Submitted by Trixie on Thu, 04/04/2013 - 8:10pm
Today, at the age of 70, Roger Ebert passed away after a long battle with cancer. Ebert reviewed movies for the Chicago Sun-Times for 46 years and on TV for 31 years. Not only revered and respected in his hometown of Chicago, he was the first critic to win a Pulitzer Prize and be awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He even received a special achievement "Person of the Year" Webby Award in 2010 . Many know him from his and Gene Siskel's show At the Movies. Ebert wrote 17 books in total - not just collections of reviews, but also, a novel and a cookbook! He even wrote a few screenplays.
(Source: Chicago Sun-Times)
His keen eye, knowledge and wit will certainly be missed by moviegoers. Honor this Illinois native, influential film critic by checking out one of the books he wrote.
Life Itself: A Memoir (2011)
Ebert reflects on his life and career in this memoir.
A collection of Ebert's reviews originally published in the Chicago Sun-Times for the past 30 months.
Scorsese by Ebert (2008)
A chronicle of Scorsese's feature films, this book collects eleven interviews of an acclaimed director by a prominent film critic.
For more information about Roger Ebert, check out his website.
Sat, 05/04/2013 - 5:19pm