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One of the joys in the life is in reminiscing of the conversations that I had with Roger Ebert. I met him at a convention and was impressed with the man.
We were reflecting upon a few decades ago when movie reviewers looked down upon horror movies. They did not feel they were the highest level of movie making. But Roger Ebert waxed with much enthusiasm on the great gothic movies. Beyond that I revered the handwritten postcards I would receive from Ebert while he was traveling on vacation or saw something that he thought I would be interested in his commentary about. I don’t believe I ever saw in my lifetime a more riveting, enchanting and romantic commentary on movies than Ebert’s television shows with Gene Siskel and then others to follow.
Talk about a figure we will all seriously miss. I can perceive at the Pearly Gates he was given “two thumbs up”