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04-04-2013, 03:46 PM #1
Roger Ebert Dead at 70
This is very sad news today.
The world has lost one of its best writers.
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04-04-2013, 04:46 PM #4Member
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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.
04-04-2013, 05:20 PM #5
I remember watching Siskel and Ebert. Miss those days. Sad to see Siskel go and now Ebert. At least they are together again...probably going at it from one film critic to another. So sad to hear this. RIP Mr. Ebert. Thank you for your insight and opinions on everything film. Thank you for helping pave the way for present and future critics and writers of film.
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04-04-2013, 06:48 PM #6
Very sad. He helped me come to love movies. He did a special on TV that taught me what Pan&Scan was, prompting me to buy a laserdisc player in 9th grade.
He personally responded to several of my emails, even printing one in the Sun Times. In one private email, he said that he wished all his readers approached his reviews like me (getting to know what he likes, and how it relates to what I like, rather than expecting to agree on everything). I've read his site every week since 1998. I'll miss him greatly.Blu-Ray: Panasonic DMP-BDT220
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04-04-2013, 07:44 PM #8
Very sad news. Even in Australia he was well known.
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04-04-2013, 09:11 PM #13
He and Siskel(sp?) made me appreciate films growing up
04-04-2013, 09:54 PM #14Usul, we have wormsign the likes of which even God has never seen.
We're breeding a race of moral midgets.
04-04-2013, 10:55 PM #15Member
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For decades I've laughed at this guy, shook my head at this guy, sometimes shook my fist at this guy, but I so totally respected his opinions. I knew this day would be coming, but it still hurts. There will never be another one quite like him. Dude, RIP, and I hope you enjoy watching Citizen Kane and the free vanilla Haagen Daz upstairs.