Wayne, Julia Phillips, Groucho Marx, Larry McMurtry, Franc̦ois Truffaut, and yes, Leo Tolstoy.

Questions for the movie answer man /
ISBN: 0836228944. OCLC Number:

Andrews McMeel Pub.,. Kansas City :. ©1997.

Behind the Phantom's mask :
ISBN: 0836280210. OCLC Number:

Andrews and McMeel,. Kansas City, Mo. :. ©1993.

Mason Devereaux, the once-great London actor, has hit the skids and clings to his job as an understudy for Phantom of the Opera. Then the Phantom is shot dead onstage.

The perfect London walk /
ISBN: 0836279298. OCLC Number:

Andrews, McMeel & Parker,. Kansas City [Mo.] :. ©1986.

Your movie sucks /
ISBN: 0740763660. OCLC Number:

Andrews McMeel Pub., LLC,. Kansas City, MO :. 2007.

Film critic Roger Ebert presents his reviews of over 150 early-twenty-first-century films he did not love, including "Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo," "Scary Movie 3," "Pearl Harbor," and "The Village."

Roger Ebert's movie yearbook 2010 /
ISBN: 0740785362. OCLC Number:

Andrews McMeel Pub.,. Kansas City, Mo. :. ©2010.

Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2010 is the ultimate source for movies, movie reviews, and much more. For nearly 25 years, Roger Ebert's annual collection has been recognized as the preeminent source for full-length critical movie reviews, and his 2010 yearbook does not disappoint. The yearbook includes every review Ebert has written from January 2007 to July 2009. It also includes interviews, essays, tributes, and all-new questions and answers from his Questions for the Movie Answer Man columns. Fans get a bonus feature, too, with new entries to Ebert's Little Movie Glossary. This is the must-have go-to guide for movie fanatics.

The pot and how to use it :
ISBN: 0740791427. OCLC Number:

Andrews McMeel,. Kansas City :. ©2010.

"In The Pot and How to Use It, Roger Ebert--Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic, admitted 'competent cook, ' and longtime electric rice cooker enthusiast--gives readers a charming, practical guide to this handy and often overlooked kitchen appliance"--Page 4 of cover.

The great movies III /
ISBN: 0226182088. OCLC Number:

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A new compilation of one hundred essays by the film critic presents his analyses of the films that epitomize the finest examples of cinematic art.

Life itself :
ISBN: 0446584975. OCLC Number:

Grand Central Pub.,. New York :. 2011.

The film critic best known for his "Chicago Sun-Times" reviews and his thirty years as co-host of "Siskel & Ebert at the Movies" describes his life and career, including his recovery from alcoholism and the complications from thyroid cancer treatment.

A horrible experience of unbearable length :
ISBN: 1449410251. OCLC Number:

Andrews McMeel,. Kansas City, Mo. :. ©2012.

Presents scathing reviews for over two hundred movies that the reviewer has given a rating of two stars or fewer since 2006.


Awards

Pulitzer Prize for distinguished criticism. Carl Sandburg Literary Award in 2011 from the Chicago Public Library