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Ohayou
04-04-2013, 04:51 PM
http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/17320958-418/roger-ebert-dies-at-70-after-battle-with-cancer.html

Very sad, I loved reading his reviews.

westofyou
04-04-2013, 04:55 PM
Ebert was a GREAT film man, his interview book with directors is awesome and enlightening, his take on film was always welcomed to me.


A big loss for the Hollywood not interested in car crashes and explosions

Dom Heffner
04-04-2013, 05:30 PM
This is one I was dreading because I am such a fan.

Ugh. So sad.

A wonderful voice is gone.

919191
04-04-2013, 06:49 PM
I've been listening to public radio in the car, and recently they've been reading his autobiography. His younger days were interesting.

757690
04-04-2013, 06:54 PM
What was great about him was that he saw and reviewed everything. He also was always more interested in giving a thoughtful review of a movie than coming up with clever one liners.. It was always about the movies, never him.

MilotheMayor
04-04-2013, 08:32 PM
RIP

A really gorgeous piece he wrote earlier: http://www.salon.com/2011/09/15/roger_ebert/

Stray
04-05-2013, 01:51 AM
Really sad, I always enjoyed reading his reviews. This was a good read that I came across earlier.

http://deadspin.com/5482198/my-roger-ebert-story

WildcatFan
04-05-2013, 02:00 AM
I've read his reviews since I was a child. To this day I don't see a film without reading his review either before or after. He fostered my love for movies, and I constantly refer to my copy of Great Films. One of the purest, most thoughtful writers of pop culture. I will miss his posts greatly.

*BaseClogger*
04-05-2013, 02:06 AM
When I found out Roger Ebert had died, my jaw dropped. I was speechless!

westofyou
04-05-2013, 02:15 AM
When I found out Roger Ebert had died, my jaw dropped. I was speechless!

Charming

Mutaman
04-05-2013, 02:38 AM
I liked the way he wrote and I read him a lot. I liked his sense of humor. I liked the fact that he liked Howard Stern.

Dom Heffner
04-05-2013, 11:49 AM
When I found out Roger Ebert had died, my jaw dropped. I was speechless!

Everybody is Anthony Jeselnik.

Raisor
04-05-2013, 11:59 AM
At long last his reign of terror is over.

I kid of course.

He's a legend. Period.

Revering4Blue
04-05-2013, 12:04 PM
Siskel and Ebert -- the use of their last names a badge of honor and mark of fondness rather than a formality -- became the best-known movie critics in the nation, maybe on the planet, when their Chicago TV show "Sneak Previews" moved to PBS in 1978. The show would go through many titles, but its thumbs-up, thumbs-down format remained as simple and addictive as Raisinets during a matinee.

There will never be another pair like them. Part of that is because the world has moved on, for good or for ill. In 1978, most of us still had five or so television channels, and even if we didn't watch regularly, we all knew Siskel and Ebert, the chubby guy and the skinny guy, the guy with glasses and the bald guy. Now there are hundreds of ways to get movie reviews -- blogs, Twitter, Rotten Tomatoes, IMDb.com, online forums, alt-weeklies. A horror-movie buff can get his or her reviews from fellow gore freaks, a romantic can gravitate to sites that dissect rom-coms kiss by kiss.

When "Sneak Previews" began, the idea of two guys sitting in a fake theater arguing with each other was not just a novel setup, it was a real way to get a peek at the latest films and help decide what we wanted to see. We needed Siskel and Ebert. We still do, but we don't know it.

Why there will never be another 'Siskel & Ebert'.

http://todayentertainment.today.com/_news/2013/04/05/17604675-why-there-will-never-be-another-siskel-ebert?lite

Rojo
04-05-2013, 06:38 PM
I would've loved to have seen Ebert's and Russ Meyer's Sex Pistols movie:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who_Killed_Bambi%3F_(1978_film)

Dom Heffner
04-06-2013, 01:53 AM
I thought I was the only one on earth to think he was a treasure. I cannot believe the love he's getting. I'm thrilled by that.

As I get older I'm realizing that some things you get to take with you all your life and some things you lose. I'll really miss his voice.

improbus
04-06-2013, 07:56 AM
My favorite review of Ebert's.

http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/19940722/REVIEWS/407220302/1023

Dom Heffner
04-06-2013, 09:45 AM
That review is classic.

I like this one, too: http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20000512/REVIEWS/5120301/1023

RichRed
04-08-2013, 02:32 PM
That review is classic.

I like this one, too: http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20000512/REVIEWS/5120301/1023

That is fantastic. I loved Ebert's reviews and enjoyed his friendly battles with Siskel years ago. In many cases, it was more fun to hear what they had to say about movies than to see the movies themselves.

cumberlandreds
04-08-2013, 02:51 PM
That is fantastic. I loved Ebert's reviews and enjoyed his friendly battles with Siskel years ago. In many cases, it was more fun to hear what they had to say about movies than to see the movies themselves.

Siskel and Ebert were great to watch. I remember watching them every week. They started on PBS,IIRC and then went into national syndication. They had really good rapport and very funny when they disagreed.