Film and Media, Reviews

Review: Ebert, Awake in the Dark

jacket imageThe December 24 issue of the Denver Post ran a review by Stephen Rosen comparing and contrasting several of this year’s top titles in books about the cinema. In the review, Rosen covers several of Ebert’s guides and essay collections but reserves special praise for Awake in the Dark: The Best of Roger Ebert. Rosen remarks:

While the ailing Roger Ebert has been able to publish his annual paper-bound Roger Ebert’s Movie Yearbook 2007, the best addition to his many titles is the new hardbound Awake in the Dark: The Best of Roger Ebert, which contains selected writings from the past 40 years of his Pulitzer Prize-winning work.

And indeed, with Awake in the Dark, both fans and film buffs can finally bask in the best of Ebert. The reviews, interviews, and essays collected here present a complete picture of this indispensable critic’s important contributions to the cinema and cinephilia. Thus Awake in the Dark is a must-have for anyone desiring a fascinating (and compulsively readable) chronicle of film since the late 1960s.