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Post  katesti on Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:16 pm

I think this AO Scott piece is one of the best that's been written in the last day or so.

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Post  queenofdenile on Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:48 am

I may have posted this in the last Snarkfest, but this is something my second cousin wrote a few years ago, about how Ebert made a wish come true for her dying grandfather.

Such a good critic. Such a good man.
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Post  Morning Angel on Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:46 am

katesti wrote:I think this AO Scott piece is one of the best that's been written in the last day or so.

People have been passing it around on Twitter. A really lovely tribute. Also, the correction at the bottom of the article really made me chuckle.

queenofdenile wrote:I may have posted this in the last Snarkfest, but this is something my second cousin wrote a few years ago, about how Ebert made a wish come true for her dying grandfather.

Such a good critic. Such a good man.

I just read that, and it made me tear up. What a wonderful story. (Plus, it reminded me of my dad, who is not a very frequent movie watcher but loves horses and horse racing. He watched "Secretariat" with me and loved it. :))
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Post  Agent Sculder on Sat Apr 06, 2013 5:59 pm

Grantland's film critic Wesley Morris also has a really good piece about him up. The end of the article totally set me off again.

To echo what so many of people have said here, I think a big reason why Roger was and is so beloved is because he wasn't a film snob. What mattered was being entertained, and that was more important than a film being really smart. I always felt like his taste in movies was the closest to my own, and usually if he liked a movie, I knew I would probably like it too. There are so many movies I might not have otherwise seen without his reviews. And I've realized there isn't one other critic out there who I trust as much as I him. I always thought it was awesome that he could enjoy a good action movie as much as an arty foreign film.

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Post  xyzzy on Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:42 pm

The thing I loved about Ebert is that he knew stuff. Not just about movies, but about art, literature, and life. He could draw eloquent conclusions about popcorn or indie films without being a snobbish jackass. I did have a major disagreement with him about the potential for games to be art--primarily because he admitted to not really playing games, not because he was of that opinion.

I'll miss him so much. His reviews were always the first I turned to after watching a movie. I don't know that anyone will ever fill that void. (Though I could argue that Quentin Tarantino is probably the film historian that Ebert was, he is certainly no critic.)
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Post  The Dude on Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:21 am

I'd put Scorsese up there too.

Seconded on what a polymath Ebert was. He was a fixture at conferences at CU and I made a point of going to a few of his panels and regardless of the subject he was never at a loss on any of them.

"Two Thumbs up" was such a valuable short-hand back in the day. It was worth giving a shot and not from a blurb whore.

Even if you never saw movies Siskel and Ebert could be entertaining. what I think the modern TV debate format misses from that show is that the guys would agree fairly often and the tension came from Gene and Roger having passion about the subject as opposed to a contrived train wreck.

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Post  Jude on Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:42 pm

I thought I'd share this cartoon from the other day.

Let it be so.

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Post  whatthedeuce on Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:44 pm

They're reunited out there somewhere. Definitely two big thumbs up!

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Post  The Dude on Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:08 pm

Westborough will be picketing his funeral. It's almost like a shrill badge of honor at this point.
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Post  Carrie Ann on Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:47 pm

I think his funeral was yesterday? Not sure if WBC made it or not.
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Post  The Glen on Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:48 pm

It was yesterday, wasn't it? I don't think they turned up in the end.

Edit: jinx!

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Post  Coneycat on Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:14 am

queenofdenile wrote:I may have posted this in the last Snarkfest, but this is something my second cousin wrote a few years ago, about how Ebert made a wish come true for her dying grandfather.

Such a good critic. Such a good man.

Oh shit. I should not have read that first thing this morning. I had better wash my face and bathe my eyes before my office mates arrive. What a wonderful story.

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Post  chick binewski on Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:21 pm

Wildog27 wisely started a thread for Tilda yesterday, posting this, but I wanted to add it to Roger's thread too.

That video makes me laugh and cry; Tilda is awesome and Ebert was on the nose about Chaz - she is indeed a goddess.
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