History Creator / RogerEbert

17th Sep '17 10:27:27 AM Jeduthun
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* {{Dissimile}}: "'''Film/CharliesAngels'' is like the trailer for a video game movie, lacking only the video game, and the movie."
15th Sep '17 10:25:45 PM jamespolk
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** In his [[http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/heavens-gate-1981 scathing review]] of notorious flop ''Film/HeavensGate'', he calls out as ridiculous the scene where Creator/ChristopherWalken's character, trapped in a burning cabin that's under siege by the bad guys, writes a farewell letter to his friends. While ''Heaven's Gate'' was a heavily fictionalized version of the "Johnson County War", this scene actually happened in RealLife.
27th Aug '17 3:23:02 PM eroock
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-->--'''Roger Ebert''' on ''Film/DeuceBigalow: European Gigolo,'' a movie on his [[RogerEbertMostHatedFilmList most hated film list.]]

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-->--'''Roger -->-- '''Roger Ebert''' on ''Film/DeuceBigalow: European Gigolo,'' a movie on his [[RogerEbertMostHatedFilmList most hated film list.]]
16th Aug '17 10:31:18 PM MickJamesSupaFreak
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->''"As chance would have it, I have won the UsefulNotes/PulitzerPrize, and so I am qualified. Speaking in my official capacity as a Pulitzer Prize winner, Mr. Schneider, [[SophisticatedAsHell your movie sucks]]."''

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->''"As chance would have it, I have won the UsefulNotes/PulitzerPrize, and so I am qualified. Speaking in my official capacity as a Pulitzer Prize winner, [[Creator/RobSchneider Mr. Schneider, Schneider]], [[SophisticatedAsHell your movie sucks]]."''
9th Aug '17 7:13:24 AM Jeduthun
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Ebert loved movies, and this was shown in his reviews. He was a fairly lenient critic[[note]] One would be certain to think that if one went by [[http://www.metacritic.com/critic/roger-ebert his Metacritic profile;]] his average score for the 4,069 reviews that aggregator cites him as having written is around 71 percent, nearly twelve percentage points higher than the site's average. [[/note]] who liked a range of genres. [[CausticCritic However, his wrath, when deployed, was legendary.]] He published three compilations of bad reviews: ''[[Film/{{North}} I Hated, Hated, HATED This Movie!]]'' (reviews published in 1999 and earlier), ''[[Film/DeuceBigalow Your Movie Sucks]]'' (reviews published from 200006) and ''[[Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen A Horrible Experience of Unbearable Length]]'' (reviews published from 200611). He printed annual compilations of his movie reviews from TheEighties onward, and wrote three books of essays about his favorite movies entitled ''The Great Movies''. These essays also available on his website in a condensed form. He also wrote Literature/EbertsGlossaryOfMovieTerms, ''Ebert's Little Movie Glossary'' and ''Ebert's Bigger Little Movie Glossary,'' which are books of FilmTropes in ''Literature/TheDevilsDictionary'' form. (An even bigger movie glossary is on his web page.) They could be considered a proto Wiki/TVTropes in a sense (and the {{Trope Namer|s}} for many).

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Ebert loved movies, and this was shown in his reviews. He was a fairly lenient critic[[note]] One would be certain to think that if one went by critic[[note]]On [[http://www.metacritic.com/critic/roger-ebert his Metacritic profile;]] profile]], his average score for the 4,069 reviews that aggregator cites him as having written is around 71 percent, nearly twelve percentage points higher than the site's average. average.[[/note]] who liked a range of genres. [[CausticCritic However, his wrath, when deployed, was legendary.]] He published three compilations of bad reviews: ''[[Film/{{North}} I Hated, Hated, HATED This Movie!]]'' (reviews published in 1999 and earlier), ''[[Film/DeuceBigalow Your Movie Sucks]]'' (reviews published from 200006) and ''[[Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen A Horrible Experience of Unbearable Length]]'' (reviews published from 200611). He printed annual compilations of his movie reviews from TheEighties onward, and wrote three books of essays about his favorite movies entitled ''The Great Movies''. These essays also available on his website in a condensed form. He also wrote Literature/EbertsGlossaryOfMovieTerms, ''Ebert's Little Movie Glossary'' and ''Ebert's Bigger Little Movie Glossary,'' which are books of FilmTropes in ''Literature/TheDevilsDictionary'' form. (An even bigger movie glossary is on his web page.) They could be considered a proto Wiki/TVTropes in a sense (and the {{Trope Namer|s}} for many).
31st Jul '17 11:34:55 AM ChaoticNovelist
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He was one of the major opponents to Colorization. He often liked DeliberatelyMonochrome films, and ones that were monochrome because of when they were made, because of the light and shadow effects. Ebert also protested censorship in the name of AvoidTheDreadedGRating or avoiding the dreaded X/NC-17 rating. He advocated for years for a properly trademarked '''A''' rating to replace X since that sounds more respectable, and basically called out the MPAA for trying to [[MediaWatchdog enforce American morality]] from behind the veneer of arbitrary letterings. (He'd hoped NC-17 would become a respectable alternative, and was disappointed when it didn't, thanks in no small part to the failure of ''Film/{{Showgirls}}.'') He was critical of what he saw as an overuse of 3D technology in recent movies.

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He was one of the major opponents to Colorization. He often liked DeliberatelyMonochrome films, and ones that were monochrome because of when they were made, because of the light and shadow effects. Ebert also protested censorship in the name of AvoidTheDreadedGRating or avoiding the dreaded X/NC-17 rating. He advocated for years for a properly trademarked '''A''' rating to replace X since that sounds more respectable, and basically called out the MPAA for trying to [[MediaWatchdog enforce American morality]] from behind the veneer of arbitrary letterings. (He'd hoped NC-17 would become a respectable alternative, and was disappointed when it didn't, thanks in no small part to the failure of ''Film/{{Showgirls}}.'') He was critical of what he saw as an overuse of 3D technology in recent movies.



*** From [[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/19970411/REVIEWS/704110304/1023 his review]] of ''Film/PinkFlamingos'':

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*** ** From [[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/19970411/REVIEWS/704110304/1023 his review]] of ''Film/PinkFlamingos'':



* CatchPhrase[=/=]FamousLastWords: "See you at the movies." Also his sign-off words for his last essay.

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* CatchPhrase[=/=]FamousLastWords: CatchPhrase: "See you at the movies." Also It was also his sign-off words for [[FamousLastWords his last essay.essay]].



* GuiltyPleasure: How he felt about Film/YouDontMessWithTheZohan.

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* %%* GuiltyPleasure: How he felt about Film/YouDontMessWithTheZohan.



* PaddleballShot: He cited this gimmick as one reason he disliked [[UsefulNotes/ThreeDMovie 3-D Movies]].

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* %%* PaddleballShot: He cited this gimmick as one reason he disliked [[UsefulNotes/ThreeDMovie 3-D Movies]].



* RantInducingSlight: Filmmakers actually invoking NotScreenedForCritics as a ''[[ItsNotSupposedToWinOscars defense]]'' of their work was a sore point for Ebert. Ebert's responses to Creator/KevinSmith and Creator/RobSchneider are two classic examples of this, and from 2005 to 2006, he instituted the "Wagging Finger Of Shame" for all movies that were not screened for critics (It was discontinued when Ebert realized Hollywood wasn't taking the "Wagging Finger Of Shame" seriously.)

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* RantInducingSlight: Filmmakers actually invoking NotScreenedForCritics as a ''[[ItsNotSupposedToWinOscars defense]]'' of their work was a sore point for Ebert. Ebert's responses to Creator/KevinSmith and Creator/RobSchneider are two classic examples of this, and from 2005 to 2006, he instituted the "Wagging Finger Of Shame" for all movies that were not screened for critics (It was discontinued when Ebert realized Hollywood wasn't taking the "Wagging Finger Of Shame" seriously.)



* SophisticatedAsHell: Despite his somewhat highbrow image. See the page quotation, for instance.

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* SophisticatedAsHell: Despite his somewhat highbrow image.image, he could mix it up with lowbrow language. See the page quotation, for instance.



* VolleyingInsults: A war of words erupted between ''Film/TheBrownBunny'' director Creator/VincentGallo and Ebert, with Ebert writing that ''The Brown Bunny'' was the worst film in the history of Cannes, and Gallo retorting by calling Ebert a "fat pig with the physique of a slave trader." Ebert then responded, paraphrasing a statement attributed to UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill: "One day I will be thin, but Vincent Gallo will always be the director of ''The Brown Bunny''." Gallo then claimed to have put a hex on Ebert's colon, cursing the critic with cancer. Ebert then replied that [[InsultToRocks watching a video of his colonoscopy]] had been more entertaining than watching ''The Brown Bunny.''
** It should be noted here that Gallo went and re-edited ''The Brown Bunny''; Ebert's review of the revision is a complete 180-degree switch in tone, proclaiming that Gallo's editing made ''The Brown Bunny'' a totally different, and better film. Ebert even went so far as to say he was glad he saw the original cut, as flawed as he thought it was, so he was able to better appreciate the revised edition.

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* VolleyingInsults: A war of words erupted between ''Film/TheBrownBunny'' director Creator/VincentGallo and Ebert, with Ebert writing that ''The Brown Bunny'' was the worst film in the history of Cannes, and Gallo retorting by calling Ebert a "fat pig with the physique of a slave trader." Ebert then responded, paraphrasing a statement attributed to UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill: "One day I will be thin, but Vincent Gallo will always be the director of ''The Brown Bunny''." Gallo then claimed to have put a hex on Ebert's colon, cursing the critic with cancer. Ebert then replied that [[InsultToRocks watching a video of his colonoscopy]] had been more entertaining than watching ''The Brown Bunny.''
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'' [[note]] It should be noted here that Gallo went and re-edited ''The Brown Bunny''; Ebert's review of the revision is a complete 180-degree switch in tone, proclaiming that Gallo's editing made ''The Brown Bunny'' a totally different, and better film. Ebert even went so far as to say he was glad he saw the original cut, as flawed as he thought it was, so he was able to better appreciate the revised edition. [[/note]]
26th Jul '17 11:07:28 PM jormis29
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** When reviewing the 1998 remake of ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' he complained of the evident electronically tweaked voice of the cop to make it sound unusually deep for effect. After someone wrote to him in the "Questions for the Movie Answer Man" column correcting him, he had to add a footnote to later versions of the review saying "I was wrong: that's James Remar's real voice."

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** When reviewing the 1998 remake of ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' he complained of the evident electronically tweaked voice of the cop to make it sound unusually deep for effect. After someone wrote to him in the "Questions for the Movie Answer Man" column correcting him, he had to add a footnote to later versions of the review saying "I was wrong: that's James Remar's Creator/JamesRemar's real voice."
28th Jun '17 8:15:28 AM CosmicFerret
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** The best known example of Ebert's law that actually involves Ebert himself comes from a [[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050811/REVIEWS/50725001/1023 review]] of ''Film/DeuceBigalow: European Gigolo''. Star Rob Schneider took offense to an article by Patrick Goldstein of the ''UsefulNotes/LosAngeles Times'', pointing out that several major studios turned down the chance to finance the year's Best Picture nominees while financing a sequel to a crude sex comedy. After reading it, he took out a full-page ad in the ''Hollywood Reporter'' and called Goldstein a "hack" because he had never won a Pulitzer Prize. In Ebert's review of the film, he taunted Schneider and said that he himself actually ''did'' win the Pulitzer, and thus by Schnider's criteria he was fully qualified to tell Schneider that "your movie sucks". The story took an [[HeartwarmingMoments unexpected]] turn after several back-and-forth barbs in the press. After one of Ebert's cancer surgeries, Schneider sent Ebert flowers and a "get well" card signed "Your Least Favorite Movie Star, Rob Schneider". Ebert conceded that while Schneider may make bad movies, he's a good man. [[HeartwarmingMoments Aww]].

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** The best known example of Ebert's law that actually involves Ebert himself comes from a [[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050811/REVIEWS/50725001/1023 review]] of ''Film/DeuceBigalow: European Gigolo''. Star Rob Schneider Creator/RobSchneider took offense to an article by Patrick Goldstein of the ''UsefulNotes/LosAngeles Times'', pointing out that several major studios turned down the chance to finance the year's Best Picture nominees while financing a sequel to a crude sex comedy. After reading it, he took out a full-page ad in the ''Hollywood Reporter'' and called Goldstein a "hack" because he had never won a Pulitzer Prize. In Ebert's review of the film, he taunted Schneider and said that he himself actually ''did'' win the Pulitzer, and thus by Schnider's criteria he was fully qualified to tell Schneider that "your movie sucks". The story took an [[HeartwarmingMoments unexpected]] turn after several back-and-forth barbs in the press. After one of Ebert's cancer surgeries, Schneider sent Ebert flowers and a "get well" card signed "Your Least Favorite Movie Star, Rob Schneider".Creator/RobSchneider". Ebert conceded that while Schneider may make bad movies, he's a good man. [[HeartwarmingMoments Aww]].



* RantInducingSlight: Filmmakers actually invoking NotScreenedForCritics as a ''[[ItsNotSupposedToWinOscars defense]]'' of their work was a sore point for Ebert. Ebert's responses to Creator/KevinSmith and Rob Schneider are two classic examples of this, and from 2005 to 2006, he instituted the "Wagging Finger Of Shame" for all movies that were not screened for critics (It was discontinued when Ebert realized Hollywood wasn't taking the "Wagging Finger Of Shame" seriously.)

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* RantInducingSlight: Filmmakers actually invoking NotScreenedForCritics as a ''[[ItsNotSupposedToWinOscars defense]]'' of their work was a sore point for Ebert. Ebert's responses to Creator/KevinSmith and Rob Schneider Creator/RobSchneider are two classic examples of this, and from 2005 to 2006, he instituted the "Wagging Finger Of Shame" for all movies that were not screened for critics (It was discontinued when Ebert realized Hollywood wasn't taking the "Wagging Finger Of Shame" seriously.)
16th May '17 3:17:34 PM JohnPrestwick
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[[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/ Roger Joseph Ebert]] (June 18, 1942 April 4, 2013) was the {{film}} reviewer in chief at the ''UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} Sun-Times'' from [[TheSixties 1967]] [[LongRunners until his death in 2013.]] In itself, that would make him important as the elder statesman of film criticism.

In 1975, Ebert teamed up with Creator/GeneSiskel, reviewer in chief at the ''Chicago Tribune,'' to present a film review program called ''Opening Soon at a Theater Near You,'' the great grandfather of the VideoReviewShow, on the local Creator/{{PBS}} station. The program went to national syndication as ''Sneak Previews'' in 1978; in 1982 ''Series/SiskelAndEbert'' moved to UsefulNotes/{{Syndication}} on commercial stations across America, as a new but very similar program called ''At the Movies with Siskel and Ebert'' (or vice versa). Unexpectedly, this made him one of the two most important movie critics in America. Because the show was televised, [[RuleOfPerception many more Americans saw it]] than read the reviews in the newspapers; because Ebert and Siskel had credentials in real newspapers in a major city first, and didn't review every movie favorably, they could be taken more seriously than most other movie reviewers on television. Siskel and Ebert's [[LikeAnOldMarriedCouple passive aggressive chemistry]] was the stuff of legend. It was often thought that due to their occasionally hostile on-screen presence when they disagreed, that the two hated each other. However, [[VitriolicBestBuds each considered the other a close friend,]] even if their relationship was competitive by nature. In fact, in 2009 on the tenth anniversary of Siskel's death, Ebert posted a [[http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2009/02/i_remember_gene.html touching remembrance]] of his friend on his blog.

When Siskel [[AuthorExistenceFailure died in 1999,]] Ebert kept on the show with guest hosts until it was settled that it would be ''At the Movies with Ebert and Roeper,'' with ''Richard Roeper,'' another ''Chicago Sun-Times'' critic. This made him the most important living movie critic in America. The show ended in 2008 partially because his throat cancer was preventing him from doing most of the episodes for over a year and a half. (To do film reviews on television, you have to be able to speak.) Sadly, due to a few surgeries that successfully eradicated his cancer, [[TheVoiceless Ebert lost the ability to speak entirely]] and part of his lower jaw was removed. During the last few years of his life, he "spoke" through handwritten notes and a computer speech program. In 2010, a Scottish company created a voice similar to Ebert's own for him to use as his new "voice," using his DVD commentaries (and not his TV show, since there was always background movie noise and ''Gene Siskel'' / ''Richard Roeper'' interrupting him) and other similar recordings. Furthermore, his last "treatments" were such tough going with so much physical cost, he vowed that if the cancer re-emerged, he would let it take its course; [[FaceDeathWithDignity this eventually transpired in 2013.]]

In 2011, to replace the new ''At the Movies'' which had been canceled by its distributor, Ebert and his wife Chaz started their own movie review show on Creator/{{PBS}} called ''Ebert Presents at the Movies'' hosted by Christy Lemire of the Associated Press and Ignatiy Vishnevetsky of Mubi, which follows largely the same format as Ebert's other shows. Ebert himself appeared in a segment on the show called "Roger's Office" which features voice over narration (either with the help of either his new "voice," or a famous friend such as Creator/WernerHerzog or Bill Kurtis) of one of his recent reviews or musings.

Until his death, Ebert still wrote weekly review columns as well as a daily blog and maintained a very active Website/{{Twitter}} account, and every single one of his reviews are available on the Internet, where he was still an influential force in movie criticism's new dominant medium. He also picked up a reputation for being (depending on whom you ask) [[OlderAndWiser soft on movies]] [[note]] One would be certain to think that if one went by [[http://www.metacritic.com/critic/roger-ebert his Metacritic profile;]] his average score for the 4,069 reviews that aggregator cites him as having written is around 71 percent, nearly twelve percentage points higher than the site's average. [[/note]] or [[GrumpyOldMan even more ruthless than before.]] However, his wrath, when deployed, was [[Film/{{North}} legendary.]] He published three compilations of two star and under reviews during his lifetime; ''[[Film/{{North}} I Hated, Hated, HATED This Movie!]]'' (reviews published in 1999 and earlier), ''[[Film/DeuceBigalow Your Movie Sucks]]'' (reviews published from 200006) and ''[[Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen A Horrible Experience of Unbearable Length]]'' (reviews published from 200611).

Roger Ebert printed annual compilations of his movie reviews from TheEighties onward. Also Ebert wrote three books of essays about his favorite movies entitled ''The Great Movies,'' with these essays also available on his website in a condensed form.

He also wrote ''Ebert's Little Movie Glossary'' and ''Ebert's Bigger Little Movie Glossary,'' which are books of FilmTropes in ''Literature/TheDevilsDictionary'' form. (An even bigger movie glossary is on his web page.) They could be considered a proto Wiki/TVTropes in a sense (and the {{Trope Namer|s}} for many).

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[[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/ Roger Joseph Ebert]] (June 18, 1942 April 4, 2013) was the a {{film}} reviewer critic who in chief his later life was probably the most famous film critic in the United States. He was the reviewer-in-chief at the ''UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} Sun-Times'' from [[TheSixties 1967]] [[LongRunners until his death in 2013.]] In itself, that would make him important as the elder statesman of film criticism.

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In 1975, Ebert teamed up with Creator/GeneSiskel, reviewer in chief at the ''Chicago Tribune,'' Tribune'', to present a film review program called ''Opening Soon at a Theater Near You,'' the great grandfather of the VideoReviewShow, on the local Creator/{{PBS}} station. The program went to national syndication as ''Sneak Previews'' in 1978; in 1982 ''Series/SiskelAndEbert'' moved to UsefulNotes/{{Syndication}} on commercial stations across America, as a new but very similar program called ''At the Movies with Siskel and Ebert'' (or vice versa). Unexpectedly, this made him one of the two most important movie critics in America. Because the show was televised, [[RuleOfPerception many more Americans saw it]] than read the reviews in the newspapers; because Ebert and Siskel had credentials in real newspapers in a major city first, and didn't review every movie favorably, they could be taken more seriously than most other movie reviewers on television. Siskel and Ebert's [[LikeAnOldMarriedCouple passive aggressive chemistry]] was the stuff of legend. It was often thought that due to their occasionally hostile on-screen presence when they disagreed, that the two hated each other. However, [[VitriolicBestBuds each considered the other a close friend,]] even if their relationship was competitive by nature. In fact, in 2009 on the tenth anniversary of Siskel's death, Ebert posted a [[http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2009/02/i_remember_gene.html touching remembrance]] of his friend on his blog.

When Siskel [[AuthorExistenceFailure died in 1999,]] Ebert kept on the show with guest hosts until it was settled that it would be ''At the Movies with Ebert and Roeper,'' with ''Richard Roeper,'' another ''Chicago Sun-Times'' critic. This made him the most important living movie critic in America. The show ended in 2008 partially because his throat cancer was preventing him from doing most of the episodes for over a year and a half. (To do film reviews on television, you have to be able to speak.) Sadly, due to a few surgeries that successfully eradicated his cancer, [[TheVoiceless Ebert lost the ability to speak entirely]] and part of his lower jaw was removed. During the last few years of his life, he "spoke" through handwritten notes and a computer speech program. In 2010, a Scottish company created a voice similar to Ebert's own for him to use as his new "voice," using his DVD commentaries (and not his TV show, since there was always background movie noise and ''Gene Siskel'' / ''Richard Roeper'' interrupting him) and other similar recordings. Furthermore, his last "treatments" were such tough going with so much physical cost, he vowed that if the cancer re-emerged, he would let it take its course; [[FaceDeathWithDignity this eventually transpired in 2013.]]

recordings.

In 2011, to replace the new ''At the Movies'' which had been canceled by its distributor, Ebert and his wife Chaz started their own movie review show on Creator/{{PBS}} called ''Ebert Presents at the Movies'' hosted by Christy Lemire of the Associated Press and Ignatiy Vishnevetsky of Mubi, which follows largely the same format as Ebert's other shows. Ebert himself appeared in a segment on the show called "Roger's Office" which features voice over narration (either with the help of either his new "voice," or a famous friend such as Creator/WernerHerzog or Bill Kurtis) of one of his recent reviews or musings.

Until his death,
musings. Ebert still wrote weekly review columns as well as a daily blog and maintained a very active Website/{{Twitter}} account, and every single one of his reviews are available on the Internet, where he was still an influential force in movie criticism's new dominant medium. His last cancer "treatments" had been such tough going through that he vowed that if the cancer re-emerged, he would let it take its course; [[FaceDeathWithDignity this eventually transpired in 2013.]] His website continues to publish reviews, now written by a team of reviewers.

Ebert loved movies, and this was shown in his reviews.
He also picked up was a reputation for being (depending on whom you ask) [[OlderAndWiser soft on movies]] [[note]] fairly lenient critic[[note]] One would be certain to think that if one went by [[http://www.metacritic.com/critic/roger-ebert his Metacritic profile;]] his average score for the 4,069 reviews that aggregator cites him as having written is around 71 percent, nearly twelve percentage points higher than the site's average. [[/note]] or [[GrumpyOldMan even more ruthless than before.]] who liked a range of genres. [[CausticCritic However, his wrath, when deployed, was [[Film/{{North}} legendary.]] He published three compilations of two star and under reviews during his lifetime; bad reviews: ''[[Film/{{North}} I Hated, Hated, HATED This Movie!]]'' (reviews published in 1999 and earlier), ''[[Film/DeuceBigalow Your Movie Sucks]]'' (reviews published from 200006) and ''[[Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen A Horrible Experience of Unbearable Length]]'' (reviews published from 200611).

Roger Ebert
200611). He printed annual compilations of his movie reviews from TheEighties onward. Also Ebert onward, and wrote three books of essays about his favorite movies entitled ''The Great Movies,'' with these Movies''. These essays also available on his website in a condensed form.

form. He also wrote Literature/EbertsGlossaryOfMovieTerms, ''Ebert's Little Movie Glossary'' and ''Ebert's Bigger Little Movie Glossary,'' which are books of FilmTropes in ''Literature/TheDevilsDictionary'' form. (An even bigger movie glossary is on his web page.) They could be considered a proto Wiki/TVTropes in a sense (and the {{Trope Namer|s}} for many).






He also wrote many books on great films. He was one of the great proponents of film preservation, letterboxing (back when most televisions were square and most movies in theaters weren't), and giving credit to directors and screenwriters; he probably helped make these issues important. Also a proponent of seeing films ''in'' theaters, but he accepted modern viewing habits enough to write {{DVD}} reviews. He did a few [[DVDCommentary audio commentaries]] notably ones for two of his all-time favorite films, ''Film/CitizenKane'' and ''Film/DarkCity,'' which have appeared on most releases of those films on DVD.

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He also wrote many books on great films. He was one of the great proponents of film preservation, letterboxing (back when most televisions were square and most movies in theaters weren't), and giving credit to directors and screenwriters; he probably helped make these issues important. Also a proponent of seeing films ''in'' theaters, but he accepted modern viewing habits enough to write {{DVD}} reviews. He did a few [[DVDCommentary audio commentaries]] notably ones for two of his all-time favorite films, ''Film/CitizenKane'' and ''Film/DarkCity,'' which have appeared on most releases of those films on DVD.
DVD. He was also a master at uncovering the FreezeFrameBonus -- for years, he would spend a week at the University of Colorado's World Affairs Conference dissecting a film frame-by-frame with an audience's help to reveal small details.



Was also a master at uncovering the FreezeFrameBonus -- for years, he would spend a week at the University of Colorado's World Affairs Conference dissecting a film frame-by-frame with an audience's help to reveal small details.

Incidentally, Literature/EbertsGlossaryOfMovieTerms described several tropes decades before ''TV Tropes'' even came into existence.

The website of his 2011 show can be found [[http://www.ebertpresents.com/ here]] and there's an archive of the old ''Siskel & Ebert'' episodes [[http://siskelandebert.org/ here.]] His own life was brought to the screen in the 2014 documentary ''Film/LifeItself.''

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Was also a master at uncovering the FreezeFrameBonus -- for years, he would spend a week at the University of Colorado's World Affairs Conference dissecting a film frame-by-frame with an audience's help to reveal small details.

Incidentally, Literature/EbertsGlossaryOfMovieTerms described several tropes decades before ''TV Tropes'' even came into existence.

All his reviews are available on his website. The website of his 2011 show can be found [[http://www.ebertpresents.com/ here]] and there's an archive of the old ''Siskel & Ebert'' episodes [[http://siskelandebert.org/ here.]] His own life was brought to the screen in the 2014 documentary ''Film/LifeItself.''
14th Apr '17 1:47:54 PM PeaceAndLove
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->''"As chance would have it, I have won the UsefulNotes/PulitzerPrize, and so I am qualified. Speaking in my official capacity as a Pulitzer Prize winner, Mr. Schneider, your movie sucks."''

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->''"As chance would have it, I have won the UsefulNotes/PulitzerPrize, and so I am qualified. Speaking in my official capacity as a Pulitzer Prize winner, Mr. Schneider, [[SophisticatedAsHell your movie sucks.sucks]]."''
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