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Roger Ebert wrote the first film review that director Martin Scorsese ever received—for 1967s I Call First, later renamed Whos That Knocking at My Door—creating a lasting bond that made him one of Scorseses most appreciative and perceptive commentators. Scorsese by Ebert offers the first record of Americas most respected film critics engagement with the works of Americas greatest living director, chronicling every single feature film in Scorseses 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 Scorseses own insights on both his accomplishments and disappointments. Ebert has also written and included six new reconsiderations of the directors 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. Eberts 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



About the Author

Roger Ebert is the Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic of the Chicago Sun-Times. Starting in 1975, he cohosted a long-running weekly movie review program on television, first with Gene Siskel and then with Richard Roeper. He is the author of numerous books on film, including The Great Movies, The Great Movies II, and Awake in the Dark: The Best of Roger Ebert, the last published by the University of Chicago Press.





Table of Contents

Foreword, by Martin Scorsese

Part 1: Beginning

            I Call First

            Whos That Knocking at My Door


            Woodstock: An Interview with Martin Scorsese & Company

            Boxcar Bertha
            Mean Streets
            Alice Doesnt Live Here Anymore
            Taxi Driver

            An Interview with Martin Scorsese and Paul Schrader

            New York, New York


            The Last Waltz
Part 2: Achieving
            Raging Bull
            The King of Comedy

            Scorsese: King of Romantic Pain


            After Hours


            The Color of Money

            The Last Temptation of Christ

            Scorseses Last Temptation
            New York Stories: “Life Lessons”
            Martin Scorsese and His “New York” Story

Part 3: Establishing

            Why GoodFellas was the Best Film of 1990
            Cape Fear
            The Age of Innocence
            The Innocence of Martin Scorsese
            De Niro, Pesci, Scorsese Tell a Shocking Mob Story in Casino
Part 4: Reflecting
            Wexner Center for the Arts Interview

Part 5: Venturing

            Scorsese Learns from Those Who Went before Him
            Bringing Out the Dead
            Bringing Out Scorsese
            Gangs of New York
            Gangs All Here for Scorsese

            The Aviator

            Howard's End: Scorsese and the Aviator

            No Direction Home: Bob Dylan

            The Departed

            Shine a Light

Part 6: Masterpieces


            Mean Streets

            Taxi Driver

            Raging Bull


            The Age of Innocence


Product Details

Ebert, Roger
University of Chicago Press
Foreword by:
Scorsese, Martin
Scorsese, Martin
Scorsese, Martin
Film & Video - Direction & Production
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Individual Director
Film - History & Criticism
Film and Television-History and Criticism
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9 x 6 in

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