A Machine That Generates Empathy


That old cliche, "standing on the shoulders of giants," is something that every single putz who considers himself a film critic on the internet needs to remind themselves of: we all stand on the shoulders of Roger Ebert. Hell, every film critic of the last thirty years period stands on that man's shoulder. Now, the trailer for director Steve James' (Hoop Dreams) documentary about Ebert, Life Itself, chronicling Ebert's career, illness and death, has been released.

There are movies about movies, and movies about people, and occasionally movies about movies people love. This is a movie about a man who loved movies, gave everything to them, and whose legacy will rather poetically be preserved in one. And that, to me, is beautiful.
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About MR. Clark

Adopting the descriptor of "successfully unpublished author", MR. Clark began writing things on the internet in 2012, which he believed to be an entirely reputable and civilized place to find and deliver information. He regrets much.

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