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It got two votes as one of the ten best movies of its decade.

N.E. Brigand
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Jan 14 2013, 3:54pm


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It got two votes as one of the ten best movies of its decade. [In reply to] Can't Post

In a poll conducted for Take One magazine in 1977. Not enough to make the cumulative top ten, but still.

Russ Meyer's Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, that is, for which Ebert wrote the screenplay.

But Ebert's former television partner, Gene Siskel, panned it in his role as Chicago Tribune critic.
(And then did so again 20 years later, in Entertainment Weekly, as I recall.)

As for the old saw about critics being failed creative artists, plenty of people do both. George Bernard Shaw is the preeminent example. But even Tolkien wrote some criticism! And in film, there have been plenty of critics who went on to become successful directors. Think especially of the French nouvelle vague, hugely influential both as critics and filmmakers.

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(This post was edited by N.E. Brigand on Jan 14 2013, 3:55pm)

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Ebert not reviewing the Hobbit? dawei_bilbo Send a private message to dawei_bilbo Jan 13 2013, 7:44pm
    He may not do it Welsh hero Send a private message to Welsh hero Jan 13 2013, 7:50pm
    Good, one negative review less. ;) // Estel78 Send a private message to Estel78 Jan 13 2013, 7:52pm
    He reviews too many films as it is. N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Jan 13 2013, 8:10pm
    LOTR is the point where ghost_matt Send a private message to ghost_matt Jan 13 2013, 11:52pm
    It is doubly disappointing... Chainsaw Charlie Send a private message to Chainsaw Charlie Jan 14 2013, 12:28am
        Past the point of interest GhostofMacbeth Send a private message to GhostofMacbeth Jan 14 2013, 3:40am
    Ebert is completely overrated stoutfiles Send a private message to stoutfiles Jan 14 2013, 3:43am
        This . . . Beren0nehanded Send a private message to Beren0nehanded Jan 14 2013, 1:08pm
            Bomby will say this once more time! Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Jan 14 2013, 1:50pm
                It got two votes as one of the ten best movies of its decade. N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Jan 14 2013, 3:54pm
    explanation carrioncrow Send a private message to carrioncrow Jan 14 2013, 2:33pm

 
 
 

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