Roger Ebert's Book of Film: From Tolstoy to Tarantino, the Finest Writing From a Century of Film

By Roger Ebert

Thumbs up for the main lavish and unique anthology of writing on movie ever, assembled by way of America's top identified and so much depended on motion picture critic. If going to the flicks has been the 20th century's preferred resource of inventive excitement, interpreting in regards to the video clips is probably not a long way behind.

For this scrumptious, instructive, and greatly stress-free anthology, Roger Ebert has chosen and brought a global treasury of greater than a hundred decisions that contact on each element of filmmaking and filmgoing. listed here are the celebs (Truman Capote on Marilyn Monroe, Joan Didion on John Wayne, Tom Wolfe on Cary provide, Lauren Bacall on herself), the administrators (John Houseman on Orson Welles, Kenneth Tynan on Mel Brooks, John Huston on himself), the makers and shakers (producer Julia Phillips, tycoon Daryll F. Zanuck, stuntman Joe Bonomo), and the critics and theorists (Pauline Kael, Graham Greene, Andrew Sarris, Susan Sontag). right here besides are the novelists who've indelibly captured the adventure of moviegoing in our lives (Walker Percy, James Agee, Larry McMurtry) and the tradition of the motion picture company (F. Scott Fitzgerald, Budd Schulberg, Nathanael West). here's a booklet to wander off in and go back to time and time againat as soon as a historical past, an anatomy, and a loving appreciation of the significant paintings type of our time.

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