Hoop Dreams director has turned Roger Ebert's biography "Life Itself" into a documentary of the same name. It opens tomorrow and I can't wait to see it. There is a 1,000,000% chance it will make me cry both happy and sad.
When Ebert got sick and started to lose his ability to communicate as effectively and immediately with the people around him, he stumbled into social media - specifically Twitter - and the world was never the same. I miss his daily observations, but I'm glad there are others - including his wife Chaz - that continue to update @ebert. In a small way it makes it feel like Roger is still with us. By that I mean that the things that he loved still have meaning to many and the lessons that he taught us continue to inspire legions of fans and admirers. Not a bad legacy.
And also, of course, all the words he left behind. "The movies that last, the ones we return to, don't always have lofty themes or Byzantine complexities. Sometimes they last because they are arrows straight to the heart."