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  Roger Ebert
Ebert, now 62 and living with his wife, attorney Chaz Hammelsmith Ebert, in Chicago, had earlier conquered thyroid cancer, and when a salivary gland tumor he had been dealing with for years was found to be cancerous, he faced the future head on.
Ebert grew up in Urbana, Illinois, where he began his journalism career in a way that today seems the stuff of movies: he started at 15 as a sports writer for his hometown newspaper, The News-Gazette, then worked his way up as an apprentice on the city desk.
Ebert's personal life is, of course, also rich—thanks in part to early detection and treatment of oral cancer.
www.oralcancerfoundation.org /people/roger_ebert.htm   (758 words)

  Roger Ebert Encyclopedia Article @ CompleteIdiotsGuide.com (Complete Idiots Guide)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ebert has honorary degrees from the University of Colorado, the American Film Institute, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Ebert is an outspoken opponent of the Motion Picture Association of America rating system, and has repeatedly criticized their decisions regarding which movies are "suitable for children"—for example, Whale Rider, which he thought should be PG instead of PG-13.
Ebert received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he was editor of The Daily Illini and member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.
completeidiotsguide.com /encyclopedia/Roger_Ebert   (1601 words)

 Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival, commonly referred to as "Ebertfest," is a film festival held each April in Champaign, Illinois organized by the College of Communications at the University of Illinois.
Roger Ebert, the TV and Chicago Sun-Times film critic selects films for the festival which in his opinion are excellent, but have been overlooked by the public or by film distribution companies.
Ebert is first to admit that he can bend the definition of "overlooked" to accommodate any film that he would like to include.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Roger_Ebert's_Overlooked_Film_Festival   (738 words)

 Roger Ebert - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Roger Joseph Ebert (born June 18, 1942) is a film critic who writes for the Chicago Sun-Times.
Ebert has also done DVD audio-commentaries for several films including Citizen Kane, Casablanca, Dark City, Floating Weeds, Crumb, and Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (in which he also wrote the screenplay based on a story that he co-wrote with Russ Meyer).
On July 1, Ebert was hospitalized in serious condition after an artery burst near the surgery site; he later discovered that the burst was likely a side-effect of his radiation treatment, treatments utilizing neutron beam radiation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Roger_Ebert   (2128 words)

 Roger Ebert - Uncyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ebert, distraught, then went to the roof of the Sears Tower with a high-powered rifle and proceeded to kill random people wandering the streets while yelling, 'I hate, hate, hate, hate, hate my life!' Ebert was never charged with any crime.
Roger Ebert was so successful as a store mannequin, he decided to expand his horizons and move into the exciting world of crash testing.
Eventually Ebert was relieved of his duties as a crash test dummy in the late 1960s, after several hundred Americans died due to numerous faults in new vehicles being released at the time.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Roger_Ebert   (496 words)

 AlterNet: Q&A: Roger Ebert
Ebert: Class is often invisible in America in the movies, and usually not the subject of the film.
Ebert: She turns to the camera and says, "I bet you're wondering how I manage to live on $265 a month, aren't you?" And I really was.
Ebert: Yes, I've written about the demonizing of Arabs, and at my Overlooked Film Festival at the University of Illinois I showed a film called "Maryam," which is about an Arab American family and how the attitudes in the community toward them change during the Iranian hostage crisis.
www.alternet.org /story.html?StoryID=15642   (3708 words)

 Roger Ebert
ROGER EBERT: There are different kinds of commentary tracks and sometimes it sounds like three of the actors got together with a six pack or the director will just kind of reminisce.
ROGER EBERT: You know that's the only chance some of these films have because the studios are all dazzled by the Friday night and opening weekend grosses.
ROGER EBERT: Well, you know, a lot of modern directors and their movies are influenced by the flat lighting and textbook cutting style of television.
stumpedmagazine.com /interviews/roger-ebert.html   (3039 words)

 Roger Ebert to donate papers to library at Illinois
Roger Ebert (center), a UI alumnus and Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times, talks with guests at a reception held in his honor hosted by UI president James J. Stukel and his wife, Joan.
Ebert, widely regarded as the most visible and the most influential U.S. film critic, announced his intention to leave his papers to Illinois’ Library at the kickoff of his sixth annual “Overlooked Film Festival” in Champaign on April 21.
Ebert’s papers will be housed in the University Archives, which also is home to the papers of many U. of I. alumni who went on to great achievement, including Olympics administrator Avery Brundage, playwright-screenwriter Samson Raphaelson, journalist James “Scotty” Reston and sculptor Loredo Taft.
www.news.uiuc.edu /news/04/0429ebertpapers.html   (884 words)

 Wikinfo | Roger Ebert   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Every year Ebert publishes a book of movie reviews from that year; he has also published a book of movie clichés and a book of essays about great films, as well as a book of essays about films he hated.
Ebert wrote the screenplay for the 1969 cult film, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, directed by Russ Meyer.
Ebert graduated from the University of Illinois where he was the editor of The Daily Illini.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Roger_Ebert   (292 words)

 Roger Ebert to have more cancer surgery - Boston.com
Film critic Roger Ebert is honored at the historic Chicago Theatre on July 18, 2005.
Ebert has undergone cancer surgery three times before -- once in 2002 to remove a malignant tumor on his thyroid gland and twice on his salivary gland the next year.
But Feder reported that Ebert is not expected to require radiation treatment as he did when he underwent the previous procedures.
www.boston.com /ae/tv/articles/2006/06/01/roger_ebert_to_have_more_cancer_surgery   (351 words)

 Roger Ebert Stable After Surgery, In Serious Condition After Emergency Operation For Complications From Previous ...
Film critic Roger Ebert is recovering at a hospital in Chicago after undergoing emergency surgery to repair a broken blood vessel.
Ebert, famous for his “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” critiques, was doing well Sunday night, his family said in a statement.
Ebert had surgery June 16 to remove a cancerous growth on his salivary gland.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2006/07/03/entertainment/printable1773947.shtml   (483 words)

 Roger Ebert of Siskel & Ebert   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Roger Ebert, the only film critic to win the Pulitzer Prize for criticism, begins his 20th season teamed with Gene Siskel as television's most influential film critics in their movie review program, Siskel and Ebert.
Ebert was awarded Doctorate of Humane Letters by the University of Colorado in 1993.
Ebert was nominated for an Emmy for his 20-part WTTW series, "The World of Ingmar Bergman," in 1973-74, for "At the Movies" in 1984 and 1985, and for Siskel and Ebert in 1986, 1987, 1988 and 1989.
www.wchstv.com /synd_prog/rogerebert.html   (502 words)

 Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival
Roger Ebert, a 1964 UIUC Journalism graduate and a Pulitzer Prize-winning acclaimed film critic, comes to Urbana-Champaign each spring for a week and hosts the Festival.
Ebert selects a total of 12-14 films that represent a cross-section of important cinematic works "overlooked" by audiences, critics and distributors for one reason or another.
Ebert, the entries include films without distributors, independent and studio films that did not win wide audiences, formats such as 70mm and silent films, and overlooked genres like the documentary.
ness2.uic.edu /UI-Service/programs/UIUC773.html   (226 words)

 USATODAY.com - Film critic Roger Ebert has surgery   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ebert's wife added that Sunday's surgery would delay the start of his physical therapy for only a few days, but did not provide details on the procedure.
Ebert, famous for his "thumbs up" or "thumbs down" critiques, had surgery June 16 to remove a cancerous growth on his salivary gland.
Chaz Ebert said her husband's vital signs were stable and noted he had been "making good progress and was ready to go to his next phase of treatment" before Sunday's surgery.
www.usatoday.com /life/people/2006-08-08-roger-ebert_x.htm?csp=34   (375 words)

 Newsvine - The Critic(al) Condition: Roger Ebert
Unfortunately, Ebert is one (notably excellent specimen) of a dying breed: The internet (for better and for worse) has ushered in an era of citizen journalism as well as the notion of the accessible arm-chair critic.
Ebert's review bothered me not just because it overlooked all of these wonderful things plus a thousand more little details that only come out with repeat viewings and late-night brainstorming but because he simply got some facts wrong that were clearly explained in the movie, like he dozed off halfway through.
Ebert truly is the master of his medium, but he's not so big-headed that he doesn't have time for his readers.
brianford.newsvine.com /_news/2006/07/05/278236-the-critical-condition-roger-ebert   (3465 words)

 Roger Ebert - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Roger Joseph Ebert (born June 18, 1942, Urbana, Illinois) is a film critic who writes for the Chicago Sun-Times; his reviews are syndicated to over 200 newspapers in the U.S. and abroad.
Ebert is an outspoken opponent of the Motion Picture Association of America rating system, and has repeatedly criticized their decisions regarding which movies are "suitable for children", for example: Whale Rider which he thought should be PG instead of PG-13.
Roger Ebert to Be Honored for Career Achievements This Summer in Hollywood and Chicago
www.voyager.in /Roger_Ebert   (1170 words)

 Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert is the film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times, but he is of course much more famous for his decades of movie reviews on television.
Ebert himself described it as "pure cinema, combining shameless melodrama, highly charged images of violence, sledge-hammer editing and musical overkill." Most audiences describe it as hilarious camp, although Sex Pistol Johnny Rotten once said he loved the movie because it was so true to life.
An exception was a column Ebert wrote in the waning days of the 2000 election, not endorsing Al Gore but questioning George W. Bush's competence.
www.nndb.com /people/230/000024158   (904 words)

 The Roger Ebert Picture Pages
Roger Ebert (born June 18, 1942) is a Chicago Sun-Times film critic and the first author to win a Pulitzer Prize for film criticism (1975 award "for his film criticism during 1974") and is arguably the most famous film critic in the world.
Ebert wrote the screenplay for the 1969 cult film, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, directed by Russ Meyer and likes to joke about being responsible for the poorly received film.
Roger Ebert has been awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to be unveiled in 2005.
www.superiorpics.com /roger_ebert   (320 words)

 USATODAY.com - Roger Ebert reviews his thyroid cancer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ebert cautions that, "If there's anyone reading this who remembers having a radioactive gun aimed at them when they were a child, they might ask their doctor to look at the levels of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in their blood tests."
Ebert remained in the hospital for a few days after drinking the radioactive iodine as it sought and destroyed thyroid cells, including cancerous ones, anywhere in his body.
Ebert did have some dramatic moments in isolation, but they weren't a result of his treatment.
www.usatoday.com /news/health/spotlight/2002/03/20-ebert.htm   (1081 words)

 Ebert and Roeper News
Ebert explains delay in cancer surgery recovery - Film critic Roger Ebert says his recovery from cancer surgery is taking longer than he expected due to complications from radiation therapy but doctors are...
Film critic Roger Ebert is recovering from minor surgery in his ongoing cancer battle..
The operation was to repair complications from Ebert's June 16 cancer surgery to remove a growth on his salivary gland.
www.topix.net /tv/ebert-and-roeper   (712 words)

 Amazon.com: The Great Movies II: Books: Roger Ebert   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Roger Ebert isn't your typical movie reviewer; he takes the time to evaluate a film, highlight its good points and bad, and let you know what he really thinks of it (as opposed to some studio-paid shill who automatically praises whatever's sent down the pipeline).
As Ebert admits in the introduction, these aren't necessarily the *greatest* movies, but they're great for what they represent, what they speak about, and what they mean to continuing generations of people who discover them for the first time.
To be sure, Ebert's affection for foreign films gets to be a bit much, but the point is that he wants to expose readers not only to the obvious choices for any aspiring film-lover but to those films that he loves, and why.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0767919505?v=glance   (2473 words)

 Ebert: Games Inferior to Movies - Kotaku
Ebert's reasoning: "There is a structural reason for that: Video games by their nature require player choices, which is the opposite of the strategy of serious film and literature, which requires authorial control."
Ebert is correct in saying that "by their nature [video games] require player choices," - games do require player choice and those choices often drive the game's narrative.
Ebert overlooked the role of the developer and didn't factor in that each pathway taken in a video game is one the developers already expected you to take.
www.kotaku.com /gaming/culture/ebert-games-inferior-to-movies-139980.php   (1119 words)

 Amazon.com: Roger Ebert'S Movie Yearbook 2001: Books: Roger Ebert   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ebert writes entertainingly, his movie assessments are generally spot-on, and he's able to explain, concretely and descriptively, the strengths and flaws of the movies he reviews.
Ebert is a fine writer with the uncanny ability to make every review readable, fun and insightful--whether it's his 5th review or his 5,000th.
Ebert always asks the right questions without the usual creampuff fluffery you come to expect from interviews in Entertainment Weekly, Vanity Fair, etc. He pushes their buttons and gets under their skin--and the results are usually pretty entertaining.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0740710893?v=glance   (2201 words)

 Press Release -- Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival
Roger Ebert has announced the 12 films that will be screened at his third annual "Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival," April 25-29, 2001, at the historic Virginia Theatre in Champaign, Illinois and at the University of Illinois.
Roger Ebert and festival guests will be on stage before and after each film to join the audience in discussions about the films.
Pulitzer Prize-winning Illinois Journalism graduate Roger Ebert (BS '64) is the host and programmer for the festival.
www.ebertfest.com /three/3press_release.htm   (1375 words)

 The Big Picture: Roger Ebert
Arts: Critic Roger Ebert gives us his take on the 20 best political films of the past two decades.
Roger & Me (1989, Michael Moore) This surprisingly successful film was a populist thumb in the eye of General Motors.
Wearing a baseball cap and dingy windbreaker, Moore elbowed his way into GM offices and stockholder meetings, and documented what he considered the company's rape of his hometown of Flint, Mich. Yes, the film took cheap shots--but it took them openly and gleefully, and that was part of the fun.
www.motherjones.com /arts/film/1996/05/ebert.html   (1969 words)

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