In Memoriam: A Look Back at Siskel and Ebert and the Movies (Video)

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Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert (YouTube)

Several years ago, I was going through a bunch of YouTube reels from At the Movies, and noticed a funny thing: Roger Ebert’s relationship with his co-host, Gene Siskel, was way less amicable than I remember it being as a kid. Or maybe the Internet just had a fascination with the way that Mr. Ebert–the more cynical, cerebral of the pair–loved to take the piss out of his partner.

I quickly made a mashup of this phenomena, titled it “The Darker Side of Siskel and Ebert,” and sent it off into the ether of the Internet (at the time, an AOL-owned site called Urlesque.com), not really thinking much of it.

The next day, Mr. Ebert tweeted the video to his hundreds of thousands of followers, a move that showed one of the critic’s greatest qualities: the ability not to take anything, especially himself, too seriously.

Now that Mr. Ebert and Mr. Siskel have both passed away, I’m reposting this video as a tribute for two of the greatest voices in cinema history. Enjoy.

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