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Roger Ebert's cancer is back

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Some sad news:
http://www.thewrap.com/movies/article/roger-ebert-takes-leave-presence-after-cancer-recurrence-83791
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I saw that today as well... Very sad. Regardless of his reviews, if I agree with them or not (I mostly do though), I have the greatest respect for him. Hopefully and even if he doesn't review 200+ films a year, I hope we'll have the pleasure to read them for many years to come. He's a true lover of cinema.
Edited by Morpheo - 4/3/13 at 6:11pm
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I hadn't seen this, but I'm not surprised. If you've noticed about 9/10's of the reviews on his website for the past 6 to 8 weeks have been by other reviewers.

I agree it's very sad as I've learned about about movies from him over the years. I really loved the way he and Gene Siskel could argue about movies and how two respected critics could have completely different ideas about a movie.

SMK
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A good and decent man who has made our world richer.

Best to you roger ebert
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Originally Posted by Morpheo View Post

I saw that today as well... Very sad. Regardless of his reviews, if I agree with them or not (I mostly do though), I have the greatest respect for him. Hopefully and even if he doesn't review 200+ films a year, I hope we'll have the pleasure to read them for many years to come. He's a true lover of cinema.
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I hadn't seen this, but I'm not surprised. If you've noticed about 9/10's of the reviews on his website for the past 6 to 8 weeks have been by other reviewers.

I agree it's very sad as I've learned about about movies from him over the years. I really loved the way he and Gene Siskel could argue about movies and how two respected critics could have completely different ideas about a movie.

SMK
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A good and decent man who has made our world richer.

Best to you roger ebert
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RIP Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert has died at age 70 after a recurrence of his cancer, according to the Chicago Sun-Times:
http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/17320958-418/roger-ebert-dies-at-70-after-battle-with-cancer.html
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He will be missed... RIP
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I has a sad.
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post #10 of 35
He died today. RIP Roger. frown.gif
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He died today. RIP Roger. frown.gif
A sad day for all true lovers of movies.
He will be missed....RIP, Big Guy.frown.gif
post #12 of 35
Roger Ebert certainly had an impact on the film industry and will certainly be missed AND remembered. God bless to his family and friends.
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Originally Posted by Closet Geek View Post

Roger Ebert certainly had an impact on the film industry and will certainly be missed AND remembered. God bless to his family and friends.


he and siskel changed the way movies are reviewed.

they were television pioneers in their genre.


i feel like i've lost a dear friend.
post #14 of 35
.I now what you mean he truly loved what he did.I think all movie fan's will miss him.frown.gif
Edited by johnbr - 4/4/13 at 10:44pm
post #15 of 35
That is so, so sad. frown.gif







...May I suggest changing the title of the thread, maybe for something simply like "Roger Ebert (1942-2013)"?
post #16 of 35
A 1978 article about Roger Ebert's original home theater inspired me to create mine. He had dual 35mm film projectors and a early triple-CRT video projector driven by a Sony Betamax VCR. I implemented a Kloss Videobeam triple-CRT front projection system driven by a Sharp VHS VCR and a C-Band satellite dish (called a "BUD" which stood for Big Ugly Dish), with an early Sony Surround Reciever.

I still remember the awe when the star cruiser from the opening scene of Star Wars swept by overhead and you heard it move from the back to the front. (The "Dolby ProLogic" surround sound was encoded into the VHS HiFi stereo audio tracks, and kinda worked.)

I had my projector in a dark basement and had a 6' by 8' image (diagonal 120") which was NTSC converted to 480p via an analog "line doubler". In the late '70's and Early '80's all of the "premium movie channels" broadcast clear unscrambled signals, all of this was free and the VCR even allowed you to timeshift it.

Ebert certainly was a major inspiration to many of us, and an early pioneer in the Home Theater hobby we all share.
Edited by Gary McCoy - 4/4/13 at 2:21pm
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Two thumbs down.
post #18 of 35
Cancer sucks. It's wiped out more people I know than I care to talk about.

Ebert wrote some of the funniest film reviews of all time. Actually, the ten funniest reviews would probably all be by Ebert. When he hated on a film, he could write one zinger after another. How many other writers can make you LOL from a written film review?
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May I suggest changing the title of the thread, maybe for something simply like "Roger Ebert (1942-2013)"?
MODERATOR:

Please change the title of this thread as Morpheo suggested.
post #20 of 35
RIP
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Originally Posted by Gary McCoy View Post

A 1978 article about Roger Ebert's original home theater inspired me to create mine. He had dual 35mm film projectors and a early triple-CRT video projector driven by a Sony Betamax VCR. I implemented a Kloss Videobeam triple-CRT front projection system driven by a Sharp VHS VCR and a C-Band satellite dish (called a "BUD" which stood for Big Ugly Dish), with an early Sony Surround Reciever.
I had the 6 1/2' version of the Kloss, I thought it was called Novabeam confused.gif And yes it was very cool for it's time(and I got quite good at converging it) I believe it used a Zenith chassis.
I too will miss Roger, been watching him on and off since the late 70s and for a while his show was on my local PBS channel in nice HD(although Roger was rarely on it) but it hadn't been on for over a year(not sure if they stopped making it or my local PBS channel stopped carrying it).

RIP Roger frown.gif
post #22 of 35
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I had the 6 1/2' version of the Kloss, I thought it was called Novabeam confused.gif And yes it was very cool for it's time(and I got quite good at converging it) I believe it used a Zenith chassis.
I too will miss Roger, been watching him on and off since the late 70s and for a while his show was on my local PBS channel in nice HD(although Roger was rarely on it) but it hadn't been on for over a year(not sure if they stopped making it or my local PBS channel stopped carrying it).

RIP Roger frown.gif

Both VideoBeam and NovaBeam are correct. When Henry Kloss sold the projector company to Advent Corporation, the VideoBeam name was used. Mine was a Walnut credenza, fairly substantial in size, and yes I too remember the convergence with the cross-hatched dot pattern.

And we are a couple of old farts who have been pursuing this hobby for 35 years.

I started watching Ebert in the original show Sneak Previews, continued in At the Movies and Siskel and Ebert, and finally Ebert Presents: At the Movies, where he used a series of guest hosts and reviewers, and his own reviews were voiced by Bill Kurtis..
post #23 of 35
Way back I used to LOVE Matinee At the Bijou. It drove a hunger for movies that still lives in my heart today. In those days before program guides and just 4 channels if the wind blew right I'd scan PBS for that show and eventually found Siskel and Ebert. Spot the Wonder Dog too.
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Way back I used to LOVE Matinee At the Bijou. It drove a hunger for movies that still lives in my heart today. In those days before program guides and just 4 channels if the wind blew right I'd scan PBS for that show and eventually found Siskel and Ebert. Spot the Wonder Dog too.
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BTW, here is his last review:
http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130327/REVIEWS/130329980
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post #28 of 35
Sad. Next drink is to him.
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Sad. Next drink is to him.
Amen.
I'll be toasting him tonite too.
post #30 of 35
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great post!

shows exactly why we'll miss him
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