Re: Roger Ebert's comments


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Posted by Dave on June 03, 1999 at 02:26:44:

In Reply to: Re: Roger Ebert's comments posted by McClenahan on June 02, 1999 at 09:19:16:

: I didn't see Ebert's show, but I tend to think his sources are very peripheral to our industry. He offers his opinions without knowing anything substantial. He makes his living talking about what other people actually do.

Do you have to really know* something substantial *to be a good audience. An ability to express your thoughts clearly is all a critic needs as trade.


: Sorry, I tend to be more pessimistic.

Iíll say.

:It might be different if I had seen him.

: The good thing is, the brainless powers that push the buttons in our industry might become encouraged by Ebert's comments. "Gee, Ebert said animation is good, so maybe it is."

: God help us.


I think you are being pretty hard on Roger. I think he speaks for the average film critic and is more than welcome to discuss animation. He hasnít always liked films Iíve worked on but I really respect his perspective. (As I do Charles and Leonard). I am glad he even gives us the time of day.


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