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Wherever you are, I hope your popcorn is hot, your Coke is cold, the picture's in focus, the blacks are black, the color is accurate, the audience quiet, the writing good, the editing crisp, the cinematography lush, the acting real and the story captivating. Enjoy your pictures sir and thank you.


*Sorry for the off-topic post, mods move it if you want. I don't come here much anymore but this is where I used to post when I did. Just felt the need to say something.


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A fitting post on an AV forum. Well said.
 

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I sometimes liked Mr. Ebert's reviews, but I found I liked the movies Gene Siskel recommended more often.


I do have an issue with movie critics, Mr. Ebert included. Basically, their moviegoing frequency is much more often than the average. This puts them in the mindset of looking for a different kind of story. For example, I just watched "Who's that Knocking at my Door" - an old Harvey Keitel movie. It was directed by Scorcese and reviewed glowingly by Ebert. It was in black and white. The story was disconnected and left me wondering why I watched it. Critics tend to like those kinds of movies because they go to movies so much, they end up craving something, anything that has a different tone or look. That is not the typical mindset of the average moviegoer.


What Mr. Ebert should be remembered for is his fight against cancer. Up until the end he remained positive and optimistic. A lot might have just given up. As far as his reviews, I give Roger Ebert three out of five stars. As far as his fight against cancer, I give him two "thumbs up" .
 
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