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

Author: Roger Ebert
ISBN #: 0393040003
Price: $15.00
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Co.
Publisher Location: New York
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: near fine
Edition: First edition
Pub Date: 1996
First printing, full number line. A generation of movie-goers went to a film because Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel said that it was worth it. Hard to believe that its been more than five years since Roger has been gone, twenty for Gene and twenty two since this book's publication. "No, it's not a collection of the film critic's musings but a revival of a long dormant genre: the anthology of writing about film. Ebert arranges over 100 pieces many of them book excerpts into categories (Movie Stars, The Business, Early Days, Genres, etc.) and provides a brief introduction to each. The range is astonishing, from H.L. Mencken writing about Valentino to an excerpt from a web site devoted to Quentin Tarantino. Even novels that capture the moviegoing experience of the movie business have been excerpted. It's a first-rate collection that will stimulate interest in both the movies mentioned and the authors anthologized."--Thomas J. Wiener for the Library Journal. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!