Remembering Roger

Roger Ebert, the man who revolutionized movie reviews with the thumbs-up rating died this week. (Photo courtesy of Gerd Altmann/pixabay)

Roger Ebert, the man who revolutionized movie reviews with the thumbs-up rating died this week. (Photo courtesy of Gerd Altmann/pixabay)

The man who created the “thumbs-up, thumbs-down” rating system passed away this week and it is with great sorrow I write this post.  I found an interesting article by Christie Lemire remembering the man behind the reviews.  The thing that amazed me about Roger Ebert was his work outside of movie reviews.  He did a fantastic job educating the public about a wide variety of topics not even closely related to movies, and he did all without being able to talk.

Roger Ebert created a sense in everyone that they knew him, even though most people never got the chance to meet him.  He created a legacy of reviews and work that spanned generations and will continue to affect journalism for years to come.

Cheers, Roger, and may I say, five fantastic thumps-up on your work!

Posted on 8 April 2013, in EC Blogs, Life. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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