1. University of Illinois Daily Illini student newspaper editor (and, sure, well-known film critic) Roger Ebert passed away today. I appreciated the perspective of his film reviews, but also I occasionally enjoyed the familiar, intelligent tone of his blog posts. In the Times obit I read, this line stood out:
Mr. Ebert believed a great film should seem new at every watching; he said he had seen “Citizen Kane,” his favorite, scores of times. His credo in judging a film’s value was a simple one: “Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions never lie to you.”
Here are some other great lines.