Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Big Screen in the Sky

We here at Film Gab take off our hats to a legendary Film Gabber who helped shape film criticism and in some ways, the way we watch films. Film critic Andrew Sarris passed away this morning from complications from an infection. In a lifetime of film criticism Sarris was able to help create the canon of great American Films and their Filmmakers, often crossing swords with other critics—most notably with the equally opinionated Pauline Kael. In a world where everyone is a film critic (ahem) Sarris was a symbol of the heights film criticism could attain. He may not be welcomed by everyone he meets at the Pearly Gates, but he will most certainly be respected.

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