R.I.P. Roger Ebert
Damn. I remember watching Siskel and Ebert when I was like 5. I’d play this game where I’d try and guess what they’d give a movie before they started their review. I think it’s a big part of how I view movies as an adult. I didn’t always agree with all of his thoughts about particular movies or video games as art, the dude was one hell of a writer and paved the way for reviewers and critics of all mediums.

Ebert, 70, who reviewed movies for the Chicago Sun-Times for 46 years and on TV for 31 years, and who was without question the nation’s most prominent and influential film critic, died Thursday in Chicago. He had been in poor health over the past decade, battling cancers of the thyroid and salivary gland.
He lost part of his lower jaw in 2006, and with it the ability to speak or eat, a calamity that would have driven other men from the public eye. But Ebert refused to hide, instead forging what became a new chapter in his career, an extraordinary chronicle of his devastating illness that won him a new generation of admirers. “No point in denying it,” he wrote, analyzing his medical struggles with characteristic courage, candor and wit, a view that was never tinged with bitterness or self-pity.
Always technically savvy — he was an early investor in Google — Ebert let the Internet be his voice. His rogerebert.com had millions of fans, and he received a special achievement award as the 2010 “Person of the Year” from the Webby Awards, which noted that “his online journal has raised the bar for the level of poignancy, thoughtfulness and critique one can achieve on the Web.” His Twitter feeds had 827,000 followers.
Ebert was both widely popular and professionally respected. He not only won a Pulitzer Prize — the first film critic to do so — but his name was added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005, among the movie stars he wrote about so well for so long. His reviews were syndicated in hundreds of newspapers worldwide.

R.I.P. Roger Ebert

Damn. I remember watching Siskel and Ebert when I was like 5. I’d play this game where I’d try and guess what they’d give a movie before they started their review. I think it’s a big part of how I view movies as an adult. I didn’t always agree with all of his thoughts about particular movies or video games as art, the dude was one hell of a writer and paved the way for reviewers and critics of all mediums.

Ebert, 70, who reviewed movies for the Chicago Sun-Times for 46 years and on TV for 31 years, and who was without question the nation’s most prominent and influential film critic, died Thursday in Chicago. He had been in poor health over the past decade, battling cancers of the thyroid and salivary gland.

He lost part of his lower jaw in 2006, and with it the ability to speak or eat, a calamity that would have driven other men from the public eye. But Ebert refused to hide, instead forging what became a new chapter in his career, an extraordinary chronicle of his devastating illness that won him a new generation of admirers. “No point in denying it,” he wrote, analyzing his medical struggles with characteristic courage, candor and wit, a view that was never tinged with bitterness or self-pity.

Always technically savvy — he was an early investor in Google — Ebert let the Internet be his voice. His rogerebert.com had millions of fans, and he received a special achievement award as the 2010 “Person of the Year” from the Webby Awards, which noted that “his online journal has raised the bar for the level of poignancy, thoughtfulness and critique one can achieve on the Web.” His Twitter feeds had 827,000 followers.

Ebert was both widely popular and professionally respected. He not only won a Pulitzer Prize — the first film critic to do so — but his name was added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005, among the movie stars he wrote about so well for so long. His reviews were syndicated in hundreds of newspapers worldwide.

blog comments powered by Disqus
  1. charlesleo reblogged this from albotas
  2. squizzum reblogged this from albotas
  3. polyreaper reblogged this from albotas
  4. radikalflash reblogged this from albotas
  5. rthyland reblogged this from albotas
  6. raisinbman reblogged this from albotas
  7. omg-zerglings reblogged this from albotas and added:
    Poor Roger. Rest in peace, you deserve it.
  8. holkusmash reblogged this from albotas
  9. thatsprettywizard reblogged this from albotas
  10. truckerscorner reblogged this from albotas and added:
    Another person I grew up watching dies. I’m starting to feel old
  11. limerentgeek reblogged this from albotas
  12. dungeonmaster11 reblogged this from albotas
  13. downrightdebonaire reblogged this from albotas
  14. notoriousgeorge reblogged this from albotas and added:
    When one speaks the truth on you, it’s a compliment,even when truth is not complimentary — ng
  15. kte3 reblogged this from albotas
  16. queenie97 reblogged this from albotas
  17. randomwhisky reblogged this from fuchsimeon
  18. anoddguy reblogged this from albotas
  19. joshuashanks reblogged this from albotas
  20. indy-rex reblogged this from albotas
  21. ratqueen reblogged this from fuchsimeon