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« on: April 04, 2013, 02:58:30 PM »

Very sad news indeed. He was one of my personal heroes!  Bluesad
http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/17320958-418/roger-ebert-dies-at-70-after-battle-with-cancer.html
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« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2013, 03:06:56 PM »

A great write up about Roger's career and life from a Chicago Tribune writer.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-roger-ebert-dead-20130404,0,602338.story
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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2013, 03:14:28 PM »

Sad to hear that he's gone.

Still, picturing him and Siskel reviewing movies together again in the afterlife creates for a nice mental image. 
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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2013, 03:59:10 PM »

Terribly sad news. Truly the gold standard for film criticism in my eyes. Thankfully we will always have his great books, and a lifetime of writing to continue to enrich our view on films of the past. His dvd commentary for Citzen Kane is truly outstanding and reflect a man that not only had great love for film but also immense knowledge to back it up.
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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2013, 04:04:10 PM »

Terribly sad news. Truly the gold stand for film criticism in my eyes. Thankfully we will always have his great books, and a lifetime of writing to continue to enrich our view on films of the past. His dvd commentary for Citzen Kane is truly outstanding and reflect a man that not only had great love for film but also immense knowledge to back it up.

I also greatly enjoyed his commentary track for Dark City.
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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2013, 04:20:49 PM »

Sad. He was probably the last famous movie critic there will ever be. R.I.P. Roger.
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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2013, 04:32:54 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2013, 06:36:40 PM »

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« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2013, 07:14:01 PM »

This is sad.   Bluesad
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« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2013, 07:59:26 PM »

A class act all the way around, never more so than in the way he faced his physical illness in the last decade of his life. RIP, Mr. Ebert.  You were awesome!
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« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2013, 12:12:05 AM »

Very sad news.  RIP.

He was a great critic.  His writing certainly was the gold standard - the benchmark.  There is no other critic active that could even tie his shoes, much less wear them.

We'll miss you, Roger.  Have some popcorn and enjoy the show.
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« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2013, 01:37:06 AM »

Have some popcorn and enjoy the show.

^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

That comment sums it all up: RIP Mr Ebert - one of the few film critics who knew what they were talking about and not just a bloviator who cared nothing for films.
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« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2013, 04:32:45 AM »

Always enjoyed reading his reviews. R.I.P. Roger, you'll be missed.
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« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2013, 05:36:28 AM »

one of the few film critics who knew what they were talking about and not just a bloviator who cared nothing for films.

Hear hear.  Thank you and RIP Mr Ebert.   Bluesad
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« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2013, 06:01:35 AM »

RIP, there will never be another film critic as well known as Roger Ebert.
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