Roger Ebert: The Essential Man

  • metta

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    Feb 18, 2010 12:42 AM GMT

    Roger Ebert: The Essential Man

    a must read...

    http://www.esquire.com/features/roger-ebert-0310
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    Feb 18, 2010 3:39 AM GMT
    Ebert really is a kind of hero.
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    Feb 18, 2010 4:04 AM GMT
    With all that they are able to do with reconstructive surgery, why can't they fit him with a jaw prosthetic. He shouldn't have to be like that.
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    Feb 18, 2010 4:18 AM GMT
    maybe he feels there isn't anything for him to be ashamed of
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    Feb 18, 2010 4:35 AM GMT
    tripleconjunction saidmaybe he feels there isn't anything for him to be ashamed of


    If that's the case, maybe you can learn a lesson from his bravery. I see you cover your face with a blur square.
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    Feb 18, 2010 4:38 AM GMT
    wrestlervic said
    tripleconjunction saidmaybe he feels there isn't anything for him to be ashamed of


    If that's the case, maybe you can learn a lesson from his bravery. I see you cover your face with a blur square.


    Slam.
    Seconded.
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    Feb 18, 2010 4:51 AM GMT
    wrestlervic said
    tripleconjunction saidmaybe he feels there isn't anything for him to be ashamed of


    If that's the case, maybe you can learn a lesson from his bravery. I see you cover your face with a blur square.


    I'm not hating man. I'm just saying. No need to make attacks personal. We're a nice community. My personal decision to show my face or not has nothing to do with Roger Ebert.

    Cheers.
  • Akula

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    Feb 18, 2010 4:52 AM GMT
    Man I remember watching Siskel and Ebert on PBS ages ago, its hard to believe Gene died 11 years ago and Roger is strong but the fucking cancer is eating him alive. I'll always remember them as a pair of strong willed smart men that I admire to this day.
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    Feb 18, 2010 4:54 AM GMT
    Akula saidMan I remember watching Siskel and Ebert on PBS ages ago, its hard to believe Gene died 11 years ago and Roger is strong but the fucking cancer is eating him alive. I'll always remember them as a pair of strong willed smart men that I admire to this day.


    I loved that original show.. it was a big part of my growing up, and my current passion for movies icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 18, 2010 4:57 AM GMT
    wrestlervic saidWith all that they are able to do with reconstructive surgery, why can't they fit him with a jaw prosthetic. He shouldn't have to be like that.


    His doctors have tried to do reconstruction on his jaw but each of the attempts have been unsuccessful and the implanted tissues have had to be removed.
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    Feb 18, 2010 4:58 AM GMT
    He is one of my former coworker's personal clients and I was lucky enough to interact with him and his wife (who is just an amazing person) on several occasions. He was never able to talk, but he was able to be sweet, kind and funny with just his eyes and a pen and paper. It only took a few minutes to stop feeling bad for him because he just exuded joy and confidence. I'm sure he has crappy days, but every time I saw him he managed to lift up everyone around him with just the look in his eye.
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    Feb 18, 2010 5:07 AM GMT
    metta8 said
    Roger Ebert: The Essential Man

    a must read...

    http://www.esquire.com/features/roger-ebert-0310


    metta8, thanks for posting the link to this article.
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    Feb 18, 2010 12:49 PM GMT
    Wow... what happened to that robust chump I used to know and see on TV? Jesus, cancer is horrible. I'm so glad, however, that he's still on this side of the dirt.
  • metta

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    Apr 15, 2011 4:34 PM GMT
    Roger Ebert: Remaking my voice


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    Apr 15, 2011 5:21 PM GMT
    Thanks for posting.
  • metta

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    Apr 16, 2011 4:34 AM GMT
    They are using archives of his voice to recreate his voice
    5:20 - 6:00


    Roger Ebert's New Voice
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SR9OS74Sa8s
  • BardBear

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    Apr 16, 2011 12:10 PM GMT
    I have long been an avid reader of his website and columns; I've been a fan since I was a youthful film critic, briefly, for a South Dakota newspaper. He's something of a hero for me, and this article nails it. Thank you so very much for sharing.

    Peace,
    Bardy