Saturday, August 20, 2005

In Memoriam: George Fasel

I am sad indeed to see that George Fasel of A Girl and a Gun, a favorite film blog and one of the first I ever linked to, died this week of cancer at age 67. It is strange how glowing an impression you can get of an individual, merely by observing his film taste. George's was exquisite. His writing was elegant and erudite, always done at a high level that demanded engagement from his readers. I am glad to see that his site will remain up, because I refer to it often. His correspondence, and his responses in his comments threads, showed a gracious and thoughtful man. My deepest sympathy to his family.

7 comments:

Diane said...

Oh my, this is terribly sad news. I have visited his site many times and was so impressed with his tastes, encyclopedic knowledge about films, and love of cinema from such a sophisticated level. My deepest condolences to his family and beloved ones.

Campaspe said...

I was so shocked and sad. I had been checking his blog every day, wondering when he would post next.

girish said...

How terribly sad.

Lance Mannion said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. I enjoyed his webpage so much.

Security Dog said...

Very sad news. He was a terrific resource, and his opinions were his own.

surlyh said...

I only discovered George's blog (and the blogging world) recently, but recognized his knowledge and love of film. Truly sad news.

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