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Roger Joseph Ebert

Born: 1942 in Urbana, Illinois
Died: 2013 in Chicago, Illinois

Pen Name: Roger Ebert

Connection to Illinois: Ebert was born in Urbana and lived in Chicago most of his adult life.

Biography: 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.

  • -- Pulitzer Prize for distinguished criticism
  • -- Carl Sandburg Literary Award, Chicago Public Library, 2011
  • -- Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, 2016

Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers


Selected Titles

A horrible experience of unbearable length :
ISBN: 1449410251 OCLC: 741548300

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.

A kiss is still a kiss /
ISBN: 0836279573 OCLC: 11091337

Andrews, McMeel & Parker, Kansas City : 1984.

Behind the Phantom's mask :
ISBN: 0836280210 OCLC: 27937598

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.

Ebert's bigger little movie glossary :
ISBN: 0836282892 OCLC: 829154479

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.

I hated, hated, hated this movie /
ISBN: 0740706721 OCLC: 43684693

Andrews McMeel Pub., Kansas City : ©2000.

Life itself :
ISBN: 0446584975 OCLC: 707964522

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.

Questions for the movie answer man /
ISBN: 0836228944 OCLC: 36387133

Andrews McMeel Pub., Kansas City : ©1997.

Roger Ebert's book of film /
ISBN: 0393040003 OCLC: 34515760

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.

Roger Ebert's movie home companion.
ISBN: 0836262433 OCLC: 27015659

Andrews and McMeel, Kansas City : ©1992.

Roger Ebert's movie yearbook 2010 /
ISBN: 0740785362 OCLC: 793519769

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.

Roger Ebert's video companion.
ISBN: 0836236882 OCLC: 38088084

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

The best American movie writing, 1999
ISBN: 0312244932 OCLC: 42846524

St. Martin's Griffin, New York : ©1999.

The great movies /
ISBN: 0767910389 OCLC: 47989891

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: 55960916

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.

The great movies III /
ISBN: 0226182088 OCLC: 542321839

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.

The perfect London walk /
ISBN: 0836279298 OCLC: 13156939

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

The pot and how to use it :
ISBN: 0740791427 OCLC: 449846539

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.

Two weeks in the midday sun :
ISBN: 0836279425 OCLC: 16679215

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

Your movie sucks /
ISBN: 0740763660 OCLC: 123281022

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."