What a loss!
I was so sorry to learn that Roger Ebert has died — we were all such huge, geeky fans of his + Gene’s, back in the Siskel + Ebert days.
I remember their going on an early Letterman show, + he had them shooting baskets. Good times!
Do you remember when their show opened to a scene of them stepping on + off the EL train in Chicago?
Since then, I’ve read + enjoyed several of Roger’s movie review books + given said-same as gifts.
Anyway, this has been big news in Chicago, as all my entertainment guys knew + admired Roger Ebert.
I didn’t get to read his Chicago Sun-Times movie reviews, sadly, because we get the other paper in Chicago — the Tribune.
However, I did head to the Rotten Tomatoes website + sought out Roger’s review of whatever movie we might go see. Today there are some very moving tributes on the website, in honor of him: