Very sad, I loved reading his reviews.
Very sad, I loved reading his reviews.
Arise and walk, come through. A world beyond that door is calling out for you. Arise and walk, come through. It's calling out for you.
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
This is one I was dreading because I am such a fan.
Ugh. So sad.
A wonderful voice is gone.
I've been listening to public radio in the car, and recently they've been reading his autobiography. His younger days were interesting.
I've been to dinner at Jimmy Buffet's house, and I've eaten it at a homeless shelter. And there's great joy and harrowing terror to be found in both places.
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.
"They didn't like it in Pittsburgh."
"If they knew what they liked, they wouldn't live in Pittsburgh."
Preston Sturgess - "Sullivan's Travels"
Really sad, I always enjoyed reading his reviews. This was a good read that I came across earlier.
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.
"I never argue with people who say baseball is boring, because baseball is boring. And then, suddenly, it isn't. And that's what makes it great." - Joe Posnanski
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.
At long last his reign of terror is over.
I kid of course.
He's a legend. Period.
"But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."
Why there will never be another 'Siskel & Ebert'.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.
"I have just been more than a little suspect of all the trades since the Willy (Scott Williamson) cash grab. That one left such a bad taste in my mouth that even a 1985 Dom Pérignon couldn't cleanse it." -- Creek14
I would've loved to have seen Ebert's and Russ Meyer's Sex Pistols movie:
The widow is gathering nettles for her children's dinner; a perfumed seigneur, delicately lounging in the Oeil de Boeuf, hath an alchemy whereby he will extract the third nettle and call it rent. ~ Carlyle
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