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By Roger Ebert

America’s so much depended on and best-known movie critic Roger Ebert provides 100 incredible essays on the superior video clips ever made. 

For the previous 5 years Roger Ebert, the famed movie author and critic, has been writing biweekly essays for a characteristic referred to as "The nice Movies," during which he bargains a clean and fervent appreciation of a superb movie. The nice Movies collects 100 of those essays, each of them a gem of severe appreciation and an amalgam of affection, research, and historical past that might ship readers again to that movie with a clean set of eyes and renewed enthusiasm–or maybe to an avid first-time viewing. Ebert’s choices variety generally throughout genres, sessions, and nationalities, and from the top achievements in movie paintings to justly liked and wildly profitable well known entertainments. Roger Ebert manages in those essays to mix a very populist appreciation for our most crucial kind of renowned paintings with a scholar’s erudition and intensity of information and a convinced aesthetic feel. splendidly more desirable via stills chosen by way of Mary Corliss, movie curator on the Museum of contemporary artwork, The nice video clips is a treasure trove for movie fanatics of all persuasions, an unequalled advisor for audience, and a ebook to come to back and again.

The nice Movies contains: All approximately Eve • Bonnie and Clyde • Casablanca • Citizen Kane • The Godfather • Jaws • l. a. Dolce Vita • city • at the Waterfront • Psycho • The 7th Seal • candy odor of luck • Taxi driving force • The 3rd guy • The Wizard of Oz • and eighty-five extra films.

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Xv nonetheless and relocating by way of Mary Corliss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxi 2001: an area Odyssey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 The four hundred Blows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 81⁄2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Aguirre, the Wrath of God . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Ali: worry Eats the Soul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 All approximately Eve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 The condominium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Apocalypse Now . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 The Apu Trilogy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . forty three Battleship Potemkin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . forty eight good looks and the Beast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . fifty three Belle de Jour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . fifty eight Contents The Bicycle Thief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . sixty three the large Sleep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . sixty eight Blowup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . seventy four physique warmth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . seventy nine Bonnie and Clyde . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . eighty four Bride of Frankenstein . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 damaged Blossoms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ninety four Casablanca . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ninety nine Chinatown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Citizen Kane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 urban lighting fixtures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Days of Heaven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 The Decalogue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Detour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Do the fitting factor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 Double Indemnity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 Dracula . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 Dr. Strangelove . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 Duck Soup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 E. T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164 The Exterminating Angel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169 Fargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174 Floating Weeds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179 Gates of Heaven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184 xi the final. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189 The Godfather. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194 long past with the Wind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199 Grand phantasm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204 Greed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209 a difficult Day’s evening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214 Hoop goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219 Ikiru . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224 It’s a superb lifestyles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229 JFK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234 los angeles Dolce Vita . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239 the woman Eve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244 final 12 months at Marienbad .

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