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« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2013, 06:44:24 AM »

I always liked Roger more than Gene, Roger was more down to e.,     
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« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2013, 10:30:16 AM »

A classic bit from a 1998 episode of David Letterman.
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« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2013, 10:49:58 AM »



 
Watched the SPINAL TAP review after the NORTH one.

Man, so much of that clip is just plain classic for both Siskel and Ebert.  It's a stunning tribute to both of them ... and I had completely forgotten that opening sequence (the brief case vs vending machine!).  Super banter at the end of the review.

I always tuned in to Ebert better than Siskel, but that clip makes me miss both of them.
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« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2013, 12:19:40 PM »

Right on, Torgo.  He was a hero and like others have said, the way he adapted to his circumstances was amazing and inspiring.  I remember watching Sneak Previews from the late '70s and always connected more with Roger, too.  But they were a great team, foils for each other and it was nice to read that they were like brothers, too.
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« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2013, 12:42:10 PM »

Sad news, and sadly a long time coming with the cancer.  Bluesad
Personally, I was always more Team Siskel but Roger was an icon.
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« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2013, 05:54:40 PM »

He had  a wonderful cameo appearance on the old 1990's TV series EARLY EDITION, but I can't find it on YouTube.  It was classic!
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« Reply #21 on: April 05, 2013, 07:10:56 PM »

I always loved his review style, wise ass but intelligent.  RIP
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« Reply #22 on: April 05, 2013, 07:15:41 PM »

He had  a wonderful cameo appearance on the old 1990's TV series EARLY EDITION, but I can't find it on YouTube.  It was classic!
I remember that.  A kid was distraught after seeing a cartoon.  The kid was going to run away, but Mr. Ebert explained it to him.
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« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2013, 11:05:05 AM »

My favorite Roger Ebert story: some years ago comedian Rob Schneider had a bit of a war-of-words in the press with the movie critic of an L.A. newspaper who'd trashed his then-current movie Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo. The critic called Schneider a "third rate comic" (which is probably being kind, IMO) and Schneider responded by saying the writer was "a third rate critic" who was unqualified to review the film since he had never won a Pulitzer Prize.

...when Ebert reviewed the Deuce movie, he mentioned the battle between Schneider and the other critic and then ended his review by saying "As chance would have it, I have won the Pulitzer Prize, and so I am qualified. Speaking in my official capacity as a Pulitzer Prize winner, Mr. Schneider, your movie sucks."  TeddyR
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« Reply #24 on: April 07, 2013, 12:03:15 PM »

You know, it just occurred to me---we forgot to mention Rog's screenwriting work for Russ Meyer. He wrote BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS and co-wrote UP! and BENEATH THE VALLEY OF THE ULTRA-VIXENS. That gives him immediate bad-movie cred.

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