Ebert discusses her involvement in the new documentary, Life Itself, about her late husband, film critic Roger Ebert.
But I think that his philosophy on life, on empathy, on walking in another person’s shoes, you know, trying to get into the head of a person of a different race, a different gender, different circumstances, different economic situation, having empathy, you know, being your brother’s keeper, your sister’s sister, that’s what I hope. I mean, things like that are really the things that I think are the most important.
Ebert talks about the impact his role as a movie critic had on movie viewers:
I think we put the notion into the minds of some kids that they wanted to grow up to be movie critics. If we did, that was our great success. I don’t mean they did do it for a living, but that at a young age they learned to be more demanding about the movies they saw.
Siskel and Ebert are interviewed by Hall on The Arsenio Hall Show. They talk about Hall’s outfit, if they think it’s fun to critique movies, and what they think of Silence of the Lambs. Siskel:
The best thing about our job is seeing good movies. That’s the very best thing.