25 March 2008

RIP Paul Arthur

I just found out a film professor of mine, noted film scholar Paul Arthur, passed away this morning due to cancer. The news came as quite a surprise since he was still young and seemed healthy to me. He was a respectable professor that knew a great deal about film and was known to be demanding of his students, expecting the best from their responses and their participation. Even as haughty as he came off, it is clear he loved film and he would light up when someone would say something insightful or inspired in class. In any case, it is a shame that he is gone and his passing made me think about my own mortality, as death often does.

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