We Need Diverse Ya Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Lists | June 22, 2015

    Stephen Jarvis: IMG Robert Seymour — 13 Pictures



    1. Self-Portrait. My new novel, Death and Mr. Pickwick, tells the story of the origins of Charles Dickens's first novel, The Pickwick Papers. Its... Continue »
    1. $21.00 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      Death and Mr. Pickwick

      Stephen Jarvis 9780374139667

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$10.00
List price: $18.00
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
5 Partner Warehouse General- General

More copies of this ISBN

This title in other editions

Awake in the Dark: the Best of Roger Ebert (06 Edition)

by

Awake in the Dark: the Best of Roger Ebert (06 Edition) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Please note that used books may not include additional media (study guides, CDs, DVDs, solutions manuals, etc.) as described in the publisher comments.

Publisher Comments:

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, includingactors 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.

Synopsis:

Roger Ebert has been writing film reviews for the Chicago Sun-Times for over forty years. In fact, no critic alive has reviewed more movies than he has. 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 Eberts work. The reviews, interviews, and essays collected here present a picture of his 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.

            In addition, 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 screens most respected personalities, including actors as diverse as Robert Mitchum, James Stewart, Warren Beatty, and Meryl Streep.

           Americas most celebrated film critic, Ebert is a writer whose exceptional intelligence and bursts of insight have shaped the way we think about the movies. Awake in the Dark 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.

          “As film criticism becomes more marginalized, Ebert may come to be seen as the last of a kind—the critic who actually has the power to influence a national audience.”—Booklist

            “[Ebert's] writing is top-notch. In Awake in the Dark, Ebert has produced his most personal collection of reviews, essays, and interviews, providing insights into the man as much as the movies he loves. . . . This volume contains some of Ebert's most exciting writing.”—Gary Kramer, Filmbill

About the Author

Roger Ebert is the Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic of the Chicago Sun-Times and has cohosted a weekly movie review program on television since 1975, first with Gene Siskel and since 2000 with Richard Roeper. He is the author of numerous books on film, including The Great Movies, The Great Movies II, and Roger Eberts Movie Yearbook.

Table of Contents

&&LDIV&&RForeword, by David Bordwell&&LBR&&RIntroduction      &&LBR&&RPrologue: Death of a Dream Palace       &&LBR&&R&&Li&&RLa Dolce Vita&&L/i&&R&&LBR&&R &&LBR&&R&&Lb&&RPart 1&&L/b&&R&&LBR&&RInterviews and Profiles&&LBR&&RIntroduction      &&LBR&&RWarren Beatty  &&LBR&&RJames Stewart  &&LBR&&RRobert Mitchum&&Li&&R           &&L/i&&R&&LBR&&RMitch and Jimmy: Some Thoughts         &&LBR&&RLee Marvin&&Li&&R       &&L/i&&R&&LBR&&RIngmar Bergman           &&LBR&&RMartin Scorsese and Paul Schrader       &&LBR&&RRobert Altman  &&LBR&&RWerner Herzog &&LBR&&RMeryl Streep    &&LBR&&RWoody Allen    &&LBR&&RSpike Lee         &&LBR&&RTom Hanks      &&LBR&&RErrol Morris     &&LBR&&RSteven Spielberg           &&LBR&&R &&LBR&&R&&Lb&&RPart 2&&L/b&&R&&LBR&&RThe Best&&LBR&&RIntroduction      &&LBR&&R1967:    &&Li&&RBonnie and &&L/i&&R&&Li&&RClyde&&L/i&&R        &&Li&&R&&L/i&&R&&LBR&&R1968:    &&Li&&RThe &&L/i&&R&&Li&&RBattle&&L/i&&R&&Li&&R of &&L/i&&R&&Li&&RAlgiers&&L/i&&R   &&LBR&&R1969:    &&Li&&RZ&&L/i&&R          &&Li&&R&&L/i&&R&&LBR&&R1970:    &&Li&&RFive Easy Pieces&&L/i&&R         &&Li&&R&&L/i&&R&&LBR&&R1971:    &&Li&&RThe Last Picture Show&&L/i&&R            &&Li&&R&&L/i&&R&&LBR&&R1972:    &&Li&&RThe Godfather&&L/i&&R            &&Li&&R&&L/i&&R&&LBR&&R1973:    &&Li&&RCries and Whispers&&L/i&&R     &&LBR&&R1974:    &&Li&&RScenes from a Marriage&&L/i&&R          &&Li&&R&&L/i&&R&&LBR&&R1975:    &&Li&&RNashville&&L/i&&R         &&Li&&R&&L/i&&R&&LBR&&R1976:    &&Li&&RSmall Change&&L/i&&R  &&Li&&R&&L/i&&R&&LBR&&R1977:    &&Li&&R3 Women&&L/i&&R         &&Li&&R&&L/i&&R&&LBR&&R1978:    &&Li&&RAn Unmarried Woman&&L/i&&R            &&LBR&&R1979:    &&Li&&RApocalypse Now&&L/i&&R         &&Li&&R&&L/i&&R&&LBR&&R1980:    &&Li&&RThe Black Stallion&&L/i&&R       &&LBR&&R1981:    &&Li&&RMy Dinner with Andre&&L/i&&R            &&Li&&R&&L/i&&R&&LBR&&R1982:    &&Li&&RSophie’s Choice&&L/i&&R          &&Li&&R&&L/i&&R&&LBR&&R1983:    &&Li&&RThe Right Stuff&&L/i&&R            &&Li&&R&&L/i&&R&&LBR&&R1984:    &&Li&&RAmadeus&&L/i&&R         &&Li&&R&&L/i&&R&&LBR&&R1985:    &&Li&&RThe Color Purple&&L/i&&R        &&Li&&R&&L/i&&R&&LBR&&R1986:    &&Li&&RPlatoon&&L/i&&R           &&Li&&R&&L/i&&R&&LBR&&R1987:    &&Li&&RHouse of Games&&L/i&&R          &&Li&&R&&L/i&&R&&LBR&&R1988:    &&Li&&RMississippi&&L/i&&R&&Li&&R Burning&&L/i&&R     &&Li&&R&&L/i&&R&&LBR&&R1989:    &&Li&&RDo the Right Thing&&L/i&&R      &&LBR&&R1990:    &&Li&&RGoodFellas&&L/i&&R     &&Li&&R&&L/i&&R&&LBR&&R1991:    &&Li&&RJFK&&L/i&&R     &&Li&&R&&L/i&&R&&LBR&&R1992:    &&Li&&RMalcolm X&&L/i&&R       &&Li&&R&&L/i&&R&&LBR&&R1993:    &&Li&&RSchindler’s List&&L/i&&R           &&Li&&R&&L/i&&R&&LBR&&R1994:    &&Li&&RHoop Dreams&&L/i&&R  &&LBR&&R1995:    &&Li&&RLeaving &&L/i&&R&&Li&&RLas Vegas&&L/i&&R      &&LBR&&R1996:    &&Li&&RFargo&&L/i&&R  &&Li&&R&&L/i&&R&&LBR&&R1997:    &&Li&&REve’s Bayou&&L/i&&R    &&Li&&R&&L/i&&R&&LBR&&R1998:    &&Li&&RDark&&L/i&&R&&Li&&R &&L/i&&R&&Li&&RCity&&L/i&&R        &&Li&&R&&L/i&&R&&LBR&&R1999:    &&Li&&RBeing John Malkovich&&L/i&&R            &&LBR&&R2000:     &&Li&&RAlmost Famous&&L/i&&R           &&LBR&&R2001:    &&Li&&RMonster’s Ball&&L/i&&R &&Li&&R&&L/i&&R&&LBR&&R2002:    &&Li&&RMinority Report&&L/i&&R           &&Li&&R&&L/i&&R&&LBR&&R2003:    &&Li&&RMonster&&L/i&&R           &&LBR&&R2004:    &&Li&&RMillion Dollar Baby&&L/i&&R     &&Li&&R&&L/i&&R&&LBR&&R&&Li&&R2005&&L/i&&R:    &&Li&&RCrash&&L/i&&R  &&Li&&R&&L/i&&R&&LBR&&R &&LBR&&R&&Lb&&RPart 3&&L/b&&R&&LBR&&RForeign Films&&LBR&&RIntroduction      &&LBR&&R&&Li&&RTokyo&&L/i&&R&&Li&&R Story     &&L/i&&R&&LBR&&R&&Li&&RThe Music Room         &&L/i&&R&&LBR&&R&&Li&&RAu Hasard Balthazar  &&L/i&&R&&LBR&&R&&Li&&RBelle de Jour   &&L/i&&R&&LBR&&R&&Li&&RThe Wild Child            &&L/i&&R&&LBR&&R&&Li&&RClaire’s Knee  &&L/i&&R&&LBR&&R&&Li&&RLast Tango in &&L/i&&R&&Li&&RParis&&L/i&&R&&Li&&R    &&L/i&&R&&LBR&&R&&Li&&RFellini’s Roma &&L/i&&R&&LBR&&R&&Li&&RStroszek           &&L/i&&R&&LBR&&R&&Li&&RThe Marriage of Maria Braun            &&L/i&&R&&LBR&&R&&Li&&RWings of Desire           &&L/i&&R&&LBR&&R&&Li&&RRaise the Red Lantern &&L/i&&R&&LBR&&R&&Li&&RThe Scent of Green Papaya    &&L/i&&R&&LBR&&R&&Li&&RSpirited Away  &&L/i&&R&&LBR&&R&&Li&&RCity of &&L/i&&R&&Li&&RGod&&L/i&&R&&Li&&R     &&L/i&&R&&LBR&&R &&LBR&&R&&Lb&&RPart 4&&L/b&&R&&LBR&&RDocumentaries&&LBR&&RIntroduction      &&LBR&&R&&Li&&RWoodstock&&L/i&&R&&Li&&R      &&L/i&&R&&LBR&&R&&Li&&RHarlan&&L/i&&R&&Li&&R &&L/i&&R&&Li&&RCounty&&L/i&&R&&Li&&R, &&L/i&&R&&Li&&RU.S.A.&&L/i&&R&&Li&&R            &&L/i&&R&&LBR&&R&&Li&&RGates of Heaven         &&L/i&&R&&LBR&&R&&Li&&RSay Amen, Somebody  &&L/i&&R&&LBR&&RThe "Up" Movies         &&LBR&&R&&Li&&R28 Up              &&L/i&&R&&LBR&&R&&Li&&R35 Up              &&L/i&&R&&LBR&&R&&Li&&R42 Up              &&L/i&&R&&LBR&&R&&Li&&RShoah              &&L/i&&R&&LBR&&R&&Li&&RDear &&L/i&&R&&Li&&RAmerica&&L/i&&R&&Li&&R: Letters Home from &&L/i&&R&&Li&&RVietnam&&L/i&&R&&Li&&R  &&L/i&&R

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226182018
Author:
Ebert, Roger
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Foreword by:
Bordwell, David
Foreword:
Bordwell, David
Author:
Bordwell, David
Subject:
Mass media
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Mass Media - General
Subject:
Film & Video - Guides & Reviews
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Film and Television-Film Guides
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Critics
Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Film Guides
Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » General
Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » History and Criticism

Awake in the Dark: the Best of Roger Ebert (06 Edition) Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$10.00 In Stock
Product details 512 pages University of Chicago Press - English 9780226182018 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
Roger Ebert has been writing film reviews for the Chicago Sun-Times for over forty years. In fact, no critic alive has reviewed more movies than he has. 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 Eberts work. The reviews, interviews, and essays collected here present a picture of his 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.

            In addition, 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 screens most respected personalities, including actors as diverse as Robert Mitchum, James Stewart, Warren Beatty, and Meryl Streep.

           Americas most celebrated film critic, Ebert is a writer whose exceptional intelligence and bursts of insight have shaped the way we think about the movies. Awake in the Dark 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.

          “As film criticism becomes more marginalized, Ebert may come to be seen as the last of a kind—the critic who actually has the power to influence a national audience.”—Booklist

            “[Ebert's] writing is top-notch. In Awake in the Dark, Ebert has produced his most personal collection of reviews, essays, and interviews, providing insights into the man as much as the movies he loves. . . . This volume contains some of Ebert's most exciting writing.”—Gary Kramer, Filmbill

spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.