Roger Ebert was the world’s most prolific and well-known film critic for many years. He believed in the relatively of a film’s merits, meaning a film didn’t need to be the next Citizen Kane for him to recommend it. Thus, an action movie could be as good as an art film. In his long career of reviewing films, he gave us tidbits of truth about movies, life, and love.
‘In the previous century the movie theater was often, in smaller towns and cities, the only grand architectural statement, save perhaps for a church or courthouse. They unashamedly provided a proscenium for our dreams.’
‘We live in a box of space and time. Movies are windows in its walls.’
‘Some movies, even good ones, should only be seen once. When we know how they turn out, they’ve surrendered their mystery and appeal. Other movies can be viewed an indefinite number of times. Like great music, they improve with familiarity.’
‘When I am writing, my problems become invisible, and I am the same person I always was. All is well. I am as I should be.’
‘The point is not to avoid all stupid movies, but to avoid being a stupid moviegoer.’
‘No good movie is too long, and no bad movie is short enough.’
‘When a movie character is really working, we become that character.’
‘Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you.’
‘If the British monarchy is good for nothing else, it’s superb at producing the subjects of films.’
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Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.
Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.
Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.
We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.