Roger Ebert Praised by Filmmakers – and The President

people.com :    He sometimes may have roundly criticized them, but actors and filmmakers alike gave high thumbs up to the late Roger Ebert, who died Thursday after a lengthy fight with cancer.

Fellow Chicagoan President Barack Obama spoke for many when he said in a statement, “For a generation of Americans – and especially Chicagoans – Roger was the movies. When he didn’t like a film, he was honest; when he did, he was effusive – capturing the unique power of the movie to take us somewhere magical.”

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