Watch: Roger Ebert's Fantastic 'Remaking My Voice' TEDTalk Video
When film critic Roger Ebert lost his lower jaw to cancer, he lost the ability to eat and speak. But he did not lose his voice. In a moving talk from TED 2011, Ebert and his wife, Chaz, with friends Dean Ornish and John Hunter, come together to tell his remarkable story. That's the introduction to this new 20 minute TED video with Ebert and it's unquestionably a must watch if you've ever read one of his reviews (that means everyone). Not only is it fascinating to hear him "tell" his story, but it's inspirational to hear about how courageous and charming of a person he really is, no matter how many scathing reviews he's given. Enjoy!
Hat tip to SlashFilm for being one of the first to find/post this wonderful video. As Peter says, "the talk isn't about film or movies, but it is worth your time." I totally love TED Talk videos, most of them are truly inspiring, and this is no exception. Plus, I gotta love that the name of his voice is "Alex" - heck yes. Even if you don't agree with his opinion, you can't deny that Roger Ebert, especially at this point, is a truly lovable, old time movie geek. Though I love that he uses cool technology to keep up with everything and won't go anywhere without his laptop. Keep on keepin', Ebert, you're a cinema hero in every way. See you in Cannes!