It’s still hard to believe, but one year ago today, film critic Roger Ebert passed away. The legacy he left behind could run paragraphs, but he was an institution in the medium, a passionate voice for the artistry of film and an eloquent, accessible critic that made cinema approachable for everybody. He’s dearly missed, but today we have a video that will hopefully help celebrate an individual whose influence is still very deeply felt.
In the fall of 1996, Ebert published “Roger Ebert’s Book Of Film,” an anthology of his film writing, and a few months later he visited TVO‘s “In Conversation With Allan Gregg.” What followed is a fascinating talk with the critic, touching about film, the state of criticism, the skills he brings to both print and television and much more. As always, Ebert is pleasure to listen to and for any fans, this is well worth the time.
For more on Ebert, be sure to check out the following features and videos: Remember Roger Ebert (with reminisces from The Playlist staff), 5 Movies Roger Ebert Championed and Ebert’s first interview on “Charlie Rose.“