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Old April 4 2013, 09:37 PM   #16
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Re: Roger Ebert is dead...

I've learned so much from reading and watching his reviews over the years.
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Old April 4 2013, 09:49 PM   #17
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He was a pretty active sf fan in his youth, which I always thought added a certain flavor to his reviews of skiffy movies.
At least he got sf/genre movies, unlike some of our UK critics. The John Carpenter catalog reviews are interesting, even if disagree.
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Old April 4 2013, 10:07 PM   #18
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Oh God, how sad. I was such a fan of his. When I was a little kid, I stumbled across a PBS show where two men talked about movies---TALKED about them!---and got me to think about film in a completely different way. It helped spur a love of movies that has lasted my entire life.

I loved his reviews, even when I didn't necessarily agree with him. He promoted young filmmakers and actors, championed small films and never, ever talked down to his audience. He love films, passionately, and seemed to take an almost moral offense when any filmmaker or studio did a lazy, sloppy job and then tried to sell it to the public.

He loved and cared about the art of film making, which is more than you can say for a lot of people in the movie business.

He will be greatly, greatly missed.
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Old April 4 2013, 10:13 PM   #19
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Even when I disagreed with Ebert, he was always a damn good writer, and I not only respected his opinion, but also admired his writing. As great as it was to see him wax poetic over a four-star new release or one of his "Great Movies", it was even more awesome to watch him eviscerate the likes of Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo ("Speaking in my official capacity as a Pulitzer Prize winner, Mr. Schneider, your movie sucks.").
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Old April 4 2013, 10:15 PM   #20
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Roddenberry.
Reagan.
Scheider.

And now Roger Ebert.

Sometimes the effect on you is so large, you have no words to truly convey it.

Even though it was just announced that his cancer had returned, this will take a while for me to really process and sink in.
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Old April 4 2013, 10:15 PM   #21
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I honestly thought he had beaten the cancer. I was hoping for many more years of his wonderful reviews. My favorite book, "Your Movie Sucks" sits on my shelf. I think I'll read a few pages tonight.

Rest in peace, Roger, and godspeed.
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Old April 4 2013, 10:18 PM   #22
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I loved reading his reviews. I loved reading his liberal thoughts on his blog. Shame.
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Old April 4 2013, 10:23 PM   #23
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Rest in peace. Roll credits.
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Old April 4 2013, 10:33 PM   #24
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^^^
Great photo. thanks for including that in this thread.

You will be missed, Mr. Ebert! I always enjoyed Ebert's reviews, and I especially enjoyed the years of seeing him along-side his balcony seat-make Gene Siskel. Tended to agree more often with Roger than Gene, but I always found their arguments to be well thought out and interesting. And even though I didn't always agree with Roger Ebert either, it was clear that the guy knew what he was talking about.

If there is an afterlife, I hope the two of them have the chance to talk over the last few years in film over a large tub of hot-buttered popcorn very soon.
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Old April 4 2013, 10:41 PM   #25
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Easily my favorite movie critic. Whether I agreed with him or not, I was always eager to hear/read his opinions.

I think tonight I might watch my DVD copy of Dark City with the Roger Ebert commentary turned on.
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Old April 4 2013, 10:45 PM   #26
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First Christopher Hitchens... now the great Roger Ebert leaves us, and my two favorite commentators are no more. Farewell, amigo! May your reviews continue to provoke and delight faithful readers and viewers as you cover the latest releases and host screenings of classics old and new in Valhalla's finest movie palace. For you, hombre, my thumb will always be Up.
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Old April 4 2013, 11:05 PM   #27
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Not unexpected news, but sad nonetheless. How could you not love a critic who would honestly say "Your movie sucks"? He didn't mince words or kiss Hollywood's ass. If he didn't like something, he said so! He will be missed. There will never be another like him.

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Old April 4 2013, 11:22 PM   #28
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He was an icon of his industry. I did not have the same taste in films for a large part but his influence was undeniable.
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Old April 4 2013, 11:33 PM   #29
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Sad news.
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Old April 5 2013, 12:41 AM   #30
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Definitely the last of the great reviewers. I can't think of anyone who comes close.

And a local boy as well. He started at the Sun Times 46 years ago and was still writing for them right up to the end.

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