By Roger Ebert
Carrying on with the pitch-perfect reviews began in The nice Movies, Roger Ebert's The nice video clips II collects a hundred extra essays, each of them a gem of severe appreciation and an amalgam of affection, research, and background that would ship readers again to movies with a clean set of eyes and renewed enthusiasm—or possibly to an avid first-time viewing. Neither a snob nor a shill, Ebert manages in those essays to mix a really populist appreciation for cutting-edge most vital kind of well known artwork with a scholar's erudition and intensity of information and a convinced aesthetic feel. once more splendidly more desirable by way of stills chosen via Mary Corliss, former movie curator on the Museum of recent artwork, The nice videos II is a treasure trove for movie fans of all persuasions, an unequalled consultant for audience, and a ebook to come back to back and again.
Films featured in The nice video clips II
12 indignant males · The Adventures of Robin Hood · Alien · Amadeus · Amarcord · Annie corridor · Au Hasard, Balthazar · The financial institution Dick · Beat the satan · Being There · the large warmth · The delivery of a kingdom · The Blue Kite · Bob le Flambeur · Breathless · The Bridge at the River Kwai · carry Me the pinnacle of Alfredo García · Buster Keaton · young ones of Paradise · A Christmas tale · the colour crimson · The dialog · Cries and Whispers · The Discreet allure of the Bourgeoisie · Don’t glance Now · The rings of Madame de . . . · the autumn of the home of Usher · The Firemen’s Ball · 5 effortless items · Goldfinger · the nice, the undesirable and the grotesque · Goodfellas · The Gospel in keeping with Matthew · The Grapes of Wrath · Grave of the Fireflies · nice expectancies · condominium of video games · The Hustler · In chilly Blood · Jaws · Jules and Jim · Kieslowski’s 3 shades Trilogy · type Hearts and Coronets · King Kong · The final snort · Laura · Leaving Las Vegas · Le Boucher · The Leopard · The lifestyles and loss of life of Colonel Blimp · The Manchurian Candidate · the fellow Who Laughs · suggest Streets · Mon Oncle · Moonstruck · The track Room · My Dinner with Andre · My Neighbor Totoro · Nights of Cabiria · One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest · Orpheus · Paris, Texas · Patton · Picnic at putting Rock · Planes, Trains and autos · The manufacturers · Raiders of the misplaced Ark · elevate the crimson Lantern · Ran · Rashomon · Rear Window · Rififi · the correct Stuff · Romeo and Juliet · the foundations of the sport · Saturday evening Fever · Say whatever · Scarface · The Searchers · Shane · Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs · Solaris · Strangers on a educate · Stroszek · A Sunday within the kingdom · dawn · A story of iciness · the skinny guy · this can be Spinal faucet ·Tokyo tale · Touchez Pas au Grisbi · contact of Evil · The Treasure of the Sierra Madre · Ugetsu · Umberto D · Unforgiven · sufferer · Walkabout · West aspect tale · Yankee Doodle Dandy
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Amateurs within the complete French that means of the note: motion picture enthusiasts who turn into motion picture specialists. Discoveries in literature, paintings heritage, and archaeology are usually made through pros, approved students. movie archaeologists are a fluctuate- ... xxi ent breed. frequently they begun, just like the remainder of us, as starstruck enthusiasts. they could by no means have taken a graduate measure or perhaps a movie direction. as an alternative, they schooled themselves within the unofficial collage of hour of darkness matinees and picture magazines. They scoured the dusty stacks of libraries and the corners in their kin' attics. storage revenues have been their box journeys. From early life, an advert hoc student is blessed with the impulse to assemble, the intelligence to collate, the devotion to show a fan's fancy right into a heroic challenge. That project is to maintain movie, movie stills, and picture posters in any way worthy and to percentage them with the realm. they're the savers and saviors of cinema's legacy. we'd now not have any such determined desire for those advert hoc students if the studios that made and owned previous motion pictures had famous their monetary and moral legal responsibility to maintain them. yet Hollywood had not more curiosity in protecting what it produced than Procter & Gamble had in storing stale cans of Pringles. Few of the studios troubled to avoid wasting their movies and different invaluable artifacts. And if precious fabric used to be kept, it was once frequently neglected. In 1977 Carlos and that i went to la to organize a MoMA exhibition at the artwork of the Hollywood artwork director. coming into the David zero. Selznick assortment looking for sketches from long past With the Wind and Rebecca, we stumbled on where suffering from artwork that are supposed to were on a mu- seum wall, now not a warehouse ground. If the studio executives did not discover the price of the gemstones that they had mined, the creditors did. Our figuring out of this wondrous medium will be a long way narrower if it weren't for the likes of William okay. Everson and Kevin Brownlow, David Shepard and John Kobal, Carlos and Howard and Ron. they're the sense of right and wrong and the reminiscence of the movie undefined. now and then, they'd to hire guerrilla strategies to rescue movie heritage from the dumpster. within the Sixties an individual within the big apple place of work of Paramount photos ordered that the studio's cache of motion picture stills be thrown out. thankfully, a tender Canadian named John Kobal was once there to avoid wasting those treasures. Alerted by means of William Kenly, a Paramount staffer who shared Kobal's love offilm,John used to be within the hack alley, carting away within the nick of time a part century of indelible pictures. From this and different righteous raids, John equipped the popular Kobal assortment, which is still, 13 years after its founder's loss of life, an outstanding photographic source. Everson used to be a London boy who used to be afflicted with movie-love as a THE struggle FOR protection child. As an grownup in long island, he shared with cinema fans within the prevideo days the sixteen-millimeter prints he had got of infrequent outdated videos with screenings at his domestic and on the New tuition. He later used his huge, immense assortment as a foundation for the movie historical past classes he taught at ny college.