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Roger Ebert (1942-2013)

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    Roger Ebert: R.I.P., a Critic and a Journalist

    The great journalists tower over their professions by the virtue of their ability and their charisma. Roger Ebert, who died on Thursday at the age of 70, did that in film criticism.

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    Watch Roger Ebert's Moving 2010 Appearance On 'Oprah' + His Spirited 2011 TED Talk

    I'm sure you've all heard heard that universally-loved film critic Roger Ebert passed away today, in Chicago, a few days after revealing that cancer had returned to his body.

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    ROGER EBERT: MORE THAN JUST A CRITIC

    I’m still in a state of shock over the news of Roger Ebert’s death, at age 70, so soon after going public about the recurrence of cancer in his system—and promising to file reviews as often as possible. That’s the Roger Ebert I’m thinking about right now: not the influential critic or the lifelong n...

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    Thank You Roger Ebert

    (From Your Biggest Fan.)

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    Director Steven James Says In Production Doc On Roger Ebert Produced By Martin Scorsese Will Be Completed

    As the remembrances, anecdotes, fond memories continue to pour out for the late Roger Ebert, in a way, he's not really gone. His voluminous archives of reviews and blog posts will provide plenty of Ebert to explore for years to come, and in case you forgot, among the many projects the critic was inv...

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    This Video Shows Exactly What We Lost With the Death of Roger Ebert

    This is why we loved him: Not only was he an unparalleled film lover and scholar, but he was fearless and outspoken, without grandstanding.

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    Director Steve James Vows to Finish Ebert Doc 'Life Itself'

    In the fall of last year it was reported that Roger Ebert's memoir "Life Itself," chronicling his struggle and recovery from alcohol addiction and his long running battles with thyroid cancer, would be adapted into a documentary by "Hoop Dreams" director Steve James. Ebert was a huge fan of "Hoop Dr...

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    R.I.P. Roger Ebert (1942-2013)

    This afternoon brings some heartbreaking, sad news, for anyone even remotely a fan of the movies or cinema in general. Legendary, groundbreaking and influential film critic, writer and author Roger Ebert has passed away at the age of 70.

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    Obit: Roger Ebert was a Superman

    Sad news. Roger Ebert has died of complications of cancer. The legendary and indefatigable Pulitzer-prize-winning film critic had announced Tuesday that he was taking a "leave of presence," per his journal on the Chicago Sun-Times. Since December he had been recovering in a Chicago rehab facility fr...

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    Roger Ebert Dies After Battle With Cancer

    I don't have many details yet -- and frankly all I want to do right now instead of finding them is to go in a quiet corner somewhere and cry for a while -- but the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting, both on Twitter and their website, that their film critic for more than forty years, Roger Ebert, has di...

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