Roger Ebert, longtime film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times, passed away at the age of 70 on Thursday, April 4. Mr. Ebert’s film reviews were considered by many to be the standard by which other reviews could be judged.
In addition to writing reviews for the Sun-Times, Mr. Ebert helped educate a generation of Americans about movies, especially with his television show Siskel & Ebert at the Movies, where which he conversed (and frequently argued–hilariously) with fellow film critic Gene Siskel.
Roger Ebert, his words and his personality, will be missed.
Should you wish to re-familiarize yourself with Mr. Ebert’s work, the Library can help you out. We have several books written by him, in addition to a documentary about the history of film criticism which features Mr. Ebert.
- The Great Movies
Call number: PN1994 .E23 2002 | Location: Library North 4
- The Great Movies II
Call number: PN1994 .E232 2005 | Location: Library North 4
- The Great Movies III
- Awake in the Dark: The Best of Roger Ebert: Forty Years of Reviews, Essays, and Interviews
Call number: PN1995 .E313 2006 | Location: Library North 4
- For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism [DVD]
Call number: Video DVD PN1995 .F66 2009 | Location: Library South 2