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Roger Ebert Movies, Humanistic Twitter Voice

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Roger Ebert movies: From Beyond the Valley of the Dolls to Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens (image: Dolly Read, Cynthia Myers, Marcia McBroom in Beyond the Valley of the Dolls) [See previous post: "Roger Ebert Dead: Pulitzer-Winning Film Critic."] According to the IMDb, Roger Ebert wrote or co-wrote screenplays for three movies, all three "sexploitation" efforts directed by Russ Meyer: Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970) tells the story of three young rock-band members who find sex (lesbian and heterosexual), drugs (of various kinds), and disillusionment in Hollywood. Distributed by the then-daring 20th Century Fox (the studio also released the Raquel Welch / Mae West combo Myra Breckinridge that year), Beyond the Valley of the Dolls takes Jacqueline Susann's bestselling trash-novel Valley of the Dolls and its 1967 Mark Robson-directed film adaptation to even higher levels of cheesy camp. The cast include Dolly Read, Cynthia Myers, Marcia McBroom, […]


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Roger Ebert Dead: Pulitzer-Winning Film Critic; His Top Ten Movies

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Roger Ebert: Pulitzer winner, TV star-critic, humanistic Twitter voice has died Roger Ebert, probably the best known movie critic in the United States, died earlier today in Chicago, after suffering a recurrence of the cancer he had been fighting for over a decade. Ebert was 70. (Image: Film critic Roger Ebert.) Though best known for the populist "thumbs up, thumbs down" routine he shared with fellow (and rival) film critic Gene Siskel on their nationally syndicated television show At the Movies (formerly Sneak Previews and later Siskel & Ebert), Roger Ebert was a widely respected movie pundit. A writer for the Chicago Sun-Times since 1967, Ebert became the first film critic to win a Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 1975. (That particular Pulitzer category had been created five years earlier.) Nearly three decades would pass before another film critic, the Washington Post's Stephen Hunter, earned a Pulitzer in 2003. (Gene […]


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Ryan Dunn Drunk, Speeding Before Fatal Crash

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Ryan Dunn Vilified by some for being "insensitive," Roger Ebert turned out to be right about Jackass performer Ryan Dunn's last ride. Dunn's blood alcohol level was 0.196, or more than twice the maximum legal limit of 0.08. Also, according to police he might have been driving as fast as 140 mph in a 55-mph zone. Dunn, who had turned 34 on June 11, and his passenger Zachary Hartwell, 30, died early Monday after Dunn's Porsche flew over a guardrail, smashed into a tree, and burst into flames in West Goshen Township, Penn. Prior to the deadly crash, Dunn had tweeted pictures of himself drinking with Hartwell and another friend. Not long after Ryan Dunn's death was made public, Roger Ebert tweeted: "Friends don't let jackasses drink and drive." Ebert later apologized in case his remarks had sounded "cruel." Following Dunn's death, G4 has put his new show,┬áProving Ground, on […]


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