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on November 11, 2008
This book includes Ebert's reviews of Scorsese's films, more recent reconsiderations of some of the movies, and transcripts of interviews with Scorsese. All of this material is interesting, thoughtful and thought-provoking, and well written. However, the book has been padded with "introduction" chapters that tell you exactly what you'll find in the reviews and reconsiderations, sometimes using almost exactly the same words. This is unfortunate because in effect you will have already read what follows before you read it.

If you haven't seen all of Scorsese's movies, it might lead you to seek out the ones you haven't seen. If you have, it might lead you to follow in Ebert's footsteps and "reconsider" them by watching some of them again.
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on October 28, 2008
As much as Roger Ebert clearly loves the films of Scorsese, he is able to remain objective in his criticism. His writing is easy to read, like talking to a friend. He is able to highlight a theme through all of the films of Scorsese, as a true admirer of movies and their makers. For any fans of Roger Ebert and/or Martin Scorses, this book is wonderful.
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on May 7, 2009
Scorsese by Ebert

There's not a lot of new writing in this book, which is mostly a
collection of reviews that film critic Roger Ebert has done of movies
directed by Martin Scorsese. But that doesn't mean it's not worth
reading. Ebert is an exceptional writer, even if I don't always agree
with his taste in movies. Reading Ebert's reviews is like listening
to a friend and fellow movie fan discuss what's good and what's not.
He can, like most critics, get too involved in the art of filmmaking
or the technique of shooting a movie, rather than just telling you
whether it's worth seeing or not. But, even in those cases, the
quality of the writing shines through. Ebert is wrong when he says
that "The KIng of Comedy" is not a good film, while later on praising
"The Departed," an overlong movie about corruption in the Boston
Police Department. But part of the enjoyment -- especially if you
have seen the films -- is hearing both Ebert and Scorsese talk about
them and about their relative merits. I give it a definite thumbs up.
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on April 24, 2011
As a lifelong film buff, and an Italian-American, I am drawn to both these talented individuals, appreciate the works of both, and deeply enjoy the insights into Martin Scorsese provided by Roger Ebert. A fascinating educational experience that encourages me to re-read, re-watch, re-visit these masterpieces. Learning something new, each time!
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on October 30, 2011
This book is filled with insightful and well thought out comments by film critic Roger Ebert, but the real thrills are the revelations revealed to him, and in turn revealed to us, by Mr. Scorsese. I won't give away the things that I found exciting, but it is obvious that Mr. Scorsese trusts and respects Mr. Ebert enough to share a great deal. As an author, it seems as though Mr. Ebert puts himself on the same plateau of Mr. Scorsese ("Scorsese by Ebert"?? Who is he, Cher?). At the end of the day, Mr. Scorsese changed the world of cinema and Mr. Ebert reported on it. This book is still an important read for fans of master class cinema.
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on January 13, 2013
A dynamic combination of one of our very best movie reviewers on one of our best film maters. Ebert is able to review Scorsese's contributions to the art of film like no other movie reviewer. Ebert's prose and Scorsese's celluloid--what could be better!
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on April 14, 2012
Interesting viewpoint of Ebert on Scorsese's work. Has both his original reviews and new reviews of most works, in addition to interviews and transcripts of joint talks they gave. If you're a movie fan or a Scorsese fan, definitely worth the read. (FYI, runs up through the Departed.)
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VINE VOICEon February 5, 2010
If you like Scorsese's films, you will most likely enjoy this book. It contains all of Ebert's reviews of his films, and several in-depth interviews with Scorsese. Very enjoyable for Scorsese fans.
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on May 13, 2011
This book is absolutely awesome. Ebert does extremely well to share with us his perception and opinion of Martin Scorsese and his masterful works. A must read for any film fan!! There is nothing like reading a book by the worlds foremost film critic about the worlds greatest director.
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on June 20, 2016
Great read
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