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Roger Ebert Remembered in Chicago By Family and Friends

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 12, 2013 12:45 AM
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The three hour tribute from the Chicago Theatre featured tributes from John and Joan Cusack, Andrew Davis, Richard Roeper, and many more.

From the Wire: Ebert's Editor Remembers

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 11, 2013 6:29 PM
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"He was unflappable in the face of pressure."

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

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 11, 2013 3:30 PM
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The film may actually be a piece of film criticism by example.

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

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 10, 2013 12:00 PM
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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). He worked on the cult favorite "It's Garry Shandling's Show" and co-wrote the movie version of "Dragnet" with Dan Aykroyd. He's had an fine career with some major achievements.

Watch: Roger Ebert and the First Satellite Theater Network Broadcast

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 9, 2013 1:21 PM
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Plus: check out the beautifully redesigned RogerEbert.com.

The Criticwire Survey: Ebert's Greatest Criticism

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 8, 2013 10:05 AM
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What's Roger Ebert's greatest piece of film criticism? Some excellent picks in this week's Criticwire Survey.

"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.