A thorough and thoroughly conventional, look at the first astronaut to set foot on the moon.
Roger Ebert became film critic of the Chicago Sun-Times in 1967. He is the only film critic with a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame and was named honorary life member of the Directors' Guild of America. He won the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Screenwriters' Guild, and honorary degrees from the American Film Institute and the University of Colorado at Boulder.
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Matt Zoller Seitz is the Editor at Large of RogerEbert.com, TV critic for New York Magazine, the creator of many video essays about film history and style, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in criticism, and the author of The Wes Anderson Collection. His writing on film and TV has appeared in The New York Times, Salon, New York Press, The Star-Ledger and Dallas Observer. (Banner illustration by Max Dalton)
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An article about the Rare Book & Manuscript Library exhibit, “Writers & Their Tools: Parchment-Paper-Processors,” running through Friday, August 30th, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
A video essay about Mortal Engines, as part of Scout Tafoya's ongoing video essay series on maligned masterpieces.
A video featuring Chicago City Council declaring Friday, July 12th, 2005, as Roger Ebert Day in Chicago.
The writers at RogerEbert.com share their favorite moon-related songs, movies and events to celebrate the 50th anniversary of man's walk on the moon.