Terrible sad day for movies lovers to hear the news that Roger Ebert is no longer with us. I’ve got the pleasure and honour to met him once in 2000 at the Toronto International Film Festival. He was pleasant, nice, and larger than life. I remember in one screening, a volunteer had no idea who he was and didn’t let him get into the theatre for a screening which got him quite upset. I think they eventually figured out who Ebert was and let him in.
I love how Ebert writes about movies and can bring out things that I miss even though sometimes our tastes are not quite the same.
Goodbye Ebert. I know wherever you are, they will be playing movies you love non-stop.
“Roger Ebert dead at 70 after battle with cancer” Apr 4th, 2013, Chicago Sun-Times obituary
I then read these two pieces by Ebert, “A letter to Werner Herzog: In praise of rapturous truth” and “review of Encounters at the End of the World”
Apr 5th, 2013 update:
via PBS, “In this 1994 clip, Roger Ebert answered the question: What final message would you leave for future generations?”
The Hollywood Reporter, “THR’s Todd McCarthy Remembers Roger Ebert“
I want to wish “Long Hair”, Leung Kwok-hung, happy 57th birthday, good health and all the best! Here is my 2005 documentary “Long Hair Revolution” filmed only two months after his election to Legislative Council of Hong Kong. I’m happy to say my first documentary has been added to the federal government “Library and Archives Canada” permanent collection in Ottawa.
“The code says that LAC staff, which includes Canada’s leading librarians and archivists, who set foot in classrooms, attend conferences or speak up at public meetings on their own time are engaging in “high risk” activities.
Given the dangers, the code says, the department’s staff must clear such “personal” activities with their managers in advance to ensure there are no conflicts or “other risks to LAC.”
The code is already having a “chilling” effect on federal archivists and librarians, who used to be encouraged to actively engage and interact with groups interested in everything from genealogy to preserving historical documents, says archivist Loryl MacDonald at the University of Toronto.“
Football and Why Malcolm Gladwell may never be invited back to speak at University of Pennsylvania ever againTuesday, 12 March, 2013
Feb 20, 2013, The New Yorker, “HOW MUCH PROOF DO WE NEED?”
P.S. I would really really LOVE to know what the discussion was like at the post-talk dinner table ! :)
P.P.S. I am aware that some hockey players are affect by CTE as well and we Canadians should be ashamed of ourselves in doing nothing about it while enjoying our hockey games!