Sunday, July 27, 2014

Life Itself 2014

This is a documentary about famed movie critic and Pullitzer winning writer Roger Ebert, who finally succumbed to cancer last year, after a long admirable battle in which he continued his creative work till the penultimate day. It is an affectionate and admiring portrait by people close to him, including many who got their professional breaks through him. I also had a prolonged online interaction with him and remember him as an extremely intelligent and warm person, with strong and clear opinions about all things. Seeing this film was like connecting the dotted lines of the mental picture of him that I carry.


Anonymous said...

As touched by his life story, I became more grateful to him for how much he supported me and others even during his last days. This is one of the best documentary films of this year.

S. M. Rana said...

Apart from its cinematic merit,it has a personal meaning for both of us, as one we knew in common.