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Old April 8 2013, 09:30 AM   #136
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Re: Roger Ebert is dead...

My Name Is Legion wrote: View Post
Fox News is awful but not primarily responsible for our ideology-ridden culture; it's been an accelerating problem since at least the 1960s.
William F. Buckley was continually using attack dog attitudes in addressing anyone not suitably to the right. He was an idol to the young Republicans of the 80's. As time went on, we get to Fox News and others, whose main deal is ideologically driven view of events over and above any sort of critical thinking. Why else would anyone take a simple line from a movie review which is pointing out a relevant issue withing the film and turn a memorial thread into jack ass insults of the man's memory?
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Old April 8 2013, 05:31 PM   #137
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Can we just drop all the political bullshit, please? It seems extremely disrespectful and out of place in a memorial thread.

SO, ANYWAY....There's lovely article at the Chicago Tribune about Roger's funeral---HERE.
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Old April 8 2013, 06:23 PM   #138
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Re: Roger Ebert is dead...

You give a little love and it all comes back to you.
You're gonna be remembered for the things that you say and do.

But never mind that. After Thursday I began to wonder what was the last film Ebert happened to see. Chaz Hammelsmith likely knows which. It was announced on his site which film would be his last reviewed. I believe it was a documentary and the review should appear shortly.

So it made me wonder which existing film that I've already seen would be a fitting ''final'' film to watch one more time. I haven't begun to decide which, but it's probably be sentimental. But leaving aside whether you knew you'd be passing on or not, what film would you all personally want to see last? No morbidity intended.
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Old April 8 2013, 06:30 PM   #139
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I believe Ebert's favorite film may have been Aguirre, the Wrath of God
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Old April 8 2013, 06:47 PM   #140
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He's got commentary tracks on Casablanca, Citizen Kane and Dark City, for those so inclined. There are a few others movies as well, but I admittedly couldn't place them.
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Old April 8 2013, 09:10 PM   #141
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I've listened to his commentary track on Citizen Kane. An informative, enlightening and thoroughly fun experience. I have Casablanca but didn't remember he added a commentary track to that film until now, so thanks for reminding me. Another one to go listen to and enjoy.
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Old April 8 2013, 09:10 PM   #142
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He's got commentary tracks on Casablanca, Citizen Kane and Dark City, for those so inclined. There are a few others movies as well, but I admittedly couldn't place them.
He has one on Casablanca?! I knew about the others, but not that one. Cool. I'll have to check my copy to see if it's on there.
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Old April 8 2013, 09:16 PM   #143
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Yay, people are paying attention to me!!!

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Old April 9 2013, 12:21 AM   #144
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I believe Ebert's favorite film may have been Aguirre, the Wrath of God
Now in the to-watch queue.
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Old April 9 2013, 12:31 AM   #145
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It was announced on his site which film would be his last reviewed. I believe it was a documentary and the review should appear shortly.
Ebert's final review was posted on April 6. It was for the Terrence Malick film To the Wonder.
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Old April 9 2013, 12:40 AM   #146
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I'm just happy that he ended his incomparable career on an enthusiastic Thumbs Up. Glorious and fitting.
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Old April 9 2013, 12:44 AM   #147
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Amen to that.
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Old April 9 2013, 01:30 AM   #148
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His review of North is one of the greatest tearing downs a movie ever got.
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Old April 9 2013, 01:33 AM   #149
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One of my favorite Ebert reviews. That film was nauseatingly bad, and coming from Rob Reiner a baffling little turd of celluloid.
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Old April 9 2013, 01:36 AM   #150
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@J. Allen: Hear, hear. I was afraid his last review was for The Host.


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But leaving aside whether you knew you'd be passing on or not, what film would you all personally want to see last? No morbidity intended.
I could think of far better movies, no doubt, but if I were to depart tomorrow I'd like to see Into Darkness tonight; because always in motion the future is, and and all that...
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