Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Roger Ebert gets His Voice Back

If you've been following the news about Roger Ebert over the past three years, you know that cancer took Roger Ebert's jaw and condemned him silence four years ago. His writing, now the only form of his communication, has become transcendent. Each review is like the work of a great author.

But Roger may not be silent forever. A Scottish company has developed a text-to-speech program that has sampled Roger's own voice (fortunately, thanks to 'At the Movies', there are hundreds of hours of his speech recorded).

Here he is on Oprah. When he switches from the standard Stephen Hawking tone to his own sample, it's truly breathtaking.

Take a look.

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