Thursday, April 4, 2013
The Big Screen in the Sky
It is with a heavy heart that Film Gab announces that one of the most visible film critics that we grew up with has passed. Roger Ebert was so much more than just half of the popular Siskel & Ebert movie reviewing duo. He won a Pullitzer Prize in 1974, was the author of over 15 books, and even scripted one of Hollywood's most notorious sequels, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970.) Through it all Ebert was a film critic who passionately defended and derided the films he reviewed, giving the art of critcism a recognizable character. Ebert in his trademark round glasses introduced many of us to the movies, and how we could discuss them, and for that we are forever grateful. Thumbs up to you Mr. Ebert.