Ebert's incisive, personal commentary set the bar
Roger Ebert, seen in 1969, became the Chicago Sun-Times movie critic when he was 24 years old. He was plain-spoken but articulate and was the voice of the common man. He had uncommon insight and a delightful dry wit. He could put something complicated into terms many could understand.
Posted: Sunday, April 7, 2013 12:00 am
“The balcony is closed.”
Of all the thousands of words that poured out after the Thursday death of Chicago Sun-Times movie critic Roger Ebert, 70, those were the ones that got me. A fan posted them beneath Ebert's last blog entry, and they brought home the finality of loss — a great voice in movie criticism that will never speak again.
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Sunday, April 7, 2013 12:00 am.