Thursday, April 4, 2013

Goodnight Mr. Ebert

Roger Ebert has passed away marking the true end of the era of the mass media film critic. Starting in the 1970s he and fellow critic Gene Siskel were a part of my youth, looking forward to their show each week I started my true film education.

I didn't always agree with Ebert, on a lot of things, but I respected him for being honest about a lot things in his life beyond his work. He talked opening about his weight issues, about his health, his politics and his religious views. 

I was a fan, and when he responded to my comment on his blog, it was a big deal to me. He recommended the film Black Narcissus in response to my comment I made sure to check it out. thumbs up to you sir.

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