If you are a movie fan, there is no doubt that in your lifetime you have either loved or loathed the film officianado Rogert Ebert. The man that was the final word when it came to film reviews, Roger Ebert’s stamp of approval meant everything to the success of a new movie.
And it was either ‘thumbs up’ or ‘thumbs down’ when it came to his opinion. A very simple indication of pass or fail that later created a TV show for Ebert and partner Gene Siskel. ‘Siskel & Ebert at the Movies’ became a household program. Later, after Siskel passed in 1999, his fellow critic at the Sun-Times Richard Roeper replaced him.
In very rare occasions the double thumbs up was a miracle, perhaps cause for a national holiday. His opinions were loud, straight-forward, and most times, right on the money.
Ebert and his thumb worked for the Chicago Sun-Times for 45 long years. His fans followed his reviews religiously, like the Holy Bible for movie-goers. And today we all look back and remember the amazing contribution he made in his lifetime. Not only to the film industry, but to all those who may have been touched by his expert advice, or even his difficult battle with cancer. Read More