Roger Ebert, Behind The Screen

Mike Gold

ComicMix's award-winning and spectacularly shy editor-in-chief Mike Gold also performs the weekly two-hour Weird Sounds Inside The Gold Mind ass-kicking rock, blues and blather radio show on The Point, and on iNetRadio, (search: Hit Oldies) every Sunday at 7:00 PM Eastern, rebroadcast three times during the week – check above for times and on-demand streaming information.

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5 Responses

  1. remssr says:

    roger will be missed greatly by us Chicago s-f fans, I remember the “love letter” in zero to a young Maggie Curtis. my brother set up rogers’ home alarm system. as always A BIG THUMBS UP TO ROGER,

  2. Rene says:

    I’m truly saddened by his death. And envious that you knew him personally. There are very few famous movie critics that I love. Ebert was one of them. To me, there are two kinds of famous critics:

    The “Pauline Kael” kind, that is contrarian, bombastic, idiosyncratic to the point of appearing capricious, always giving a vibe that it’s all about them, not about the movies themselves. I hate that kind of critic. Incidentally that is the one that always hates the movies you like.

    The other kind, the good kind, I always thought of as the “Roger Ebert” kind. The solid guy. The one that is humble enough to approach every movie on its own terms. That doesn’t discount entire genres or philosophies of movie making. The one that doesn’t rely on cheap controversy.

    Yes, occasionaly Ebert bashed a movie I loved. THE PRESTIGE and THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON being examples. But usually, I could use his reviews reliably to gauge how I will enjoy a movie.

    He is going to be missed.

  3. mike weber says:

    I often wished o knew him; just watching and listening to him and reading his reviews, i knew he’d be fun to know.

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