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willietheshakes
04-05-2013, 12:14 AM
R.I.P.

Mclesh
04-05-2013, 12:14 AM
He's been through so much, and with such grace. He will be missed.

RIP, Roger

geminirising
04-05-2013, 12:21 AM
I'm sad. :( But this Ebert quote makes me a little happy. :)

"One day I will be thin, but Vincent Gallo will always be the director of The Brown Bunny."

Williebee
04-05-2013, 12:24 AM
awwww

RIP, good sir.

regdog
04-05-2013, 12:27 AM
:(

Rhoda Nightingale
04-05-2013, 12:28 AM
Oh no. :( I read he was ill in the paper this morning. I had no idea this would happen so fast.

ElaineA
04-05-2013, 12:30 AM
Noooooooo! The one national movie critic I knew I could rely on! Damn. He alerted me to a hundred movies I never would have heard of and I loved almost all of them. If he liked it and Siskel didn't, I was a GO.

Really sorry to hear this, but I agree, his last years had to be difficult and he did go through them with good grace. I hope he and his family find peace.

shawkins
04-05-2013, 12:30 AM
That's a damn shame. I really liked his reviews. He seemed like a really decent guy as well, based on a couple of essays I read.

Mamba
04-05-2013, 01:24 AM
Quite sad. My father loved him. R.I.P.

orion_mk3
04-05-2013, 01:36 AM
Maybe retitle the thread something more descriptive and not quite so NSFW? This does seem to be the thread people are going to :)

It's tragic--even though I couldn't disagree more with Ebert on a lot of key pictures and points, he was a passionate and erudite communicator and a tireless advocate of cinema as a medium.

To rub salt in the wound, his last published review, as of now, is for "The Host" (http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130327/REVIEWS/130329980) based on the book by Stephenie "Twlight" Meyer.

Gynn
04-05-2013, 03:35 AM
Roger Ebert was so much more than a film critic; he was a film historian.

There are so many Joe Schmoes reviewing films these days, but they're just journalists who took film classes in college. None of them have his connections, knowledge and personal insights about greats like John Huston, Stanley Kubrick and Martin Scorcese. He was and is irreplaceable.

willietheshakes
04-05-2013, 06:48 AM
Maybe retitle the thread something more descriptive and not quite so NSFW? This does seem to be the thread people are going to

If one of the mods wants to re-title it, they are - of course - free to.

I stand by it, though, as an initial response and accurate encapsulation.

RichardGarfinkle
04-05-2013, 03:28 PM
Ebert's reviews were fun reading even for movies I would never want to see.

He also wrote the precursor to TVTropes (although I don't know if the tropes people ever read it). Ebert's Little Movie Glossary came out in 1994 with an alphabetical listing of movie tropes.

Years ago he ran an Answer Man column in the Chicago Sun-Times on Sundays where he would explain apsects of film and film making to readers. He would put one trope in each column.

gothicangel
04-05-2013, 04:15 PM
To rub salt in the wound, his last published review, as of now, is for "The Host" (http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130327/REVIEWS/130329980) based on the book by Stephenie "Twlight" Meyer.

I thought it was quite poetic as he was talking of farewells.

Having not read anything about The Host before, I was amused the see the MC's name is Melanie Stryder. Call me a cynic, but it sounds suspiciously like Stephanie Myer. :evil

Celia Cyanide
04-06-2013, 04:57 AM
He had just finished another review the night before he died.

Shadow Dragon
04-06-2013, 06:11 AM
He'll be missed.
http://i.imgur.com/HW1CaVM.gif

Lady MacBeth
04-06-2013, 06:55 AM
:(