Tuesday, March 07, 2017

A champion of the American art form

I believe movies matter. And so I loved Robert Osborne. Like Roger Ebert, he brought a passion and respect to the art form that has always captivated me.

Robert Osborne was dignified and elegant, as befitting an aficionado of Old Hollywood. I've missed him since he cut back on his TCM hosting duties due to illness. I've thought of him often and always hoped he'd be back. (In my fantasies, he would host one last Summer Under the Stars day this August for one of his favorites, Gene Tierney.)

But now he's gone. Rest in peace, dear man.