In Memoriam: Roger Ebert (1943 – 2013)

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Movie goers have long kept their eyes on his infamous thumbs. Thumbs up or down, Roger Ebert was a Film Critic not to be trifled with. Known for his blatant honesty when it came to critiquing a film, he was not one to be silenced. Despite losing his ability to speak after having part of his jaw removed due to cancer, Ebert’s opinions were always heard. He invited guests to read his reviews on his show Ebert Presents At the Movies and he continued writing for the Chicago Sun-Times as well as his blog Roger Ebert’s Journal.

Ebert won the Pulitzer Prize in 1975 for distinguished criticism, and was the first out of three to do so since the category was created in 1970. In 2005, he made waves again when he became the first critic to be given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Roger Ebert lost his ten-year battle with thyroid cancer at the age of 70, on April 4, 2013.

 

Some Recommended Titles

Awake in the dark : the best of Roger Ebert : forty years of reviews, essays, and interviews by Roger Ebert (Call No.: English 791.4375 EBE)

The Great Movies by Roger Ebert (Call No.: English 791.4375 EBE)

Life Itself : A Memoir by Roger Ebert (Call No.: English 791.43092 EBE)

Roger Ebert’s Four-star Reviews, 1967-2007 by Roger Ebert (Call No.: English 791.437503 EBE)

Roger Ebert’s Movie Yearbook by Roger Ebert (Call No.: English 791.4375 REMY)

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