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    Embracing the movies

    Todd Leopold, CNN
    More than a year after Ebert's death, CNN's Todd Leopold reminds us how Roger shared his awe and love for "pictures projected in the dark."
  •  Film critic Roger Ebert arrives at the 25th Film Independent's Spirit Awards held at Nokia Event Deck at L.A. Live on March 5, 2010 in Los Angeles, California

    Making 'Life Itself'

    Director Steve James reveals how his perspective evolved about showing Ebert after his jaw surgery.

Ebert's influence and legacy 

  • Roger Ebert during 2003 Cannes Film Festival - Roundtable with Roger Ebert at the American Pavilion at The American Pavilion in Cannes, France. (Photo by Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage)

    'My friend for 40 years'

    Bob Greene, CNN Contributor
    "I wish you could have known him as a young man -- his laughter, his stories, his sheer joy of being out around other newspaper people."
  • CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 16: Director/producer Campbell Scott and critic Roger Ebert arrive for their discussion at the American pavilion during 56th International Cannes Film Festival 2003 on May 16, 2003 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty

    'Last of a breed'

    Roger was "the last of a breed. ... The big-time television movie critic is a thing of the past," says ex-colleague Michael Medved.