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#1 Lemireacle

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:19 PM

:sad:  

 

Roger Ebert dies at 70 after battle with cancer

 

For a film with a daring director, a talented cast, a captivating plot or, ideally, all three, there could be no better advocate than Roger Ebert, who passionately celebrated and promoted excellence in film while deflating the awful, the derivative, or the merely mediocre with an observant eye, a sharp wit and a depth of knowledge that delighted his millions of readers and viewers.

 

“No good film is too long,” he once wrote, a sentiment he felt strongly enough about to have engraved on pens. “No bad movie is short enough.”

 

Ebert, 70, who reviewed movies for the Chicago Sun-Times for 46 years and on TV for 31 years, and who was without question the nation’s most prominent and influential film critic, died Thursday in Chicago. He had been in poor health over the past decade, battling cancers of the thyroid and salivary gland.

 

He lost part of his lower jaw in 2006, and with it the ability to speak or eat, a calamity that would have driven other men from the public eye. But Ebert refused to hide, instead forging what became a new chapter in his career, an extraordinary chronicle of his devastating illness that won him a new generation of admirers. “No point in denying it,” he wrote, analyzing his medical struggles with characteristic courage, candor and wit, a view that was never tinged with bitterness or self-pity.

 

 

http://www.suntimes....ith-cancer.html



#2 hippieskichick

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:20 PM

:jimy:

 

Just read about that myself. Cancer's a bitch. Rough crap he went through a while back. RIP.



#3 Depends

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:22 PM

a good dude.   A lot of my love for movies was fostered by him.



#4 cassady

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:23 PM

:(



#5 JBetty

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:24 PM

Siskel & Ebert - nothing like em.   :heart:



#6 insolent cur

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:25 PM

wow...he just announced in the last day or two that he was taking another break due to a recurrence. rip mr. ebert.



#7 unbroken_chain

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:27 PM

he was in tough shape of late, so may he rest in peace...

 

I used to watch 'At the movies" religiously



#8 Feck

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:28 PM

wow...he just announced in the last day or two that he was taking another break due to a recurrence. rip mr. ebert.

 

 

i was going to to type that myself, i heard that yesterday.



#9 Royal

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 09:13 PM

America has lost one of its great treasures.  RIP



#10 tyedyedee

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 04:09 AM

i loved watching them

especially when they would squabble and get snippy :lol:

RIP :heart:



#11 PieDoh

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 08:28 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHYgjyGoV9s&feature=youtube_gdata_player

#12 insolent cur

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:41 AM

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#13 JBetty

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 12:42 PM

:smile:  :heart:

 

 

 

 

See you next week.

And save us the aisle seats!



#14 unbroken_chain

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 12:50 PM

two tumbs down.

 

way down.



#15 Feck

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 03:12 PM

didn't pull punches

 

"NORTH" 1994

I hated this movie.

Hated hated hated hated hated this movie.

Hated it.

Hated every simpering stupid vacant audience-insulting moment of it.

 

Hated the sensibility that thought anyone would like it.

 

Hated the implied insult to the audience by its belief that anyone would be entertained by it.