Friday, April 5, 2013

R.I.P. Roger Ebert

I woke up this morning to the news that Roger Ebert has died. To the vast public recognition of his impressive life and career I will add only this: that since I was a boy, his was the one and only face of film criticism. (Sure, Gene Shalit had what we'd call today a stronger "visual branding," but Ebert's reviews had more substance.) I was sad when Gene Siskel died and I'm sadder now.

The Onion A.V. Club has a very good piece collecting thoughts from their staff.

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