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"All of us will always owe him everything." Jean-Luc Godard said that about Orson Welles. I say that about Andrew Sarris, who was incomprehensibly let go from his post at The New York Observer today. Godspeed, Andrew. I will never forget my debt to you, and ever try to honor it.
UPDATE: Subsequent clarifications about the circumstances of Sarris' change of status at the Observer do make the above seem a trifle, well, melodramatic. Boy, is my nose red. Such is life on thefast-moving, oft-misinformation-laden intertubes, I suppose. In any case, I'm glad the man will still have some kind of perch at the paper, for as long as the paper itself can hang on. And of course I don't take anything back pertaining to my regard for him.