Roger Ebert is the Pulitzer Prize - winning film critic of the Chicago Sun-Times. He is the author of numerous books on film, including The Great Movies, The Great Movies II, Awake in the Dark: The Best of Roger Ebert, and Scorsese by Ebert, the latter two titles published by the University of Chicago Press.
"Roger Ebert's take-no-prisoners essays packed with insidery insights will send movie lovers back to the sofa for a second look at old favorites like Cool Hand Luke and My Fair Lady while introducing more offbeat picks like Sansho the Bailiff and Pixote." (Parade) "Ebert offers informed critical appraisals, as well as background on the movie's making and significance, that make these pieces rewarding for film buffs and ideal introductions for first-time viewers." (Booklist) "No one has done as much as Ebert to connect the creators of movies with their consumers. He has immense power, and he's used it for good, as an apostle of the cinema." (Richard Corliss, Time)"