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Life Itself

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Stephen Stanton Stephen Stanton
Roger Ebert


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Life Itself - Official Trailer (2014)HD

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A powerful two thumbs up documentary

9 years, 2 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

8 years, 8 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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2 years, 5 months ago at Dec 28 0:18
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(Mu) Movies are not the theme; it is the enthusiasm of living thanks to words and immages. Ebert even congratulates James to film a 'suction' in his body in horrible close up. Y prefer the Siskel & Ebert analisis by friends and Siskel's widow.
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Description: This documentary focuses on the long career of Roger Ebert, the Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic for The Chicago Sun-Times. He absolutely loved movies and did all he could to champion the works of such gifted directors as Ramin Bahrani (Man Push Cart), Gregory Nava (El Norte), and Errol Morris (Gates of Heaven). Director Werner Herzog called him "a soldier of cinema" and Martin Scorsese has always been grateful for Ebert's alertness to the art of this creative medium. We learn many details about the life and work of this talented writer: how he started out producing his own newspaper while in grade school; his mor ... (more)
Release date: 4 July 2014
Tags: Documentary (6), 2014 (5), Biography (3), Chicago (3), Cancer (2), Alcoholism (2), 2010s (2), Health/Wellness (1), Based On Book (1), Terminal Illness (1), Directors (1), Meaning (1), Critics (1), Suffering (1), Illness (1), Lives (1), Resilience (1), Partnerships (1), Roger Ebert (1), Ebert (1)
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fernando posted a review 2 years, 5 months ago

“(Mu) Movies are not the theme; it is the enthusiasm of living thanks to words and immages. Ebert even congratulates James to film a 'suction' in his body in horrible close up. Y prefer the Siskel & Ebert analisis by friends and Siskel's widow.” read more

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"Watched via: Blu-Ray (Panasonic) Date: 06.11.20 Genre: Documentary RE-watchability: 3.5*** (out of 5) Note: Bought at the Dollar Tree."


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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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" Perhaps the best-known film critic gets his amazing life put into a worthwhile documentary. It's a beautiful, loving tribute to the man. "


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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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