Skip to comments.Movie critic Roger Ebert dies
Posted on 04/04/2013 3:01:13 PM PDT by libstripper
CHICAGO (AP) Roger Ebert, the most famous and most popular film reviewer of his time who also became the first journalist to win a Pulitzer Prize for movie criticism, and on his long-running TV program, wielded the nation's most influential thumb, died Thursday. He was 70.
Ebert, who had been a film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times since 1967, died early Thursday afternoon at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, his office said. He had announced on his blog Wednesday that he was undergoing radiation treatment after a recurrence of cancer.
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He was the last of his type. No media critic of any kind will ever have that kind of influence.
A great film critic.
An irritating lib in all other matters, yes.
But a great critic.
Did he die again?
Think of it as a sequel.
He outlived Siskel by 14 years, despite by born 4 years earlier. He had a good run...
I agree, Ebert was a first rate writer when he stuck to his subject, the movies. When he wandered to other topics, he was usually just wrong, and sometimes obnoxiously so. But he showed great fortitude in enduring his awful cancer. RIP.
I must disagree, this guy would give away plot twists and once gave away a movie ending and that’s when I stopped watching.
I preferred Ebert's TV show. I enjoyed the clips back in the days when that was the only place you could find them.
I searched on the article’s title and didn’t find it.
In 1998, Siskel underwent surgery for a cancerous brain tumor he died three years later
****** Both were very good for that era when Hollywood culture and films fit into my life but now Hollywood is formulaic and alien leftists to me
Condolences to family and friends of Roger Ebert
The book was released 2011. Maybe he found this out really late...and, unlike some critics, at least didn’t automatically dump on a film to make himself feel better.
The Chicago Sun-Times published a tribute that ended with a fitting quote from his memoir “Life Itself: A Memoir”: “’Kindness’ covers all of my political beliefs. No need to spell them out. I believe that if, at the end, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, and something to make ourselves a little happier, that is about the best we can do. To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts. We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try. I didn’t always know this and am happy I lived long enough to find it out.”
Certainly his was always the first review I would seek out.
And he introduced me to Miyazaki for which I'll always be grateful.
Siskel was better and Ebert was one of the more obnoxious and uninformed celebrity liberals.
And just think, as soon a a dozen or so articles show up and push this one off the first page, there will be another article just like this one!
Even though he has died, years from now you will be able to check active voter roles in Chicago and there he will be, Roger Ebert, Democrat.
Agree, Siskel was better when it came to reviewing films — but re his politics: I lost all respect for Ebert when he began trashing Palin, calling her a liar, claiming someone else wrote her blogs and tweets, AND calling FOR the WTC mosque to be built. Celebrity liberal is a pretty good title for him. But oh yeah, RIP.............
I guess ole Roger isn’t mocking all those Catholic altar boys (as he used to be, himself) now.
May God have mercy on his soul. Anyway.