Skip to comments.Ebert: Cancer returns, taking 'leave of presence'
Posted on 04/03/2013 6:59:29 AM PDT by libstripper
CHICAGO (AP) Acclaimed film critic Roger Ebert said he's been diagnosed with cancer again and that he will scale back his prolific writing of movie reviews while undergoing radiation treatment.
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The prognosis doesn’t look good at all. Prayers up and hopes that Mr. Ebert knows as much peace as is possible in the times ahead.
He’s been a real trooper. Sorry to hear this.
Looks like a Siskel & Ebert reunion is in the works.
I know just the radiation treatment for him.
I’m sorry, but the contempt that liberals show people like me, and the outright war on liberties causes me to see them as enemies, not as fellow Americans.
God bless him.
How hard is it to be a film critic? Sounds like the easiest job in the world.
He’s a writer. Is writing the easiest job in the world?
No sympathy from me.He’s a worthless Communist punk.
He's very talented.
"God *save* him" would be more appropriate.
Depends on whether the Lord gives them "two thumbs up" or "two thumbs down".
Worthless? He’s contributed a lot to the film culture in the U.S.
AKA the day job he should've stayed with, as opposed to using his notoriety to attack Sarah Palin, Tea Partiers, and conservatives in general.
That and producing such gems as “Beyond the Valley of the Dolls.”
I have. I value his input on movies. Every film he puts down is the one I will see.
So you must hate The Third Man, The Godfather, Citizen Kane, The Wild Bunch...
Yes, he wrote the screenplay for "Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens." (he really did)
Anyway, cancer sucks. I wish Mr. Ebert peace.
I wish him as much peace as possible before passing from this earth. I pray he uses his last moments to become right with The Lord. Have mercy on his soul.
He’s pretty serious about his Catholicism from what I’ve heard.
I totally disagree with him but I wish him the best. Only a very few of the worst monsters in history deserve what he’s going through; Ebert certainly doesn’t. Good luck to him.
Looking at a picture of him, his face all disfigured, brings nothing but sympathy for him. I cannot imagine going through life like that.
Regardless of his political views, I pray for his health and recovery.
I can't say I wouldn't likewise be inconsolably bitter should the same thing happen to me, but I hope that I wouldn't make a spectacular ass out of myself that greatly mitigates any sympathy towards me like how I regard Roger Ebert right now.
So here's your prayer from me, Roger: 'Good luck with that thing you got'.
While I sympathize with his struggle, perhaps he’ll concentrate on getting well instead of loosing his lib dim rants on how the rest of us should live...good luck, Ebert.
Not exactly a glowing legacy. However, he has fought his disease with courage and dignity, and I wish him well...
How about if someone had contributed to the musical culture or the literary culture? Would that be better?
yawn........ click on mouse... close screen... next news item....
You’re all class.
thanks for bringing a little class to Freerepublic. Many here seem to forget what it means. You abviouly take a break from the doom and gloom to live life with compasssion and joy.
That would obviously depend on the specifics of his contribution, i.e., whether it advanced our culture in a positive way. In other words, were he a piano virtuoso, yes; if he were a gangsta rapper, no....
His contribution is scholarly. Introducing many little known film and national cinematic traditions to people who would not have otherwise known about them.
And in the process, he promoted both filth as well as some worthwhile work. While your mileage may vary, I'll take Michael Medved any day. Cheers....
Like what? One of his initial claims to fame was publicly objecting to slasher films. Medved doesn’t really have a sense of the medium.
Contributing to "film culture" is a *good* thing? I suspect that you'd disagree with me when I say that over the last 60+ years 99.9% of what's come out of Hollywood has been absolute garbage.
You could say the same thing about books and music...and just about everything else. As Sturgeon’s Law states...85% of everything is crap. The point is to focus on the best.
I have neither the time nor the inclination to go into a blow-by-blow criticism of Ebert's career. However, his contributions were not solely of the scholarly variety. For example, his "work" with Russ Meyer was also among his initial claims to fame, and that pretty much sums it up with me in terms of the cultural argument. There's also the fawning encouragement of the disinformation campaigns of Michael Moore and algore.
Not being the artsy type, I'm not sure exactly what you mean by Medved not having a "sense of the medium", but that's fine. You obviously have a much more positive opinion of Ebert than I, but I assure you that I'll get over it, as I'm confident that my opinion of Ebert will cause you no lasting harm. Regards....
In general, I like his reviews. His taste in films is very much like the average guys. He goes wrong only when he gets into politics. Very ideological. I once had an exchange with him about Gods and Generals, He refused to acknowledge that black slavery was not as totally black as he thought, that it was in the Tidewater no worse than the Russian serfdom portrayed in novels.
What percentage of movies that come out do you think are actually worth watching? Now think about all those other ones, and think about HAVING to watch them, and watch them closely enough to write a cohesive commentary on them. While it’s certainly not a physically demanding job, the emotional toll of having to watch every piece of crap Michael Bay spews out is epic. The Geneva convention wouldn’t allow you to do that to a POW.
Actually your take on Ebert has wounded me deeply. Just kidding.
I am just happy that he is going away. However it happens is good with me. Now, if Pelosi and Reid would just get lost, I would be a very happy girl.
Liberalism is a cancer on our great country. Since Ebert has chosen to help spread that cancer in his works and has been so vicious towards anyone who disagrees with him I see this as his own evil coming back to consume him.
His illness is a terrible one, but I can not shed a tear for the fact that he chose to be an enemy to the very things I hold dear makes him an enemy to me.
The only thing I can wish for him is that he goes quickly.
He will not be given sympathy from me.
Ok, I get your point here. Let me ask, do you believe that Dick Cheney contributed at least as much, or more, then Roger? It’s a false litmus test imho, the rabid left would love to see him suffer even more than he already hes (his heart issues).
The left dancing on the suffering and ultimate graves of those on our side of the aisle.
I won’t partake in any snark regarding this mans demise, but please, don’t chastise those who see him for the vile man he has become. His history is quite ugly.
Youre all class....
I’ve been told that. Oh and as far as Ebert. I’m a mirror to him. I’ll go ahead and respond to you.
Palin showin’ her vote-gettin’ genius by stickin’ up for the little fatsos. Patriots have a right to pig out.
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I just have nothing to really say about him. More worried about my buddies in Afghanistan and maybe Turkminestan. Same thing when any of these libs pass. I’ll worry as much as they do when a soldier or sailor is killed.... which really isn’t much now is it? He’s a Catholic I think. So I gather he can make himself right by the big guy upstairs and join Teddy K and the rest of the right thinking libs wherever they end up.
I suspect you’d want me to “pray for him”. I’ll let you do that for me.
The times I get on my knees and ask the man for guidance and hope, I”ll do it for someone I know, not some faceless public figure that means nothing to me. I really could care less if any or all the libs pass away. We’re all going to die and my praying for him would really be even more hypocritical than I am normally.
So I would compound a useless prayer, with the Lord knowing I don’t give a sh#t about him dying and saying I’m praying for him in order to give the appearance of benevolent Christianity and the facade of compassion for Ebert. When it matters more to me what the weather is outside, if friends are in harm’s way or if my family is safe and sound.... if there is rust on some outside sprinkler heads....in other words there are about a million other things that I care about than this fella.
I just wanted to put it on the thread as such. Kinda like if you can’t say nothing nice about someone...just ....click and go on by.
Of course he has. I wouldn’t cheer the death of anyone except rapists and murderers.
Not if you're any good at it.