Roger Ebert's 'Great Movies' I Have On DVD

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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • All About Eve
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Blowup
  • Body Heat
  • Bonnie and Clyde
  • Bride of Frankenstein
  • Casablanca
  • Chinatown
  • Citizen Kane
  • Dracula
  • Dr Strangelove
  • Duck Soup
  • E.T.
  • Fargo
  • The Godfather
  • Gone with the Wind
  • A Hard Day's Night
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • JFK
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • Manhatten
  • Metropolis
  • My Darling Clementine
  • Network
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • Notorious
  • On the Waterfront
  • Peeping Tom
  • Psycho
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Red River
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • Singin' in the Rain
  • Some Like It Hot
  • Sweet Smell of Success
  • The Third Man
  • Vertigo
  • The Wild Bunch
Author Comments: 

I have acquired a copy of Roger Ebert's book The Great Movies, and I am buying as many of them as I can find for my dvd collection. There are essays on a hundred movies in the book and I will update this list as I buy new titles.

Ebert's essays are short but usually illuminating. He favours the 'auteur' theory, which is that the best movies are made under the artistic control of single individuals. Orson Welles and Stanley Kubrick are prime examples of auteur movie-makers. I agree with Ebert on this. He also has a soft spot for the 'film noir' movement which flourished in the forties but lives on in more recent movies such as Body Heat. I am less fond than Ebert of these.