- When cancer stole his ability to speak, Roger Ebert went to Twitter for "zingers and one-liners"
- Analyst says Ebert naturally understood the back-and-forth nature of social media
- He talked movies, but also debated issues from politics to religion on the site
- Ebert felt "incredibly fortunate" to live in the Internet age in his final years
Explore more about the fascinating world of the late film critic Roger Ebert in an encore presentation of the CNN Film "Life Itself," Sunday, January 25, at 8 p.m. ET on CNN.
(CNN)It was on the pages of newspapers and in the coveted aisle seat on television's "At the Movies" that the world met Roger Ebert, the passionate lover and sometimes combative critic of film who virtually defined cinema critique for a generation.