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Archive: April, 2013

POSTED: Monday, April 8, 2013, 11:57 AM

When  Roger Ebert's passed, it was nice to see Hollywood, in the person of folks like Martin Scorsese and Jason Reitman, paying their respects.

I remember the uncomfortable silence that attended Gene Siskel’s in memorium at the Oscars – no doubt there were some old wounds there -- and I thought that was too bad.

No such restraint of feeling for Ebert, perhaps because Hollywood knows what a powerful advocate Ebert has been for an industry that by rights should be as dead as the record business.

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