Monday, February 6, 2017

The Great Movies III by Roger Ebert

  • THE BOOK
    • The Great Movies III by Roger Ebert
    • Published October 15, 2010
    • Other works by author: film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times, co-host with Gene Siskel of "At the Movies" and author of several books of film criticism.

  • THE PREMISE
    • Another 100 movie essays that didn't make The Great Movies or The Great Movies II.
    • The essays are in alphabetical order and the author tells us in his introduction that these aren't a list of the third hundred best movies, just "a" list.
    • Here's the list:
      • 3 Women
      • Ace in the Hole
      • Adaptation
      • After Dark, My Sweet
      • After Hours
      • The Age of Innocence
      • Army of Shadows
      • Atlantic City
      • Au Revoir les Enfants
      • Babel
      • The Band Wagon
      • Baraka
      • The Battle of Algiers
      • Bergman’s trilogy Through a Glass Darkly
      • Bergman’s trilogy : Winter Light
      • Bergman’s trilogy The Silence
      • The Best Years of Our Lives
      • The Big Red One
      • Blade Runner: The Final Cut
      • Cabiria
      • Cat People (1942)
      • Chimes at Midnight
      • Chop Shop
      • Chuck Jones: 3 cartoons
      • Cool Hand Luke
      • Crimes and Misdemeanors
      • Crumb
      • Dark City
      • The Dead
      • Diva
      • Dog Day Afternoon
      • The Double Life of Veronique
      • Easy Rider
      • El Norte
      • El Topo
      • The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser
      • Exotica
      • Fanny and Alexander
      • Faust
      • Fitzcarraldo
      • Forbidden Games
      • The Godfather, Part II
      • The Great Dictator
      • Groundhog Day
      • Howards End
      • Inherit the Wind
      • Johnny Guitar
      • Juliet of the Spirits
      • Killer of Sheep
      • La Belle Noiseuse
      • L.A. Confidential
      • The Last Picture Show
      • Last Tango in Paris
      • The Last Temptation of Christ
      • Late Spring
      • Leolo
      • The Long Goodbye
      • Magnolia
      • The Marriage of Maria Braun
      • Mephisto
      • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
      • Mon Oncle Antoine
      • Moolaade
      • My Fair Lady
      • My Man Godfrey
      • Nanook of the North
      • Ordet
      • Out of the Past (1947)
      • Pan’s Labyrinth
      • Paths of Glory
      • The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
      • Pixote
      • Playtime
      • A Prairie Home Companion
      • Rebel Without a Cause
      • The Red Shoes
      • Ripley’s Game
      • The River (1951)
      • Rocco and His Brothers
      • Safety Last
      • Samurai Rebellion
      • Sansho the Bailiff
      • Santa Sangre
      • The Scarlet Empress
      • Secrets & Lies
      • The Shining
      • The Terrorist
      • The Thief of Baghdad (1940)
      • Top Hat
      • Triumph of the Will
      • Vengeance is Mine
      • Waking Life
      • Werkmeister Harmonies
      • Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
      • Withnail & I
      • A Woman’s Tale
      • Woodstock
      • WR – Mysteries of the Organism
      • A Year of the Quiet Sun
      • Yojimbo

  • MY THOUGHTS
    • I have seen a total of 21. And I could have lived happily without watching "Last Tango in Paris". Blurgh.
      • I saw 30 of the films in The Great Movies II.
    • And I read a lot about film history and I have never heard of a bunch of these, mainly the foreign films. 
      • I hadn't heard of just over 30 of these movies! This lessened my enthusiasm while reading and is the reason why this book has a lower star rating.
      • I am reasonably knowledgeable about American film and some British film but a total ignoramus on foreign film apparently. If I was in my 20s I might feel the need to rectify this but now, in my 50s, I am at peace with all the movies I'll never get around to watching! 
    • Recommended for film buffs, foreign film fans and Roger Ebert fans.
    • ★ ★ 

1 comment:

  1. Two, plus I have seen some of Chuck Jones' cartoons. I am most concerned about Killer of Sheep.

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