I had a review of Belle de Jour lined up for today, but now it seems so trivial to post it. Today the world lost one of the most important film critics of all time, Roger Ebert. Roger wasn’t just a great film critic, though; he was an excellent writer, and above all else, a wonderful person. In recent years, I had enjoyed following his Facebook and Twitter feeds, as he continued to share interesting, and often fascinating, material at all hours of the day. When he lost his ability to physically speak, he flawlessly moved into the realm of digital media, never losing his writing voice.
His death today is a major loss not just for film buffs, but for movie lovers and fans of great writing in general. Roger’s influence is monumental, and he will be dearly missed.
His final written words, from his blog post yesterday:
“So on this day of reflection I say again, thank you for going on this journey with me. I’ll see you at the movies.”