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Old 04-04-2013, 20:55
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Respected Chicago Sun Times movie critic Roger Ebert has died.

Sad news. Really enjoyed his reviews
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Old 04-04-2013, 20:57
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RIP I really admired his writing
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Old 04-04-2013, 20:59
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Sad news, often time disagreed with him, but he most always had something interesting to say.

Also, so much respect for the dignity with which he has dealt with his extensive health issues over the last few years.
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Old 04-04-2013, 21:01
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Very sad news. Not unexpected though. RIP Roger
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Old 04-04-2013, 21:03
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Should add he wrote books, tv shows and he was a Pulitzer Prize winner with a star on the Hollywood Walk of fame.
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Old 04-04-2013, 21:09
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The very greatest in my opinion. Films meant something to him.
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Old 04-04-2013, 21:10
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The Steven Spielberg of Film Criticism. While I don't think he's the best, he's certainly the most famous.
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Old 04-04-2013, 21:13
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He should have laid off the fatty foods
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Old 04-04-2013, 21:18
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He should have laid off the fatty foods
Yes I'm sure he consumed a lot of fatty foods via his feeding tube.
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Old 04-04-2013, 21:26
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He should have laid off the fatty foods
what an ignorant, ill informed post!

Just for your information:

Mr. Ebertís struggle with cancer, starting in 2002, gave him an altogether different public image ó as someone who refused to surrender to illness. Though he had operations for cancer of the thyroid, salivary glands and chin, lost his ability to eat, drink and speak (he was fed through a tube and a prosthesis partly obscured the loss of much of his chin) and became a gaunter version of his once-portly self, he continued to write reviews and commentary and published a cookbook he had started, on meals that could be made with a rice cooker.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/05/mo...anted=all&_r=0
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Old 04-04-2013, 21:28
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what an ignorant, ill informed post!

Just for your information:



http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/05/mo...anted=all&_r=0
You have to be a South Park fan to get it its a joke. Little bit ill timed though.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_E...he_Fatty_Foods

The episode has nothing to do with him actually that ones based on a Star Trek episode.
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Old 04-04-2013, 21:28
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I guess you guys aren't fans of South Park
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Old 04-04-2013, 21:31
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I guess you guys aren't fans of South Park
I'm not a fan of people coming in to the thread of someone who has just passed away purely to take the piss out of their death. The South Park thing was before all of his well documented health problems and hardly funny under the circumstances.
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Old 04-04-2013, 21:35
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Very sad news. I generally hate critics but Ebert was special - he had a charisma of sorts. He hit hard at films he hated but he wasn't an arse for the sake of it, and he just seemed a nice guy who loved his job. And even when he lost his voice he still had a wicked, self-deprecating sense of humour. I don't think it's a stretch at all to call him one of the greatest critics we've seen.
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Old 04-04-2013, 21:37
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Rest In Peace Roger
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Old 04-04-2013, 22:22
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Very sad news. I generally hate critics but Ebert was special - he had a charisma of sorts. He hit hard at films he hated but he wasn't an arse for the sake of it, and he just seemed a nice guy who loved his job. And even when he lost his voice he still had a wicked, self-deprecating sense of humour. I don't think it's a stretch at all to call him one of the greatest critics we've seen.
Yeah, that about sums him up. He had a good relationship with his late co-host on his film programme(Gene Siskel) and he seamed to have a genuine love of movies.

RIP Roger.
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Old 04-04-2013, 22:44
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RIP, the last I think I read on his page was his hip had broken and he was doing physio for it, had no idea his life was in danger.

He was having guest reviewers doing his movie reviews.
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Old 04-04-2013, 22:54
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He suffered terrible disfigurement as a result of his illness yet carried on his great work, A huge loss to film criticism.
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Old 04-04-2013, 23:04
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Shocked to have heard this. Very sad news indeed, a prolific film critic he was.

He'll be up there now with Gene bickering once again!
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Old 04-04-2013, 23:08
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Such a shame but not unexpected considering his declining heath. His reviews were always the ones I kept an eye out for and I usually agreed with them.

RIP Roger.
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Old 04-04-2013, 23:47
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I only read this morning that he was going to have to take it easy. I wonder if he knew it was close.
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Old 05-04-2013, 00:06
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Very very sad,it was him & his reviews that got me so into movies when I was a teenager
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:41
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He should have laid off the fatty foods
I actually loathe you for that comment. Shame. On. You.
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:55
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Very sad news and a genuine loss to film.

A clever, funny, brave and inspirational man. RIP Roger.
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:19
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Oh, I'm sorry to hear that.

I was aware of his name almost all my life, but he didn't leave a considerable impact until he stood and spoke in our defence at a Better Luck Tomorrow Q&A session at Sundance [YouTube video and Film Threat's report/transcript], which truly resonated with me. I liked and respected him since.

RIP Roger, and thank you so much for that time.
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