Roger Ebert with Martin Short character

Film critic Roger Ebert, who died Thursday morning after a long bout with cancer, was a larger than life personality, especially on camera. Here are some memorable clips of the late writer.

Ebert on the importance of film criticism:

He and Siskel talking about their orginal “Sneak Previews” show on “Later” with Bob Costas:

Siskel and Ebert devote a whole episode of “At the Movies” to the magic of the “Star Wars” phenomenon (the originals, not the prequels):

A vintage clip from “Sneak Previews” in which he and Gene Siskel analyze the women in peril horror movie wave of the 1970s:

On the impact of Quentin Tarantino:

More: Photos of Roger Ebert Through the Years

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