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Re: RIP Roger Ebert
« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2013, 07:38:58 AM »
'Hate' might be a bit strong, but they were not close friends.  I couldn't help thinking the same thing when I saw that cartoon though.
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Re: RIP Roger Ebert
« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2013, 08:10:46 AM »
It seems their relationship had peaks and valleys. It started out with hate, then mutual respect, then to something not unlike brothers near the end. Course, the reality might be vastly different from the public version, but Ebert never struck me as a man who would want to whitewash something so public from his personal life. I know Ebert wrote a very nice piece on the anniversary of Siskel's passing.


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Re: RIP Roger Ebert
« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2013, 09:20:53 AM »

So which one of them is Crow and which one of them is Tom?



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Re: RIP Roger Ebert
« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2013, 04:54:34 PM »
Still sad when I think about it......when I was growing up our whole family would watch Siskel and Ebert every week. Whenever we want to check out a review for a new film we would always go to rogerebert.com first. 

Does anybody know what other DVD commentaries he did besides Dark City?


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Re: RIP Roger Ebert
« Reply #19 on: April 13, 2013, 06:03:01 PM »
Still sad when I think about it......when I was growing up our whole family would watch Siskel and Ebert every week. Whenever we want to check out a review for a new film we would always go to rogerebert.com first. 

Does anybody know what other DVD commentaries he did besides Dark City?

He did one for Casablanca, and I think Citizen Kane as well. I've yet to listen to any of them, but I think I'll give it a go real soon.


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Re: RIP Roger Ebert
« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2013, 07:53:50 PM »
Does anybody know what other DVD commentaries he did besides Dark City?

Great Movies III had a list - Casablanca (the only one I've listened to), Citizen Kane, Beyond The Valley of the Dolls, Crumb and Floating Weeds.

It's really too bad they never got Siskel & Ebert to do a laserdisc commentary in the 90s before Siskel got sick.


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Re: RIP Roger Ebert
« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2013, 08:01:18 PM »
I would have paid good money to see them do a DVD commentary for North.



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Re: RIP Roger Ebert
« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2013, 05:26:32 AM »
I would have paid good money to see them do a DVD commentary for North.
I doubt either of them would watch that movie again for any amount of money.


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Re: RIP Roger Ebert
« Reply #23 on: April 17, 2013, 10:28:57 PM »
If Siskel had lived, he would have demanded to do a commentary on the 25th Anniversary Saturday Night Fever DVD. I recall numerous articles with a picture of him standing next to John Travolta's suit from the film. He was such a big fan of the film that he bought it when it went up for auction. Wonder where the suit is now.


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Re: RIP Roger Ebert
« Reply #24 on: April 17, 2013, 10:42:28 PM »
If Siskel had lived, he would have demanded to do a commentary on the 25th Anniversary Saturday Night Fever DVD. I recall numerous articles with a picture of him standing next to John Travolta's suit from the film. He was such a big fan of the film that he bought it when it went up for auction. Wonder where the suit is now.

I have exactly zero pieces of evidence to back up this claim, but I believe he was buried in it.


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Re: RIP Roger Ebert
« Reply #25 on: April 19, 2013, 07:24:52 PM »
He wasn't. Looks like a collector from London bought it for $145k in 1995 or so. It was shown off last year at a UK auction.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2012/aug/06/john-travolta-white-suit-v-and-a


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Re: RIP Roger Ebert
« Reply #26 on: April 24, 2013, 06:28:06 PM »
His commentaries were fun listens. Haven't watched Floating Weeds or Crumb with the commentaries, but the rest were very good. I came to like Dark City more thanks to Ebert's commentary.


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Re: RIP Roger Ebert
« Reply #27 on: April 27, 2013, 07:19:35 PM »
his website was part of my usual round.  i keep clicking it out of habit and getting depressed.


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Re: RIP Roger Ebert
« Reply #28 on: June 04, 2013, 11:38:01 AM »
The website will continue. They have a cadre of editors and writers, along with Chaz Ebert's occasional missive.

Here is a wonderful tribute that's making the rounds today. Won't lie, it got a little dusty near the end. (I thought it was too big to post, so it's linked.)

http://zenpencils.com/comic/118-roger-ebert-on-kindness/


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Re: RIP Roger Ebert
« Reply #29 on: June 04, 2013, 11:56:37 AM »
Wait... Roger Ebert died?!
...and there he was, reigning supreme at number two.  The One... The Only... The Unabeefer.