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Old 04-04-2013, 03:37 PM   #1
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RIP Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert dies at 70 after battle with cancer - Chicago Sun-Times
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:48 PM   #2
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Wow...70 is young.


Siskel was only 53.
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:51 PM   #3
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That sucks; always enjoyed him.
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:59 PM   #4
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That sucks. I used to watch Siskel and Ebert all the time when I was younger. I'll miss seeing his name on the critic list.

RIP Roger.
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:20 PM   #5
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Damn I just read an article that said he would be scaling back on his movie reviews because his cancer had returned. And now he's gone.

RIP Roger Ebert.
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Roger Ebert - Salon.com

I know it is coming, and I do not fear it, because I believe there is nothing on the other side of death to fear. I hope to be spared as much pain as possible on the approach path. I was perfectly content before I was born, and I think of death as the same state. I am grateful for the gifts of intelligence, love, wonder and laughter. You canít say it wasnít interesting. My lifetimeís memories are what I have brought home from the trip. I will require them for eternity no more than that little souvenir of the Eiffel Tower I brought home from Paris.

We just lost another of the good guys.

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Old 04-04-2013, 06:09 PM   #7
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Damn I just read an article that said he would be scaling back on his movie reviews because his cancer had returned. And now he's gone.

RIP Roger Ebert.
He scaled back.
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:56 PM   #8
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RIP. The man put film critique on the map, imo.
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Sucky. I remember when he lost half his jaw from the cancer, it was awful. I remember watching Siskel and Ebert's reviews as a kid.
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He scaled back.
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:12 PM   #11
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Wow. I know he's been struggling for cancer for years, so i should have seen this coming, but i have to say i'm shocked. Like paaron46, i absolutely loved his writing. In recent years i feel he was far too kind in reviewing horrible movies, giving them much higher ratings than they deserved, but his reviews were always those i reviewed first. Aside from stupid no-brain summer action movies that Ebert would, for some reason, give 3 stars when they deserved 1-2, i generally found that my tastes aligned with his. If he recommended a movie, i was going to go see it. Although disagreed with some of the personal beleifs he expressed in his blog over the years, i always respected the logical way he reached his conclusions. He made solid arguments. I know this is an odd comparison to make, but in many ways his writing style reminded me of Sir Isaac Asimov, atleast his non-fiction work. Ebert was a joy to read. I will genuinely miss him.
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Siskel & Ebert '80s Outtakes - YouTube
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The Time Roger Ebert Told Off Congress

This was an amazing verbal beat down, on Congress, by Siskel and Ebert.
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