The best tribute to Roger Ebert would be to read the words about film he wrote. I’m going to go through the posts bohemea made last year that quoted his best reviews and reblogged them today.
As Rhett tells Scarlett in a key early scene, “You need kissing badly. That’s what’s wrong with you. You should be kissed, and often, and by someone who knows how.” For “kissed,” substitute the word you’re thinking of. Dialogue like that reaches something deep and fundamental in most people; it stirs their fantasies about being brought to sexual pleasure despite themselves.
- Roger Ebert on Gone With the Wind