Roger Ebert is dying in increments, and he is aware of it.

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    Print Roger Ebert: The Essential Man

    A powerful read to say the least. One of the most well written articles I've read in a long time.
     
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    Wondered what happened to him on the program. One day he just wasn't there anymore.
    Now he can't talk but uses a computer and writes out notes on paper. Too bad. He was a terrific film critic along with his bud Gene Siskel. They were surely a pair.
     
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    No one he gave Avatar a good review, then dissed it.

    I don't have time to read the whole article now, but it does seem like a good read.
     
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    I read him religously, and I hate religion.

    He is a brilliant man with a huge heart.

    Comment in his comment section and if you are honest he will respond to you.

    This man, of all men, deserves a movie made about him; if I had my way, while he could still review it.
     
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    Exactly what would a movie about Roger Ebert entail...would it be setup much like Mystery Science Theater?

    I haven't read that much about Ebert's life, but I don't know of anything particularly fascinating that ever happened to the guy.
     
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    powerful read.

    very sad.
     
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    Good grief, I don't find anything powerful about it. I found grammatical and syntax errors all over the place. It's just a rambling description of a sick person's day, with some random history thrown in. It's interesting, sort of, and has moments where it's good, but it's like it hasn't been edited.

    I didn't get through it.
     
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    I had no idea this had happened to him. Poor guy.

    On the reconstruction . . . they used bones from his body and not man-made material? Anyone know why? Wouldn't the man-made material work? (like with an artificial hip)?
     
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    No offense to your taste, but for me it was boring boring boring. Sad and deep stories make for a boring read imho.
     
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    Exactly. I could write a descriptive piece about anyone in the local assisted living home and it would be the same thing. Only better.
     

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