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Patrice Leconte's "Monsieur Hire" is a tragedy about loneliness and erotomania, told about two solitary people who have nothing else in common. It involves a…

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Chicago honors Roger Ebert

Check out the Chicago Sun-Times Special Section: Honoring Roger Ebert

Mayor Daley declared Monday Roger Ebert Day in Chicago. In a special ceremony, the Sun-Times film critic was honored "for his lasting contributions to cinema," with a large sidewalk "medallion" outside the historic Chicago Theatre, where, long ago, he shot a memorable intro to his syndicated program "At the Movies."

Here is a preview of what you can find in the Sun-Times special section honoring Roger Ebert:

Monday, officially dubbed Roger Ebert Day by Mayor Daley, began with an award ceremony on State Street outside the Chicago Theatre, where Ebert was honored with a large sidewalk "medallion" and where, long ago, he shot a memorable intro to his syndicated program "At the Movies."

Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert, who last month scored a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and now has an official day named after him in Chicago, is more famous than many of those stars whose movies he reviews. Still, he'll tell you, he's a newspaperman first and a TV personality second. Always has been, always will be

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