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Monday, January 3, 2011

Roger Ebert and the late, still great Gene Siskel talk about criticism.

Ebert on Ebert, as such. Why it is we do what we do, and how we should do it. Sound advice, from the men who revolutionized film criticism.

I totally took notes.

And, for those of us who wish to do this professionally, these are the notes to take. Both Ebert and Siskel make incredible points, almost prophetic points, on the dangers of political correctness and how disabling it can be for a new writer to find his or her voice.

Rest in peace, Mr. Siskel. And keep on keepin' on, Roger.