Roger Ebert Dies at 70
Posted 04 April 2013 - 01:07 PM
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Film critic Roger Ebert was not only the first film critic to win a Pulitzer Prize, but one of the only critics known to the general public, thanks to his long-running movie review shows such as “Sneak Previews” and his thumbs-up or down movie reviews. He died Thursday of complications from cancer, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. He was 70.
The avuncular champion of movies big and small had been fighting thyroid cancer since 2002, and in the past few years spoke with a voice machine. The latest show to bear his name is the PBS series “Roger Ebert Presents at the Movies,” in which he briefly appears on camera with a prosthetic chin though other critics shoulder reviewing duties.
He apperared on the Oprah Winfrey show in 2010, speaking with a machine that tailored his speech more closely to his natural voice.
He continued reviewing films and kept in the public eye »
2 thumbs up for a great career RIP
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 01:13 PM
He was controversial and said a lot of stuff about a lot of people, which I didn't necessarily like about him, but I guess it's all irrelevant now
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 01:22 PM
If people paid more attention to film critics, I wonder if the state of the movie industry would be better.
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 03:52 PM
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 04:23 PM
Him and Siskel worked well together, and the thumbs up/down method is an easier way to rate a movie than out of 4 or 5 stars (or the letter grade system). Like all reviewers, I didn't agree with everything he said but I respected his opinion.
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Posted 05 April 2013 - 06:57 AM
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Posted 05 April 2013 - 08:34 AM
We will never see another critic as renowned as him in out lifetimes.
I always respected his opinions, even if I didnt always agree with them.
Two thumbs up to you Roger. RIP.
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Posted 05 April 2013 - 03:28 PM
Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done and why. Then do it.
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