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Roger Ebert Dead at 70
Entertainment Weekly ^ | 04 APR 2013 | Chris Nashawaty

Posted on 04/04/2013 1:57:56 PM PDT by Old Sarge

Roger Ebert, the Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic whose famous thumbs-up or thumbs-down verdict helped make him the most famous reviewer in America, died Thursday of complications from cancer, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, where he wrote for 46 years. He was 70.

(Excerpt) Read more at insidemovies.ew.com ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; rogerebert
The rest of the article summarizes Ebert's career.
1 posted on 04/04/2013 1:57:56 PM PDT by Old Sarge
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To: Old Sarge; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

Roger Ebert is still dead.


2 posted on 04/04/2013 2:00:22 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Old Sarge

Dang, that was quick. Poor fella. I hope he made his peace and can RIP. Cancer stinks.


3 posted on 04/04/2013 2:00:36 PM PDT by Kommodor (Terrorist, Journalist or Democrat? I can't tell the difference.)
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To: Old Sarge

Boy, I always thought he was an OLD guy! My 70th is in October.

Have to go now. Time to get dressed for b’ball.


4 posted on 04/04/2013 2:01:05 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Old Sarge; Revolting cat!

Now that Rog, Russ Meyer, and Malcolm Maclaren are all deceased, maybe the Sex Pistols can get it together and complete Who Killed Bambi (the movie co-written by the three, filming ended within the first week).


5 posted on 04/04/2013 2:01:58 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Old Sarge

He got his “thumbs down”!


6 posted on 04/04/2013 2:06:10 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I'm done with the GOP. Let them wither and die. We need to start over.)
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To: Old Sarge; All
Other threads:

Roger Ebert dies at 70 after battle with cancer

Film Critic Roger Ebert Dead at 70

7 posted on 04/04/2013 2:06:13 PM PDT by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: All
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkwVz_jK3gA

Folks should take a moment and watch this clip of outtakes from ‘ Siskel and Ebert ‘ during the 1980’s. I think it really captures Roger Ebert's personality.

RIP

8 posted on 04/04/2013 2:07:01 PM PDT by warsaw44
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To: Old Sarge
If memory serves, he`d turned into quite a lefty by the time he kicked. Like we needed another mouthpiece ass-clown in the O`Bozo circus, sideshow of freeks.
9 posted on 04/04/2013 2:17:01 PM PDT by nomad
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To: nomad

He was on the moon bat end of the lefty spectrum, no doubt about it. I won’t say bad things about the man now that he’s passed, but I have no real praise for him, either. Politics aside, RIP, Mr. Ebert.


10 posted on 04/04/2013 2:21:16 PM PDT by Hardastarboard (Buck Off, Bronco Bama)
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To: JimRed

I hope you can toss Free throws better than Obama. 2 out of 20 is pretty bad .


11 posted on 04/04/2013 2:22:59 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Old Sarge

Am I the only one who is thinking ‘no great loss’?


13 posted on 04/04/2013 2:25:30 PM PDT by reaganaut (Kyrie eleison...Christe eleison...Kyrie eleison)
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To: Old Sarge

He’s been away from tv for so long I doubt many people remember him or care about him outside of Chicago. Honestly, to me, his death is no worse than any other death today. He’s a guy who gave his opinion about movies.


14 posted on 04/04/2013 2:26:29 PM PDT by texaschick
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To: reaganaut

No.


15 posted on 04/04/2013 2:27:03 PM PDT by texaschick
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To: Old Sarge

RIP. What the “P” stands for in his case is subject to review.


16 posted on 04/04/2013 2:31:58 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Hardastarboard

Well as they say, “If you can`t say anything good about someone...”, so, how`s the weather around your area?


17 posted on 04/04/2013 2:54:54 PM PDT by nomad
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To: a fool in paradise

I skimmed through the Who Killed Bambi? script. It reads like a porno. But then, Ebert wrote at least one script for Russ Meyers, didn’t he?


18 posted on 04/04/2013 2:58:32 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Old Sarge

One less piece of crap on this earth. Rest in turmoil and fire.


19 posted on 04/04/2013 2:59:08 PM PDT by Pilated
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To: texaschick

Nothing special about him. He is like hundreds of others that will die this week from a very nasty disease.

I wish they would find a cure for the Big C.

He believed what he believed like we all believe what we believe and one day we will all be dead.

Today I am a cynic. Maybe tomorrow will be different.

At least now he is free from the Cancer pain.


20 posted on 04/04/2013 3:04:19 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Pilated; nomad; Jyotishi; reaganaut; texaschick

I agree with all your assessments. Which is why I simply reported Ebert’s demise, without embellishment.


21 posted on 04/04/2013 3:06:57 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Old Sarge

For a lefty, he was probably rich.

According to TMZ:

“According to the Sun-Times, Ebert was an early investor in Google — and more than likely made a fortune because of it. “

So another hypocrite in the 1%????????


22 posted on 04/04/2013 3:19:15 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Old Sarge
There was a time when I would check what thought about a film and act accordingly (that is, do the opposite, which usually worked out). Ebert was also indirectly responsible for me getting two columns published in the New York Daily News. Back in the late 80s/early 90s, the News had a Counterpunch (talk back to the critics) column in the Sunday paper. Two of the columns I had published were rebuttals to his columns. (The News carried him for a time.)

I preferred Ebert's TV show. I enjoyed the clips back in the days when that was the only place you could find them.

23 posted on 04/04/2013 3:26:36 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: colorado tanker

Roger wrote THREE filmed movies for Russ Meyer and the script for Who Killed Bambi. I read that one once. I think I could distinguish between the Russ bits (who served in WWII and wished to this day he could be out killing Nazis, filming it, and whoring it up with Ernest Hemmingway), the Roger Ebert bits, and the euro-socialist-counter-moralist rhetoric of Malcolm.

Don’t know which revision mine is. The filmed clip of Sting in the car with Paul Cook isn’t in my script.


24 posted on 04/04/2013 6:27:02 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Tanniker Smith; Revolting cat!

I liked Siskel and Ebert’s DOG OF THE WEEK. SOrt of a weekly dose of Michael Medved’s Golden Turkey Awards (which he compiled with his brother).

Let you know the weirdest at least commercially available cult film. I think John Waters’ Polyester (filmed in Odorama) made that cut. At least Rex Reed was able to get HIS pans of John Waters films on the poster (see Female Trouble).


25 posted on 04/04/2013 6:29:51 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: reaganaut; Revolting cat!
Am I the only one who is thinking ‘no great loss’?

I'm wondering if we'll be seeing an obit for the top Yelp! food critic or pitchfork music reviewer in the next 20 years.

26 posted on 04/04/2013 7:07:07 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Venturer
I hope you can toss Free throws better than Obama. 2 out of 20 is pretty bad .

I average about 70%, but that's without game pressure, since we play pick-up games without refs. I try to end each session with at least 20 free throws and don't leave until I've hit 5 straight. My favored attack is baseline cut, catch and reverse layup, right or left. Not a good ball handler so I don't drive much. Set a lot of picks & screens and get a good number of assists.

Love the game, been striving for adequate for years!

27 posted on 04/05/2013 6:52:07 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Venturer
I hope you can toss Free throws better than Obama. 2 out of 20 is pretty bad .

Even Dwight Howard can do better than that.

28 posted on 04/05/2013 6:53:02 AM PDT by dfwgator
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