His words so eloquent, he was always one of three critics I would base my hard earned movie going dollar decision on. If the triumvirate of Ebert, Peter Traverse and Richard Corliss of Time magazine all gave it the thumbs up, I would plunk my money down on the counter and know chances were excellent I was in for the thrill ride or the emotional departure I needed for that drug free fix of the week.
Roger Ebert lived his life with class and his words moved many far beyond his film recommendations.
This passage from a few years back creates the perfect eulogy penned from his own mind.
Salon-Roger Ebert - I do not fear death
We can only hope that Gene Siskel took the time to have Roger's celestial seat in the balcony steam cleaned and put on a fresh batch of Orville Redenbacher.
With over 30 years experience, Tim McLarty currently works out of Toronto Canada as a writer/voice performer, producer and media strategist producing advertising and entertainment content.