Παρασκευή, 5 Απριλίου 2013

Roger Ebert, R.I.P.


It's a sad day for fans of film
criticism: Roger Ebert, one of the most influential and famous
movie critics of the last four decades, has died of cancer. He was
70 years old.


Ebert reviewed movies for the Chicago Sun-Times for 46
years, and was the first film reviewer to win a Pulitzer Prize for
criticism. Here's how the Sun-Times obituary start:



For a film with a daring director, a talented cast, a
captivating plot or, ideally, all three, there could be no better
advocate than Roger Ebert, who passionately celebrated and promoted
excellence in film while deflating the awful, the derivative, or
the merely mediocre with an observant eye, a sharp wit and a depth
of knowledge that delighted his millions of readers and
viewers.


“No good film is too long,” he once wrote, a sentiment he felt
strongly enough about to have engraved on pens. “No bad movie is
short enough.”



You can read the rest of the obit
here
. 

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