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|Roger Ebert: The Essential Man|
by noteworthy at 6:12 am EST, Feb 17, 2010
The lights come back on. Ebert stays in his chair, savoring, surrounded by his notes.
And so a story is broken into pieces, with the releases spaced apart in time, that the audience might take advantage of the intermission to savor the tasty bits of the first course while waiting in eager anticipation of the next.
You don't realize it, but we're at dinner right now.
There are only so many movies, so many trips, so many new friends, so many family barbecues with the sun going down over the long grass.
It has always been this way.
But at forty-five you realize it.