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

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood April 16, 2013 at 11:40AM

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 recited Dylan Thomas' "And Death Shall Have No Dominion." Watch below.
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William Friedkin
William Friedkin

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 recited Dylan Thomas' "And Death Shall Have No Dominion." Watch below.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.