Roger Joseph Ebert was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American film critic and screenwriter.He was known for his weekly review column (appearing in the Chicago Sun-Times since 1967, and later online) and for the television program Siskel & Ebert at the Movies, which he co-hosted for 23 years with Gene Siskel.
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Of what use is freedom of speech to those who fear to offend?
Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you.
It is human nature to look away from illness.
We don't enjoy a reminder of our own fragile mortality.
I believe empathy is the most essential quality of civilization.
Doing research on the Web is like using a library assembled piecemeal by pack rats and vandalized nightly.
Because of the rush of human knowledge, because of the digital revolution, I have a voice, and I do not need to scream.
Grave of the Fireflies is an emotional experience so powerful that it forces a rethinking of animation... It belongs on any list of the greatest war films ever made.
'Marley' does what is probably the best possible job of documenting an important life.
It is hard enough to be good at all, but to be good in comedy speaks for your character.
Film theory has nothing to do with film.
Crowds can be frightening. They have a way of impressing the low, base taste upon their members. Watching the way thousands of people in his audience could not think for themselves, could not find the courage to allow their ordinary feelings of decency and taste to prevail, I understood better how demagogues are possible.
We live in a box of space and time. Movies are windows in its walls.
As I swim through the summer tide of vulgarity, I find that's what I'm looking for: Movies that at least feel affection for their characters. Raunchy is OK. Cruel is not.
Movies are not about moving, but about whether to move.
Skateboarding is forever, and things like college and girls only ruin an endlessly savored adolescence.
Jane Austen wrote six of the most beloved novels in the English language, we are informed at the end of Becoming Jane, and so she did. The key word is beloved. Her admirers do not analyze her books so much as they just plain love them to pieces.
It's strange: We leave the movie having enjoyed its conclusion so much that we almost forgot our earlier reservations. But they were there, and they were real.
A remarkable documentary that's also one of the most beautiful nature films I've seen.
Beguiled by George S. Bush's easy smile and casual indifference to the details, we are on the brink of electing him to office. This isn't choosing a president, it's casting the lead in a sitcom about the presidency.
I know it is coming, and I do not fear it, because I believe there is nothing on the other side of death to fear. I hope to be spared as much pain as possible on the approach path. I was perfectly content before I was born, and I think of death as the same state.
Battlefield Earth is like taking a bus trip with someone who has needed a bath for a long time. It's not merely bad; it's unpleasant in a hostile way.
There's nothing like impending death to rouse you from existential boredom.
How quickly do we grow accustomed to wonders.
I am reminded of the Isaac Asimov story Nightfall, about the planet where the stars were visible only once in a thousand years. So awesome was the sight that it drove men mad. We who can see the stars every night glance up casually at the cosmos and then quickly down again, searching for a Dairy Queen.
When I am writing my problems become invisible and I am the same person I always was. All is well. I am as I should be.
All good art is about something deeper than it admits.
The Muse visits during the process of creation, not before.
It's like the high school production of something you saw at Steppenwolf, with the most gifted students in drama class playing the John Malkovich and Joan Allen roles.
I think most people are more susceptible to prejudice than to reason.
And the parrots of talk radio are just sending out the same stuff. When I look at my e-mails, I see the same Limbaugh rhetoric; apparently, people don't have any ideas of their own. And there's just this drumroll of anti-progressive thought.
A lot of people just go to movies that feed into their preexisting and not so noble needs and desires: They just go to action pictures, and things like that. But if you go to foreign films, if you go to documentaries, if you go to independent films, if you go to good films, you will become a better person because you will understand human nature better. Movies record human nature in a better way than any other art form, that's for sure.
Troy is based on the epic poem The Iliad by Homer , according to the credits.
Homer's estate should sue.
Clint, my hero, is coming across as sad and pathetic.
He didn't need to do this to himself. It's unworthy of him.
We must try to contribute joy to the world.
That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try.
I was perfectly content before I was born, and I think of death as the same state.
When I had been a film critic for ten minutes, I treated Doris Day as a target for cheap shots. I have learned enough to say today that the woman was remarkably gifted.
The very fact of snow is such an amazement.
What we have here is a rousing boy's adventure story, adapted from stories that Edgar Rice Burroughs cranked out for early pulp magazines. They lacked the visceral appeal of his Tarzan stories, which inspired an estimated 89 movies; amazingly, this is the first John Carter movie, but it is intended to foster a franchise and will probably succeed.
A lot of first novels are written long before they're actually put down on paper.
Aren't you getting tired of people hating one another? What do they think they get out of it?
I begin to feel like I was in the last generation of Americans who took a civics class.
I'd rather be called a N*gger than a Slave.
We live in a box of space and time. Movies are windows in its walls. They allow us to enter other minds, not simply in the sense of identifying with the characters, although that is an important part of it, but by seeing the world as another person sees it.
What you see is so much less than what you get.
The film argues to the young that the old were young once, too, and contain within them all that the young know, and more.
There is a movie called “Fargo” playing right now.
It is a masterpiece. Go see it. If you, under any circumstances, see “Little Indian, Big City,” I will never let you read one of my reviews again.
The Golden Thumb is not as good as the Oscar, but it is a lot of fun.
Why is it that English, drama and music teachers are most often recalled as our mentors and inspirations? Maybe because artists are rarely members of the popular crowd.
Show me a sexual practice that involves ice cubes and hot sauce, and I will show you a sexual practice that would be improved without them.
Friends don't let Jackasses drink and drive.
The movie cheerfully offends all civilized notions of taste, decorum, manners and hygiene... The movie is vulgar? Vulgarity is when we don't laugh. When we laugh, it's merely human nature.
I urgently advise hospitals: Do not make the DVD available to your patients;
there may be an outbreak of bedpans thrown at TV screens.
I felt it would to add a great deal to my legend for eccentricity.