Damn…that ruined my day.
RIP Ebert…thanks for the Mr. Sub Sandwich and that talk about Star Wars Episode 2.
Didn’t agree with all of his reviews but he was a great journalist and he gets some props for working with Russ Meyer and wrote the script to Beyond The Valley of the Dolls.
RIP Roger Ebert…His show with Roeper was something I always looked foward to on the weekends back in the day
Goodbye, Mr. Ebert. I miss you already.
Quite possible the most important movie critic has passed today. Its a SAD SAD DAY, indeed.
Here’s the 1999 episode of Siskel & Ebert in which Ebert memorialized Gene Siskel, who himself had just died by cancer.
As a horror fan I have to post this:
Couldn’t disagree more with them.
I shall kneel in your honor, Mr. Ebert. May the tides of time carry your name and your reviews into future generations. They could use a little lesson in what being critical means.
Less importantly, I do find a little happiness in seeing that he enjoyed Truffaut’s interpretation of Farenheit 451. That film is beautiful, even if it somewhat misses the point of the Bradbury novel.
To save anyone the trouble…
Ebert was someone you could look to who would memorialize somebody and zero in on precisely what made that person worth remembering. Obviously, he can’t do that for himself, so I think this is the next best thing. Plus, in talking about his longstanding cohost Gene Siskel, he subtly provides a lot of insight into himself–what he valued in friends, film critics, and sparring partners.
R.I.P Roger Ebert
damn, I give this a two thumbs down…
He’s had a long and illustrious career, I know, but his Avatar the Last Airbender review was just amazing: http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100630/REVIEWS/100639999
Looks like the “games as art” movement wins again
Used to enjoy the shows he did with Gene Siskel and with Richard Roeper back in the days.
R.I.P. Ebert (and thank you).
I hope they kept Siskel’s mummified thumbs up in a jar of formaldehyde somewhere, so they can do the same with Ebert’s severed thumbs up, and then whenever a movie comes out, they can shake the jars up like magic 8 balls and find out if it gets 2 thumbs up or not.
You’ll never be forgotten. See you at the movies.