Quote of the Day – Roger Ebert

No good film is too long and no bad movie is short enough.

Film Critic Roger Ebert (June 18, 1942April 4, 2013)

I’ve often wondered if Roger Ebert, who died today of cancer, ever had the misfortune of seeing an Indian movie.

The fact that Ebert lived up to 70 suggests he did not have to suffer the indignity of sitting through one of our Hindi, Tamil or Telugu atrocities.

After all, 99% of Indian movies are made by thieves and jackasses for philistines who wouldn’t recognize a classy film if it whacked them on the face!

4 Responses to "Quote of the Day – Roger Ebert"

  1. STG   April 5, 2013 at 3:03 am

    Whenever I graze through the Reception section of a movie (wiki), I always look for the phrase ‘Roger Ebert from Chicago Sun-Times’ and how much stars he awarded. Read galore of reviews in his blog. His perspective always fascinated me. The thought that henceforth wiki pages on movies won’t carry his name is deeply saddening 🙁

    RIP Roger!

  2. Madmax673   April 5, 2013 at 6:47 am

    He watched ‘Lagaan’.


    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Interesting review.


  3. vedagiris   April 22, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    RIP, Roger Ebert. He has always stood for quality films, irrespective of nation in which it was made.

    This guy along with Martin Scorsese took steps to digitize of some old Indian Classics, which even Indian legends (!) forgot. One such movie was Kalpana (hindi or bengali, i am not sure) which existed in bits of films. These guys somehow managed to collect the film and digitize it.

    Because of guys like Roger Ebert, at least some quality Independent movies are made in Hollywood. With his death, i dont think there is anyone from US to support quality movies from Hollywood and Rest of World.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Europe and Asia (excluding India) still have a tradition of putting out fine movies that are not computer-generated drivel like Iron Man, Superman, Tron etc.


  4. Ganesh Kumar   September 28, 2013 at 7:47 am

    //I’ve often wondered if Roger Ebert, who died today of cancer, ever had the misfortune of seeing an Indian movie.//
    He added 4 of Satyajit Ray’s films (Apu trilogy and Jalsaghar) in his Great Movies’ list and Santosh Sivan’s ‘The Terrorist’ too.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Satyajit Ray is spoken of in the same revered tone as the other great Asian film-maker, Akira Kurosawa.

    But having seen two of Ray’s films (Charulata and Shatranj ki Khilare) and one of Kurosawa’s (Yojimbo), I feel the Japanese director is better.

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