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    http://edition.cnn.com/2013/04/04/showbiz/roger-ebert-obituary/index.html



    Vaya con Dios and Thumbs up,old fella!
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      that's terrible, I only just discovered the old Siskel and Ebert reviews only a couple weeks ago. RIP, you will be greatly missed :(
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        New Age Reto Hippie wrote:
        that's terrible, I only just discovered the old Siskel and Ebert reviews only a couple weeks ago. RIP, you will be greatly missed :(


        The last Siskel and Ebert review i watched on Youtube was A Little Princess
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          Sad. And to think that he died of cancer just like Gene Siskel.
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              Guild_Navigator wrote:
              http://edition.cnn.com/2013/04/04/showbiz/roger-ebert-obituary/index.html



              Vaya con Dios and Thumbs up,old fella!


              Oh Jesus. A Great Film Critic has gone as dead as a doornail! :(
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                thecrow174 wrote:
                Sad. And to think that he died of cancer just like Gene Siskel.


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                  Very sad. I used to watch Siskel and Ebert all the time back in the 80s and 90s. I stopped watching after Gene Siskel died in 1999.
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                    bassman21 wrote:
                    Very sad. I used to watch Siskel and Ebert all the time back in the 80s and 90s. I stopped watching after Gene Siskel died in 1999.


                    Sad to hear
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                      thecrow174 wrote:
                      Sad. And to think that he died of cancer just like Gene Siskel.


                      Cancer is one of the most horrific and evil things in this world. I had to watch it personally when my mom was diagnosed with it, but thankfully she is still with us.

                      But I was very sadden to hear of the death of one of, if not the greatest, film critic of all time in Roger Ebert. As I stated on my Facebook, I'm going to watch the episode of the animated TV show the Critic that featured both Siskel and Ebert voicing themselves. That's sort of my tribute to them, RIP Roger Ebert.
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                        Old_school_JJ wrote:
                        thecrow174 wrote:
                        Sad. And to think that he died of cancer just like Gene Siskel.


                        Cancer is one of the most horrific and evil things in this world. I had to watch it personally when my mom was diagnosed with it, but thankfully she is still with us.


                        But I was very sadden to hear of the death of one of, if not the greatest, film critic of all time in Roger Ebert. As I stated on my Facebook, I'm going to watch the episode of the animated TV show the Critic that featured both Siskel and Ebert voicing themselves. That's sort of my tribute to them, RIP Roger
                        Ebert.


                        My tribute was watching them review A Little Princess from
                        1995 a truly lovely movie
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                          Gene Siskel died back in 1999 and now we've lost Roger Ebert.

                          This is not an overstatement - Roger Ebert changed the way I view television and movies. When I started watching "Sneak Previews" back in 1978 I learned a new way to talk about entertainment.

                          Like Gene Siskel used to say, "tell me you like something and I'll ask you why, tell me you don't like something and I'll ask you why - unless you can explain your feelings your opinion has no merit".

                          I'm not alone, Roger Ebert taught a lot of people how to explain their feelings about movies. Thanks to "Sneak Previews" conversations about media got much more interesting. My thanks to Roger for showing me that media really does matter, well done my friend!

                          Rest In Peace Roger Ebert
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                            eddstarr88 wrote:
                            Gene Siskel died back in 1999 and now we've lost Roger Ebert.

                            This is not an overstatement - Roger Ebert changed the way I view television and movies. When I started watching "Sneak Previews" back in 1978 I learned a new way to talk about entertainment.

                            Like Gene Siskel used to say, "tell me you like something and I'll ask you why, tell me you don't like something and I'll ask you why - unless you can explain your feelings your opinion has no merit".

                            I'm not alone, Roger Ebert taught a lot of people how to explain their feelings about movies. Thanks to "Sneak Previews" conversations about media got much more interesting. My thanks to Roger for showing me that media really does matter, well done my friend!

                            Rest In Peace Roger Ebert


                            I have to say what a heartfelt speech eddstar88
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                              Thank you.

                              Roger Ebert's love for films really came through with his analysis of movies that he liked as well as hated. His bad reviews were sometimes his best.
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                                eddstarr88 wrote:
                                Thank you.

                                Roger Ebert's love for films really came through with his analysis of movies that he liked as well as hated. His bad reviews were sometimes his best.


                                I won't watch those type of shows but every year i saw him at the Oscars commenting on the Best Picture nominees
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                                  One of the most fun episodes of "Siskel & Ebert" I ever saw was a tutorial on Film Plot Types.

                                  I've been trying to find that clip on YouTube, but the show went something like this:

                                  The Idiot Plot: A plot that requires all the characters to be idiots. If they weren't, they'd immediately figure out everything and the movie would be over.

                                  The Buddy Cop Plot: two people, usually opposites of each other with conflicting personalities, are forced to work together.


                                  Those are the two I can remember. Maybe other members can find the rest of the list because according to Roger Ebert every movie ever made falls into one of these universal movie plot types.
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                                    eddstarr88 wrote:
                                    One of the most fun episodes of "Siskel & Ebert" I ever saw was a tutorial on Film Plot Types.

                                    I've been trying to find that clip on YouTube, but the show went something like this:

                                    The Idiot Plot: A plot that requires all the characters to be idiots. If they weren't, they'd immediately figure out everything and the movie would be over.

                                    The Buddy Cop Plot: two people, usually opposites of each other with conflicting personalities, are forced to work together.


                                    Those are the two I can remember. Maybe other members can find the rest of the list because according to Roger Ebert every movie ever made falls into one of these universal movie plot types.


                                    Is Rush Hour considered a Buddy Cop
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                                      LOL, yeah Rush Hour fits that bill. I've forgiven Jackie Chan over that one.

                                      Here's another from the Plot Types:

                                      The Rags to Riches Plot:
                                      the main character starts out a loser and ends up a winner.
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                                        eddstarr88 wrote:
                                        LOL, yeah Rush Hour fits that bill. I've forgiven Jackie Chan over that one.

                                        Here's another from the Plot Types:

                                        The Rags to Riches Plot:
                                        the main character starts out a loser and ends up a winner.


                                        Actually it means from poverty to wealth i love those type of stories and i fancy them like a Cinderella story
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                                          It's an interesting concept. Depending on who you ask, the number of plot types varies greatly. When I was in grade school, I was taught there are three:
                                          Man vs Man - conflict between people
                                          Man vs Nature - conflict between a person and the world or environment (i.e., monster movies, or climbing a mountain)
                                          Man vs Himself - internal conflict or struggle
                                          It's the unique elements that make a story interesting and new, but all stories can be reduced down to one of these simple styles.


                                          Other schools of thought extrapolate this basic framework and say there are seven:
                                          Man vs Man
                                          Man vs Nature
                                          Man vs Environment
                                          Man vs Machines and Technology
                                          Man vs The Supernatural
                                          Man vs Himself
                                          Man vs God/Religion

                                          I don't agree with this. All of those can be put into the three containers, although combinations are possible (and again, are what makes things interesting.) 'vs God/Religion', for instance, could be seen as 'vs Man' and/or 'vs Nature'.

                                          Yet more categorizations count more types of plot, with themes such as:
                                          Quest
                                          Adventure
                                          Pursuit
                                          Rescue
                                          Escape
                                          Revenge

                                          (and more.) This is from Ronald Tobias's 20 Master Plots. Again, while deeper studies may use this classification system to reveal intricate ideas of story construction, I see a lot of overlap between these.

                                          or:
                                          Deliverance
                                          Crime Pursued by Vengeance
                                          Vengeance taken for kindred upon kindred
                                          Pursuit
                                          Disaster
                                          Falling Prey to Cruelty of Misfortune
                                          Revolt

                                          (and more.) Georges Polti's The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations.)
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