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Old April 11 2013, 07:52 PM   #196
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Re: Roger Ebert is dead...

yay cheers!
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Old April 11 2013, 07:54 PM   #197
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Regardless, you've dragged the topic away from being a memorial to Ebert in order to pursue some silly agenda. Bravo, good sir. You must be a great guy to have at a funeral.
Maybe as the guest of honor?
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Old April 11 2013, 07:55 PM   #198
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I also forgot to mention that this thread has survived seven days now, not just due to a string of RIPs but the general back-and-forth. That can't completely be a bad thing.
"Specious" is too sophisticated a word for your "logic."
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Old April 11 2013, 09:11 PM   #199
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Would you respect him even a fraction more if the sacriligeous fiend traded his ''epic fail''-free minority opinion to one completely lockstep with the majority we know to be always correct? Would you respect him more if he repeatedly replied for you to shut up, added expletives, declared you a nobody or urged to shame yourself into silence? He's explained his opinion and position. This is a forum. And a memorial, to a man who thrived on debate.

Hating or liking a film isn't rocket science. Tearing something down can be equally fun, but is it justified? Are we going to be that quick to vilify the minority view? Are we really listening? Are we?
No, nor you either.
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Old April 11 2013, 10:01 PM   #200
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That's the spirit. And always a pleasure, Legion.
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Old April 13 2013, 11:52 PM   #201
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Resuscitation time....

I'll have to check whether Ebert was able to see ROOM 237, assuming its release came in time. I expect he'd've loved it. It's an incredibly wild documentary about film theorists who see hidden meanings in THE SHINING. There are around nine separate theorists, and some of their arguments----though a clear minority of the total----actually seem possibly valid. Especially the writer who contributed a 1987 newspaper piece explaining that Stanley Kubrick's not-so-hidden agenda was to comment on Indian genocide. This theory is most supportable as its the only one directly referred to in THE SHINING's dialogue itself.

As for which movie I'd want to see last, no doubt there are dozens.....yet at the moment RETURN TO OZ is the only one I can think of. Like THE USUAL SUSPECTS and RESERVOIR DOGS, RETURN was thumbsed-down by Ebert. Siskel was equally down on RETURN and I believe RESERVOIR too. When RETURN originally was released, the only positive review I can remember came from Harlan Ellison.....
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