Friday, April 05, 2013

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert loved movies.

Except for those he hated.

It’s a perfect sentiment for the man who has reviewed films and brought critics into our homes for 46 years. Roger Ebert passed away yesterday. As someone who has been, and still is, in film school, I have a lot of respect for what he has done with the industry and how he has helped elevate films that deserved to be watched. We haven’t always agreed, particularly with the argument about videogames being art. And your favorite films we would probably have had a healthy debate on.

“Citizen Kane? Really Ebert. You know it’s a snuff film. The only redeeming quality for Orson Wells is that he refined sound design to a level that is still unfounded today.”

Though La Dolce Vita is on his list, so I can’t really argue with him.

Whatever your perception may be, and though we may not agree with his views about video games, he did make an impact on films in his own way and he will be missed.

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