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Friday, June 06, 2008

entry arrow12:23 PM | Absolutely the Last Word...

... on the debate about difficult texts. Here's Roger Ebert expounding briefly on people's different responses to difficult texts, films including:

I think it has something to do with how interested you are in other people in general. Many of the truly great movies involve a close look at human life and behavior. To appreciate them, you have to be able to step outside yourself and empathize with someone else. That's the opposite of instant gratification. Some of your friends may not have reached that level of maturity. Some never will.

Amen.

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