I know it's the obvious headline, but...the balcony is closed. All good wishes to Roger Ebert's wife Chaz and their family. It's amazing, after his cancer diagnosis in 2006, how absolutely alive he was; he seemed to be doing even more work than before. I wrote him a note, including a reminder that one of his first reviews was published in Rolling Stone, in 1968 -- not of a film, but of John Lennon & Yoko Ono's The Two Virgins and Number Five. He wrote right back, delighted at the memory of that byline. He would have thousands more, and he educated, enlightened and entertained millions. It was, as he said, and as one classic movie might put it, A Wonderful Life.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Ebert Reviewed Scandalous John & Yoko Film for 'Rolling Stone'
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