Friday, February 19, 2010
I didn't know until very recently that Roger Ebert is dying of cancer. It's sad, but the man himself wouldn't want anyone to feel sorry for him.
Without realizing it, I've grown up idolizing Ebert as a journalist and intellectual, and there's a strong possibility that I've read his work more than I've read anyone else's.
Amazingly, a dying man is less embittered and calloused than most film critics. He simply loves movies, and reading him makes me excited about seeing the movies he's seen.
Here's a link to his interview with esquire http://www.esquire.com/features/roger-ebert-0310
And here's his review of Shutter Island http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100217/REVIEWS/100219980