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Roger Ebert (1942-2013)

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    Watch: William Friedkin Tributes Roger Ebert at Chicago Critics Film Festival, Recites Dylan Thomas

    Director William Friedkin, who revealed last month that his 1977 film "Sorcerer" has finally received a studio-funded digital restoration and will premiere at this year's Venice Film Festival, recently gave an impromptu tribute to Roger Ebert following a Q&A at the Chicago Critics Film Festival. He ...

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    Media Roundup: Multiple Changes in Movie Coverage

    The April 4 death of Roger Ebert unleashed an unprecedented outpouring of affection and appraisal. Ebert embodied the old and the new, the tough-nosed competitive reporter and film enthusiast as well as the new model internet communicator and brand-builder. On the one hand, he revealed as outmoded t...

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    Watch: Werner Herzog Talks Ebert as More Than a Critic and Soldier of Cinema on Charlie Rose (VIDEO)

    Director Werner Herzog has had a sad last couple of weeks, with the loss of his friends film critic Roger Ebert and documentarian Les Blank. Below, Herzog's thoughts on Ebert on Charlie Rose (he joins critics A.O. Scott and Dana Stevens), with quote highlights.

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    Watch: Roger Ebert's Memorial Tribute (VIDEO)

    Watch: Roger Ebert's Memorial Tribute (VIDEO)

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    "Roger, this is your happening, and it freaks me out!" Roger Ebert's Life Remembered In Sprawling Chicago Celebration

    Roger Ebert was remembered as a groundbreaking film critic, champion of independent cinema, dedicated journalist, internet pioneer, man of letters, public face of disability, and devoted husband and grandfather at a nearly three-hour memorial tribute in Chicago that included cameos by everyone from ...

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    Roger Ebert Remembered in Chicago By Family and Friends

    The three hour tribute from the Chicago Theatre featured tributes from John and Joan Cusack, Andrew Davis, Richard Roeper, and many more.

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    From the Wire: Ebert's Editor Remembers

    "He was unflappable in the face of pressure."

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    How 'Beyond the Valley of the Dolls' Reveals Roger Ebert's Values as a Film Critic

    The film may actually be a piece of film criticism by example.

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    'Roger's seals of approval validated the work we were doing': The Film Festival Community Remembers Roger Ebert

    'Roger's seals of approval validated the work we were doing': The Film Festival Community Remembers Roger Ebert

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    A Tribute to Roger Ebert From the Screenwriter of the Movie He Hated, Hated, Hated

    Alan Zweibel won three Emmys as a writer for the original cast of "Saturday Night Live" and a fourth as the writer of "The Paul Simon Special" in 1978 (he was also nominated as an "SNL" writer that year as well, meaning he either defeated himself or lost to himself, depending on your point-of-view)....

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