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Roger Ebert: The Essential Man

 
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Rob Gonsalves
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:07 pm    Post subject: Roger Ebert: The Essential Man Reply with quote

Brilliant.

I don't cry easy. But the bit about Ebert's response to the Siskel tribute video being removed brought a tear.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup. Kinda wish Chaz wouldn't have edited herself there.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was also saddened by the picture, I know I could never go through what he has and still remain so grounded, but I am glad he is so happy...and writing the kind of quality and quantity that all of us can only dream of. My sister just has a thyroid biopsy that turned out benign; cancer is a terrifying disease.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, if I was saddened by the picture, I was sobbing during today's "Oprah." Ebert and his wife were on, and he looks so frail, I was in tears. The waterworks began again when the technology talked about in the Esquire article (being able to use his own voice, culled from all of his TV reviews) was played, and his wife heard his voice for the first time in years, aside from those TV shows. I'm sure the episode will be rerun, and there might be clips on oprah.com, so you might want to check it out if only to see the epitome of grace under immeasurable pressure and pain. He is truly an inspiration, whether you agree or not with his reviews!
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