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Old 04-04-2013, 05:29 PM   #16
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So sad

I remember when Siskel died, at the next Academy Awards, the host Whoopi Goldberg mentioned him right after that in memory of part the Oscars always do. Next year, the Oscars should do the same for Ebert.

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So sad

I remember when Siskel died, at the next Academy Awards, the host Whoopi Goldberg mentioned him right after that in memory of part the Oscars always do. Next year, the Oscars should do the same for Ebert.

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You want Whoopi Goldberg on next years Oscars?
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:38 PM   #19
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It'd take a super notable death for Ebert to not get the hammer in next year's In Memoriam montage.
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:23 PM   #21
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I read this story when it was first published, and it has been making the rounds online in the wake of his death. As a fan of Will Leitch, it was a great read, as I knew little about him during my formative years and don't listen to people who haven't earned my respect.

My Roger Ebert Story

As a print reporter, I also love this:

Roger Ebert Gives Jay Mariotti A Strategically Placed Thumb On His Way Out The Door
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:47 PM   #22
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You want Whoopi Goldberg on next years Oscars?
Of course not. Just whoever is hosting to honor Ebert.
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I was reading today his website and eager for his plans for a new website to unfold. Then someone at work today said he died.

I loved his reviews for Vertigo and Citizen Kane.
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I'm not sure anyone could have done that better than Ebert.

Does anyone like Jay Mariotti?
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Truly a giant. He pioneered real criticism of film at a time when movie 'reviews' were little more than promo pieces that recounted the plot and players. Grew up watching these guys every week to find out what the scoop was on the new movies. He coined the two thumbs up phrase it wasn't even a saying in pop culture before that.

RIP good sir. It's hard to say because he fought this for the better part of the last decade and yet refused to let his cancer stop him. So for that, and his legacy of wit and brilliance in reviewing the films that we grew up on
Well said. I loved watching him and Gene Siskel as a kid. That show played a big part in fostering my love of film and film criticism; I'm sure it did the same for countless others. Even when he was completely wrong (he panned Blade Runner and Blue Velvet) he had an opinion worth hearing. This is a sad day for cinephiles.
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I'm not sure anyone could have done that better than Ebert.

Does anyone like Jay Mariotti?
I used to be a huge fan of his Sun-Times columns in the early-mid 90's. He was highly critical of the Bulls and Bears when the rest of the city continued drinking the Kool-Aid, refusing to question anything. He led an eventually successful charge to get rid of Mike Ditka, who I always hated.

But I have to say, when he started appearing on television, he came off as a major asshole. Whatever intelligent thoughts he may have are buried deep in his own ego.
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I loved his reviews for Vertigo and Citizen Kane.
I remember both these vividly!
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It's really weird how immune I can be to the passing of public figures/celebrities, and then how unexpectedly sad I can get every once in a while. When Heath Ledger died it bothered me for months, and, frankly, still sometimes does and I don't fully understand why. This news, the passing of Roger Ebert, has made me fairly morose today. I heard about it by overhearing two coworkers making a joke about it, and it hit me like a ton of bricks.

This post is already too long so I'll spare you the hows and whys of what Ebert meant to me, and just say that he was a very positive part of my life for a very long time. I always felt like he was able to balance a cinephile's love and knowledge of film with a common person's approach to criticism, which is not such an easy or common feat.

I'll miss him.
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Of course not. Just whoever is hosting to honor Ebert.
I guess this..aversion?..is based on The View? (which I don't watch)

Because her stints (especially early ones) as host of the Oscars are among the best of the best both in ratings and popular opinion. She was very good.
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