After the long battle against cancer, Roger Ebert has died on Thursday at the age of 70. He was working as film critic in Chicago Sun Time from 1967 until his death. He was the first ever critic who happened to earn Pulitzer Prize for Criticism.
No doubt, his critics helped plenty of film directors to earn millions of dollars. Spike Lee, Werner Herzog, and Martin Scorsese are worth citing examples. He had written more than 20 books on film reviews and his style of writing the review was very different. Once he wrote as “I hated, hated, and hated this movie”.
Prior to his death, a British based Institute polled international critics to choose their top 10 movies and Ebert had submitted his selections.
Here are the top 10 greatest movies of Roger Ebert:
1. “Aguirre, Wrath of God” (1972), directed by Werner Herzog
2. “Apocalypse Now” (1979) directed by Francis Ford Coppola
3. “Citizen Kane” (1941) directed by Orson Welles
4. “La Dolce Vita” (1960) directed by Federico Fellini
5. “The General” (1927) directed by Buster Keaton
6. “Raging Bull” (1980) directed by Martin Scorsese
7. “Tokyo Story” (1953) directed by Yasujiro Ozu
8. “The Tree of Life” (2011) directed by Terrence Malick
9. “2001: A Space Odyssey” (1968) directed by Stanley Kubrick
10. “Vertigo” (1958) directed by Alfred Hitchcock