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"Movie reviewing is the solitary evaluation of a communal medium. Critics watch films in small screening rooms, or alone on DVD players, then retire in solitude to write up their opinions and insights, to recollect passion in tranquility. Roger does all that; but more than any critic I know, he brings the informed discussion of film out from under the lamp, into daylight. He has used his fame to elevate the conversation, challenging audiences to attend not just to the dramatic and ethical aspects of films but to their visual strategies. (Roger is one of the few film critics who actually, and knowledgeably, looks at movies.) And unlike a lot of people in the public eye, he's amazingly comfortable with his celebrity. I've never seen Roger rush past a fan who tugged his sleeve and asked about a movie. He actually listens to people." - - Richard Corliss writing about Roger Ebert in TIME


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