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Life Itself
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Werner Herzog Werner Herzog
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Ava DuVernay Ava DuVernay
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Stephen Stanton Stephen Stanton
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Errol Morris Errol Morris
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A powerful two thumbs up documentary

2 years, 4 months ago at Mar 27 21:12
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When you hear the word critic, who's the first critic you think of? I'm probably guessing Roger Ebert, who was and still is the most famous critic of all time! This documentary 'Life Itself', goes into Roger Ebert's life as a critic, his working with Gene Siskel and his 11 year battle with cancer!

This documentary is wonderful! It creates emotion with the scenes of Ebert in hospita... read more

A very good movie

1 year, 11 months ago at Sep 14 21:15
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Ever since I heard about this movie, of course, I became really eager to watch it. Indeed, for more than 20 years, I have been a huge movie fan and, at some point, I guess a little bit less than 10 years ago, I stumbled accross those amazing reviews written by Roger Ebert. Eventually, I think I must have read 2000, maybe 3000 of his reviews and I always check them after I had watched a movie rel... read more
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Description: 'Life Itself' recounts the surprising and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert - a story that's by turns personal, wistful, funny, painful, and transcendent. The film explores the impact and legacy of Roger Ebert's life: from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism and his nearly quarter-century run with Gene Siskel on their review show, to becoming one of the country's most influential cultural voices, and finally to Roger's inspiring battles with cancer and the resulting physical disability - how he literally and symbolically put a new face on the disease and continued to be a cu ... (more)
Release date: 14 November 2014
Tags: Documentary (5), 2014 (4), Biography (3), Cancer (2), Chicago (2), Alcoholism (2), Film (1), Movies (1), Based On Book (1), 2010s (1), Death (1), Directors (1), Colorado (1), Racism (1), Terminal Illness (1), Roger Ebert (1), Usa (1), Ebert (1), Critics (1), Illness (1)
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" Vista: 06/04/2017 Vista por primera vez. Opinión: Un muy buen documental, la película toca con lujo de detalle y de una forma conmovedora la vida de roger ebert, desde su carrera como periodista, su relación con el cine, el como critico de cine tanto en periódicos como televisión, su relación con Gene Siskel, sus últimos días de vida, entre muchos otras cosas que competen al tema, a través de las diferentes entrevistas que vemos de diferente gente a través de la película, o también "


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"Best Documentary Feature! Winner: Life Itself! Nominees: Citizenfour Last Days in Vietnam The Salt of the Earth Virunga"


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"Henkilöpalvonta on in. Nykyään kaikista voidaan näköjään tehdä lämminhenkinen dokumentti. Roger Ebert kieltämättä vaikutti sen sortin kusipäältä, että tällainen kuvan kiillottaminen kuoleman jälkeen tuntuu äärimmäisen kornilta. Toki jätkä varmaan jostain jotain tiesikin ja raivasi tietä kaikille kriitikoille, mutta silti tämä tuntuu aivan törkeältä egotripiltä. Kestoakin on vielä sellainen pari tuntia, josta olisi kyllä huolella voinut karsia juttuja pois."



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