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"Write Fast" - B. Ruby Rich Remembers Roger Ebert

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 7, 2013 12:05 PM
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Here's another wonderful tribute to the legendary critic.

Indiewire Celebrates the Best of Roger Ebert

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 5, 2013 4:14 PM
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The staff of Indiewire and Criticwire share their favorite Ebert essays, reviews, videos, and more.

Roger Ebert, In His Own Words, on the Education of a Film Critic

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 5, 2013 1:50 PM
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Ebert, in his own words, describes how he discovered many classic films, in this essay from Emanuel Levy's book, "Citizen Sarris: American Film Critic."

Life Before 'Life Itself:' Ebert's Pre-Critic Life in His Own Words

  • By Steve Greene
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  • April 5, 2013 12:55 PM
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On Ebert's remarkable writing about his own life, and about the connection between love and nostalgia.

Selected Obituaries For Roger Ebert

  • By Forrest Cardamenis
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  • April 5, 2013 11:49 AM
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A collection of links to longer obituaries for the beloved Chicago Sun-Times critic.

That One Time Siskel Pranked Ebert

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 5, 2013 10:55 AM
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"At the Movies" producer David Plummer shares a great story about Gene and Roger.

Film Critics Remember Roger Ebert

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 5, 2013 9:17 AM
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Memories and appreciations from some of the men and women he inspired.

Thank You Roger Ebert

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 4, 2013 7:39 PM
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  • 6 Comments
(From Your Biggest Fan.)

Roger Ebert Dies After Battle With Cancer

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 4, 2013 3:55 PM
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  • 2 Comments
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 died. He was 70 years old. According to Variety, the cause was "complications from cancer."

From the Wire: Critics and Twitter, Where An Instant Lasts Forever

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 4, 2013 2:54 PM
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  • 1 Comment
Twitter captures spontaneous 140 character commentary. But as an article on The Awl reminds us, those comments last forever.

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