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Rest in Peace Roger Ebert.

He truly was an icon and we shared his love of film.

RIP Roger.
There was mention in the celebrity death thread , but again he was one of the greats and I'll miss reading his reviews.
very sad news... very very very sad news... I hope he rests in peace... very sad :(
Siskel and Ebert was always a pleasure to watch every Sunday night in the 80's to 90's. RIP Mr. Ebert.
I'm actually rather bummed about this. I enjoyed reading his blogs even if I didn't always agree with his movie reviews.

His last blog was just two days ago. I wasn't surprised he died but I am surprised it was so fast.
The only professional critic who's opinion I looked forward to hearing. I didn't always agree, but I respected him. Cinema lost a great man today. RIP
I always enjoyed reading his movie reviews. RIP
This really is upsetting he was a great film reviewer.
Rogers's last posts:

"At this point in my life, in addition to writing about movies, I may write about what it's like to cope with health challenges and the limitations they can force upon you. It really stinks that the cancer has returned and that I have spent too many days in the hospital. So on bad days I may write about the vulnerability that accompanies illness. On good days, I may wax ecstatic about a movie so good it transports me beyond illness."

"I'll be able at last to do what I've always fantasized about doing: reviewing only the movies I want to review."---Roger Ebert
I wouldn't have become the film lover I am today without Roger Ebert's work. I was 13 years old when I found a collection of his reviews in the school library. It opened my eyes to real enthusiasm for movies, to really engaging them as works of art worthy of more than a cursory glance and a chuckle. It revealed the true role of criticism as it relates to art. Whether I agreed with him or not all the time is utterly missing the point and the function of true film criticism. The world and culture of film is a richer place for having had men like him be a part of it. Roger Ebert literally reshaped the course of my life and I wouldn't be the man I am today had I not picked that book up.

RIP Roger Ebert
***** Cancer
For a man I never met, I feel quite a bit of sorrow over this. He got me into film beyond the surface. His showed me you didn't have to look at films like a checklist. Because of him I have found some of my favorite films.

RIP Roger.
"I'll see you at the movies," were the last word's Ebert wrote to his readers

Yes we will Roger. Yes we will.
I use to occasionally watch "At the Movies" when he was on there. He didn't share my sensibilities enough for me to ever listen to his reviews but that wasn't a problem for me. He seemed like a cool dude whom loved cinema like I do so that is enough to garner my respect.

He popularized film criticism and was the worlds most well known critic. Everybody knows that thumbs up means the movie is good.

As I said in another thread I feel bad for his friends and family because losing a loved one is a hard thing to cope with.

R.I.P Ebert.
This is sad, I always loved the love/hate banter relationship he had with Gene Siskel that was sorely missed and couldn't be replicated with the filler hosts.

I might not always have enjoyed his reviews but the man knew what he was talking about and I would agree with him 80% of the time.

RIP Roger.

Siskel and Ebert on The Critic:

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I'm glad I have his DVD commentary of "Dark City". He was a smart critic.
I remember just reading recently that he's taking a break because the cancer came back and now he's gone. Such a great loss. RIP Roger. :(
I remember just reading recently that he's taking a break because the cancer came back and now he's gone. Such a great loss. RIP Roger. :(

He just said that yesterday.
Was surprised/shocked to see this news. We have lost an icon.

He was one of the few critics whose opinion I actually took into consideration. RIP

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