to me roger ebert had two lives.
he had the first half where he was the adversary to gene siskel.
the pair revolutionized television film criticism
and even though i originally liked gene better,
he couldn’t have done it without roger.
ebert’s second life came after gene died.
i didnt like roger ebert, until he was pretty much a solo artist.
in fact i dont know one traditional newspaper guy who adapted better with blogging
than roger ebert.
he would talk about anything on his blog: politics, creationism, plus film.
meanwhile he never slowed up on his print responsibilities.
i didnt always agree with his opinions.
but i aspire to one day have his work ethic.
say hi to gene for us.