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#1 Javery

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 07:52 PM

I know he had health problems but he wasn't that old...

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#2 MushaOne

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 07:56 PM

I wonder if his death can be considered art?

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 07:57 PM

I know he had health problems but he wasn't that old...


I thought I just saw a yahoo story in the last 24 hours stating that he was having problems with his legs but released a statement saying he was going to continue with his work...

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 07:59 PM

I give this thread a big thumbs down.
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:00 PM

http://www.chicagotr...,0,602338.story
This is quite sad, but not very surprising as he was battling many health problems. He couldn't eat and speak because of a surgery to remove his cancer. And recently the news said he was battling another form of cancer.
My condolences to his family.

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#6 Javery

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:00 PM

I thought I just saw a yahoo story in the last 24 hours stating that he was having problems with his legs but released a statement saying he was going to continue with his work...


Yup - according to THIS article, he released a statement to that effect on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, Mr. Ebert blogged that he had suffered a recurrence of cancer following a hip fracture suffered in December, and would be taking “a leave of presence.” In the blog essay, marking his 46th anniversary of becoming the Sun-Times film critic, Ebert wrote “I am not going away. My intent is to continue to write selected reviews but to leave the rest to a talented team of writers hand-picked and greatly admired by me.”


Crazy if he really deteriorated that fast.

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#7 Spokker

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:06 PM

I think 70 is a good age for him all things considered. He had the cancer, the fracture and a history of obesity.

I liked that he pushed the art of animation and although most anime is godawful, he praised and advocated for the good stuff in America. I didn't agree with all of his political views but I always enjoyed what he had to say. My favorite moments are from when he (with Siskel and without) were on the Howard Stern Show.

I'm probably going to read 20 articles about this right now.

#8 Calinks

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:10 PM

Daaamn man. That hurts. I loved watching At The Movies. Even when Roper took over. I always hoped Ebert would recover.
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#9 pitfallharry219

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:13 PM

Sad stuff. I always enjoyed watching At the Movies late at night. Cancer sucks. He looked pretty rough towards the end after surgery, like one of the puppets from the Genesis "Land of Confusion" video. I can't even imagine going through something like that.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:18 PM

Yup - according to THIS article, he released a statement to that effect on Tuesday.



Crazy if he really deteriorated that fast.


Not certain if the cause of death was due to the cancer or if something else happened.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:19 PM

Hope he gets to say hi to Siskel. RIP.


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:34 PM

I didn't always agree with his reviews/opinions, but film criticism has lost an icon. Maybe, in "heaven" he'll get to watch Anaconda over and over, for eternity, because, apparently he loved that shit. http://rogersworst.b...conda-1997.html

But, in all seriousness, it's sad to see him go. He fought a good fight.
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:57 PM

yea was on the news last night or the other night his cancer came back..... Sorry to see him go
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 09:03 PM

Didn't know he had really bad cancer near the end. Decided to go to YouTube to see what kind of condition he was in. Did he do something seriously fucked up that I was unaware of? There was a shit ton of pretty acerbic comments celebrating he was dead rather than the normal R.I.P.. I mean even more caustic than a typical YouTube comment thread normally is.
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 09:14 PM

I wonder if his death can be considered art?


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#16 Spokker

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 09:51 PM

Did he do something seriously fucked up that I was unaware of?

He said video games are not art.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 09:53 PM

Son of a bitch. RIP.
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 11:30 PM

I actually had the pleasure of meeting him about 7 or 8 years ago when he still did his show with Roeper. Damn shame. I have nothing but respect for the man. Watch his review of Graveyard of the Fireflies.



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 11:38 PM

Hope he gets better!

you are a pillar of the video game/gaming community. 

 

 

Thanks you are truly a pillar of the community!

 

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 11:46 PM

Hope he gets better!

what an insensitive assholeish thing to say
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 11:47 PM

While I didn't agree with some of his views or reviews (especially regarding video games), he was a fantastic writer, the kind who actually considers the point he's making and the turn of the phrase in a way more internet hacks simply don't. As a lifelong Mark Twain fan, I enjoy newspapermen who can add some wit and intelligence instead of just stating "this is how this was."

Pity he passed right after Bioshock Infinite released - it's a good bet for the next "See, video games are art!" argument, especially compared to the garbage in the movies lately.

Here are some good Ebert quotes:

“Every great film should seem new every time you see it.”

“No matter what they're charging to get in, it's worth more to get out.”

“No good movie is too long and no bad movie is short enough.”

“If he's going to persist in making bad movies, he's going to have to grow accustomed to reading bad reviews.” -- referring to Rob Schneider in “Deuce Bigelow: European Gigolo.”

“To say that George Lucas cannot write a love scene is an understatement; greeting cards have expressed more passion.”

“Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you.”

“I’ve seen audits that were more thrilling.” -- referring to “Crocodile Dundee II.”

“If you have to ask what it symbolizes, it didn't.”

“I stopped taking notes on my Palm Pilot and started playing the little chess game.” -- referring to “Masterminds.”

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:11 AM

Thumbs up, Mr. Ebert.

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#23 Spokker

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:13 AM

If Ebert had played Bioshock Infinite he probably would have pointed out all the plot holes and the illogical world they crafted. The whole story is still a mess no matter how good the art design is.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:23 AM

On average 155,000 people die per day. Roger Ebert is only 1 of those people.

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#25 pitfallharry219

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:27 AM

gargus?

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:28 AM

Ding dong.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:48 AM

He wrote a book with Gene Siskel (also R.I.P.) that talked about film aspect ratios and the like. I got it from the library, and it really made me think. The fact that movies are filmed in different heights and widths never occurred to me before that. Also, they were talking on the radio about who is left to helm the "Great Chicago Media Icon" trophy these days, and they came up with Oprah. Ok. But really, losing Ebert hits me hard. Richard Roeper, his onetime sidekick carries his torch, but Ebert dying is like Bozo dying. Whichever Bozo you prefer. And my brother is Wizzo's stepson-in-law (or something to that effect), so I should know!
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Posted 05 April 2013 - 02:39 AM

On average 155,000 people die per day. Roger Ebert is only 1 of those people.

I couldn't give any more of a Fuck less.


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Posted 05 April 2013 - 02:47 AM


I couldn't give any more of a Fuck less.


What the hell is a Fuck less? If it's less of a Fuck, where x = Fuck, then is the equation x - y where y is the unknown variable of being less than a Fuck? And how could you give any more than that to begin with? That would imply you would give a Fuck or x but you certainly can not when x - y does not equal x.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 03:00 AM

On average 155,000 people die per day. Roger Ebert is only 1 of those people.

I couldn't give any more of a Fuck less.


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