Grace

Wednesday, February 24, 2010
I know I'm slow off the mark on this one, but if you haven't read Chris Brown's article about Roger Ebert in Esquire, then you should click through and spend the time on it. It's definitely worth it.

Mr. Ebert also has a journal hosted by the Sun Times, which is an amazingly candid look at the things he cares about and thinks about, and stands as an incredible testimonial to his skill as a writer and communicator.

I only hope that when my own health fails I can bless myself and those around me with this kind of grace in the final years of my life.

5 comments:

Vagabond said...

I read this one a few days ago. I've been a fan of his since the old PBS "Sneak Previews" days with Gene Siskel on WTTW. Ebert is one of the iconic film reviewers in history and one of the first film writers to systematically comment of modern film's role from a sociological standpoint. He is a giant in his professional field and also one helluva human being. Here's hoping he's typing on that laptop of his as long as he wants to do so.

Janiece said...

Matt, me, too.

I didn't realize until reading the article that he's the only film critic in history to have won a Pulitzer.

Vagabond said...

Try this neat trick: Go to google and type in "roger". When I do that, he's the first guess. Pretty impressive!

Mrs. Bitch said...

Hey Janiece
I don't know if you caught this anywhere else, but The Political Carnival has a short clip of Mr. Ebert "speaking" to Oprah with his voice synthesizer. Kinda cool.

http://www.thepoliticalcarnival.net/2010/03/video-roger-ebert-speaks-two-thumbs-up.html

Janiece said...

Thanks for the link, Mrs. Bitch. I don't watch Oprah anymore as a matter of principle, but I enjoyed that.