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Old April 5 2013, 02:35 AM   #46
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Re: Roger Ebert is dead...

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Trekker, You are full of BS. I've seen "*insert name* is dead" in headlines and all that a million times, and I'm sure you have....like four years ago

The New York Post. Great choice for subtle, tasteful, journalism.
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Old April 5 2013, 02:41 AM   #47
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The Washington Post (well reputable BTW)



The So So USA Today



The LA Times

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Old April 5 2013, 02:45 AM   #48
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Fine. I was wrong. I'm so fucking sorry I expressed my opinions on the way the thread was titled, my opinions on some of Ebert's reviews while at the same time praising him, saying RIP and saying I read his reviews and will miss them!

Talk about ME nitpicking small stuff.
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Old April 5 2013, 02:46 AM   #49
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Because saying "RIP" on a Star Trek forum that Ebert's family will never see means so much.
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Old April 5 2013, 02:52 AM   #50
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Because saying "RIP" on a Star Trek forum that Ebert's family will never see means so much.
You're right. And I look like an idiot schmuck for being the only one who did it.
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Old April 5 2013, 02:57 AM   #51
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What a shame that a memorial thread is hijacked by an online tantrum.

Mr. Ebert, thank you for the reviews. Thank you for your intellect. Thank you for your love of cinema.

RIP.
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Old April 5 2013, 03:00 AM   #52
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What a shame that a memorial thread is hijacked by an online tantrum.

Mr. Ebert, thank you for the reviews. Thank you for your intellect. Thank you for your love of cinema.

RIP.
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Old April 5 2013, 03:13 AM   #53
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Very sad news. RIP Mr. Ebert.

It's sad that so many of the people that I grew up with our leaving this world.

Someone mentioned watching Dark City with Ebert's audio commentary. He also did an audio commentary for Casablanca, I think I may watch that too.
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Old April 5 2013, 03:43 AM   #54
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While I didn't really agree with his opinions on a lot of movies, Ebert certainly was a stand out movie critic and I doubt we'll see another like him. RIP.
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Old April 5 2013, 03:47 AM   #55
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Dammit!
Seconds that. He was one heck of a good reviewer and he'll truly be missed. He was a treasure and I enjoyed watching him and Siskel on 'At the Movies' and later him and Roeper. It's not going to be the same .

RIP Roger, and may you and Siskel be up there in heaven, reviewing films once more.

*on a side note, nice avatar and location and sig quote -- a nice nod to a legend...
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Old April 5 2013, 03:48 AM   #56
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One of my favorite books ever, if only for "fruit cart."

So long, Roger.
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Old April 5 2013, 03:48 AM   #57
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Roger's reviews and insights were ones I'd followed and respected for over 30 years. He'll be missed.
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Dammit!
Seconds that. He was one heck of a good reviewer and he'll truly be missed. He was a treasure and I enjoyed watching him and Siskel on 'At the Movies' and later him and Roeper. It's not going to be the same .

RIP Roger, and may you and Siskel be up there in heaven, reviewing films once more.
Indeed, he was. Much of my childhood involved watching "At the Movies", and there was nothing more fun than watching Gene and Roger get into a heated debate about a particular movie. One of my favorite quotes by Roger was about The Last Airbender, where he said "The Last Airbender is an agonizing experience in every category I can think of and others still waiting to be invented."

Oh, I am going to really miss that man!
Also, his novel "This Movie Sucks" is a treasure trove of Roger Ebert wit at it's best. It's worth owning if you don't have it.

*on a side note, nice avatar and location and sig quote -- a nice nod to a legend...
Thank you. If I still had premium membership, my user title would have said "Critically Acclaimed."
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Old April 5 2013, 04:05 AM   #59
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My favorite Ebert piece. Not a movie review, but rather "Thoughts on Bill O'Reilly and Sqeaky the Chicago Mouse"...

Thoughts on Bill O'Reilly and Squeaky the Chicago Mouse


By Roger Ebert / April 7, 2009


To: Bill O'Reilly
From: Roger Ebert

Dear Bill: Thanks for including the Chicago Sun-Times on your exclusive list of newspapers on your "Hall of Shame." To be in an O'Reilly Hall of Fame would be a cruel blow to any newspaper. It would place us in the favor of a man who turns red and starts screaming when anyone disagrees with him. My grade-school teacher, wise Sister Nathan, would have called in your parents and recommended counseling with Father Hogben.Yes, the Sun-Times is liberal, having recently endorsed our first Democrat for President since LBJ. We were founded by Marshall Field one week before Pearl Harbor to provide a liberal voice in Chicago to counter the Tribune, which opposed an American war against Hitler. I'm sure you would have sided with the Trib at the time.

I understand you believe one of the Sun-Times misdemeanors was dropping your syndicated column. My editor informs me that "very few" readers complained about the disappearance of your column, adding, "many more complained about Nancy." I know I did. That was the famous Ernie Bushmiller comic strip in which Sluggo explained that "wow" was "mom" spelled upside-down.

Your column ran in our paper while it was owned by the right-wing polemicists Conrad Black (Baron Black of Coldharbour) and David Radler. We dropped it to save a little money after they looted the paper of millions. Now you call for an advertising boycott. It is unusual to observe a journalist cheering for a newspaper to fail. At present the Sun-Times has no bank debt, but labors under the weight of millions of dollars in tax penalties incurred by Lord Black, who is serving an eight-year stretch for mail fraud and obstruction of justice. We also had to pay for his legal expenses.

There is a major difference between Conrad Black and you: Lord Black is a much better writer and thinker, and authored a respected biography about Roosevelt, who we were founded to defend. That newspapers continue to run your column is a mystery to me, since it is composed of knee-jerk frothings and ravings. If I were an editor searching for a conservative, I wouldn't choose a mad dog. My recommendation: The admirable Charles Krauthammer.

Bill, I am concerned that you have been losing touch with reality recently. Did you really say you are more powerful than any politician?

That reminds me of the famous story about Squeaky the Chicago Mouse. It seems that Squeaky was floating on his back along the Chicago River one day. Approaching the Michigan Avenue lift bridge, he called out: Raise the bridge! I have an erection!
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Old April 5 2013, 04:06 AM   #60
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Dammit!
Seconds that. He was one heck of a good reviewer and he'll truly be missed. He was a treasure and I enjoyed watching him and Siskel on 'At the Movies' and later him and Roeper. It's not going to be the same .

RIP Roger, and may you and Siskel be up there in heaven, reviewing films once more.
Indeed, he was. Much of my childhood involved watching "At the Movies", and there was nothing more fun than watching Gene and Roger get into a heated debate about a particular movie. One of my favorite quotes by Roger was about The Last Airbender, where he said "The Last Airbender is an agonizing experience in every category I can think of and others still waiting to be invented."

Oh, I am going to really miss that man!
Also, his novel "This Movie Sucks" is a treasure trove of Roger Ebert wit at it's best. It's worth owning if you don't have it.

*on a side note, nice avatar and location and sig quote -- a nice nod to a legend...
Thank you. If I still had premium membership, my user title would have said "Critically Acclaimed."
It was a joy to watch him review, learned a lot from it . I'll have to see if my local library has that book so I can try to check it out.

*I give him two corn cobs up -- he was corny humor at its best at times .*

You're welcome. That's a good user title. Mine might have said: 'The balcony is closed...' if I had a premium account.
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