Monday, April 08, 2013

Quote of the day

"Be prepared to give a negative review. If you give one to the work of a friend, and they're not your friend any more, they weren't ever your friend. As Robert Altman once told me, 'If you never gave me a bad review, what would a good review mean?' He was a great man. He thought over what he had said, and added: 'But all your bad reviews of my films have been wrong.'"

The late Roger Ebert offers some typically sage advice in his guide to being a critic.

If it's Ebert at his most caustic you're after, then look no further.

(Thanks to Megan and Faith for the links.)

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