Something’s missing at the movies

07 Apr

empty marquee Roger Ebert has taken his wit to the movie theatre in the sky where the popcorn is perfectly buttered, the floors are never sticky, and nobody talks or texts during the show.

People grieve differently.  This weekend in honor of Ebert’s incalculable contribution to the film industry I decided to enjoy my own movie marathon, watching some of my favorites again–the truly trite, marvelously familiar, hauntingly classic, and surprisingly artistic–Man of La Mancha, Clueless, The Glass Menagerie, and The Artist.

I don’t know what Ebert thought of any of these films, but for my taste, in his biting words, none of them are “worse than a colonoscopy.”


Posted by on April 7, 2013 in Uncategorized


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2 responses to “Something’s missing at the movies

  1. mary frances

    April 19, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    I may have see the artist, but the only one i know i’ve seen for sure from your list is clueless, which i loved! loved roger ebert two …

  2. Ellen Bowers

    April 20, 2013 at 4:51 am

    My tastes can run to the odd and obscure, but Clueless is one of my all-time favorites. I got to meet Alicia Silverstone at a book signing. She’s really a lovely, gracious person


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