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Roger Ebert reviewing again in 2007 (Passed Away: See Post #158)

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#41 of 186 OFFLINE   Mark Leiter

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Posted October 12 2006 - 07:20 AM

I just read a note from Ebert. Looks like he is finally turning the corner and hopes to be back to normal soon. I miss his reviews and wish him all the best and a quick recovery.

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#42 of 186 OFFLINE   ThomasC


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Posted October 12 2006 - 07:21 AM

A new review from Roger Ebert has just popped up on his website:
The Queen

I'm going to take that as a good sign.
Umm...that's a link to a review of a movie with the same title released in 1969. Posted Image I thought Roger Ebert had taken a few puffs from the magic pipe when he wrote the review (especially with the year listed at the top of the review), then I found out that it was the wrong movie.

#43 of 186 OFFLINE   Adam Lenhardt

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Posted October 12 2006 - 08:05 AM

My bad. I guess they haven't posted the new one yet.

One thing I find interesting is that I posted his previous statement on August 18th, yet according to this post:[quote]

They stabilized me, operated on me to deal with the arteries, kept me sedated to avoid disturbing the affected areas -- and then I essentially spent July and August completely out of it. I remember only fragmentary episodes.

In September, my bleeding hazards stabilized, I came off sedation to find I had lost track of two months of my life, and starred in several prayer vigils for which I am eternally grateful to my wife and tower of strength, Chaz; my family and friends, and the many clergy who came to see me.

[quote]My question is, if he was in a semi-concious state until early September, who the hell wrote the "full disclosure" column?

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Posted October 13 2006 - 02:17 PM


#45 of 186 OFFLINE   Charlie Kaus

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Posted October 15 2006 - 08:52 PM

Man I hope he gets better soon. There is no beeter film critic out there. Some of my earliest memories are sitting on my dad's lap watching Sneak Previews. I was explaining to my wife tonight how originally Siskel and Ebert were just a local show on the Chicago PBS station Channel 11. It just mushroomed from there. She had no idea about that. Has anyone on these boards ever met Mr. Ebert?

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Posted October 15 2006 - 10:29 PM

Roger's review of The Queen (2006 version), his first in several months, has now been posted:

Three truths about movies, as noted by Roger Ebert:

* It's not what a movie is about, it's how it is about it.
* No good movie is too long, and no bad movie is short enough.
* No good movie is depressing, all bad movies are depressing.

#47 of 186 OFFLINE   Aaron Silverman

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Posted October 17 2006 - 08:14 AM

Nice to see him back!
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#48 of 186 OFFLINE   Adam Lenhardt

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Posted November 14 2006 - 09:27 PM

Ebert reviews Stranger Than Fiction

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Posted April 24 2007 - 04:07 PM

Ebert releases statement and photo of his new look:

I wish him the best.

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Posted April 24 2007 - 05:58 PM

Jesus. Not to sound crude or insensitive, but...........6 months tops. It just seems like that's always the way it is with celebs. It's always "Doing just fine" and then...gone within months. Hopefully, I'm wrong.
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#51 of 186 OFFLINE   Adam Lenhardt

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Posted April 24 2007 - 06:44 PM

It's been a long, tough road for him since what happened. As bad as he looks there, I'm sure he looked much worse a couple months ago. Much of what looks so bad is do to the absense of a major part of his jaw, too. If they can get that replaced, he should both be able to speak and look better (though probably still not great). I'd love for him to get back to writing regularly again though; don't need a jaw for that. I always looked forward to his reviews more than his show, anyway.

While still pretty bad, he's more recognizable in this photo:


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Posted April 24 2007 - 06:49 PM

We're not used to seeing him without his glasses. I'm optimistic.
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Posted April 24 2007 - 08:04 PM

I'm optimistic too. He's showing a lot of courage showing up at his film festival this weekend. As much as I enjoy his television appearances, it's his writing I miss the most. His Movie Home Companion books have always been staples in my house.

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Posted April 24 2007 - 09:45 PM

The surgery he underwent is one that, to be honest, is a real deforming surgery. I am kind of surprised he looks as good of a condition as he is in, as many come through that procedure looking as though they have been mangled. (I've worked in a retirement community, I've seen it) My the road rise to him on his journey. His writing has always made me laugh, and even when I disagreed, I always felt as though he wrote thoughtfully and in a way that I could understand his opinion.
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#55 of 186 OFFLINE   Kevin Grey

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Posted April 25 2007 - 04:34 AM

Well judging by the statement in that link he still sounds like the same Roger Ebert to me so I'm hopeful that he'll be able to come back to writing in larger capacity.

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Posted April 25 2007 - 07:37 AM

Kudos on soldiering on at Ebertfest. Godspeed Roger.

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Posted April 25 2007 - 11:29 AM

Jesus. Not to sound crude or insensitive, but...........
Too late.
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Posted April 25 2007 - 12:05 PM

Ugh he looks terrible Posted Image. But he is here at least, and hopefully for a long time Posted Image.



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Posted April 25 2007 - 03:04 PM

They just had an extended interview with him and his wife on Chicago's ABC affiliate. Once you get past his physical appearance compared to how we're used to seeing him, I thought he was great. Sitting there with his legs crossed, writing responses on a paper tablet for his wife to read. He was shown walking around the hotel room without any assistance. Very encouraging to say the least. Posted Image

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Posted April 26 2007 - 05:24 AM

Sure hope he's doing well. It has to be a rough time for him and his family. Communicating by writing is not easy (ask the family of any deaf person). He has my best wishes.

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