Only a bleach-white skeleton remains, silently mocking him in the murky darkness. Santiago realizes he’s still unlucky. REALLY unlucky. (Duh!) He calls the sharks “dream killers”. Which isn’t really all that fair. I mean, the sharks were just doing their job and the marlin… Jesus, don’t even get me started on the marlin! It was just hanging out one day, minding it’s own business, maybe thinking about ways it could be a better provider for it’s family and WHAM! Harpoon in the brain. Who’s the “dream killer” now, f*ckface? The hypocrisy is pretty much boundless at this point.
This is the second year that Artistic Director Cameron Bailey and the Toronto International Film Festival held an Ebert Tribute honoring a filmmaker for excellence in the industry. Last year, we presented a Golden Thumb award to Martin Scorsese at the TIFF Ebert Dinner. Our celebratory meal occurred earlier in the day this year, with an Ebert Lunch celebrating the career of Ava DuVernay , whose recent film, " Selma ," garnered an Oscar nomination for Best Picture. But she was also chosen because of her myriad efforts to bring along other women and minorities in the film industry with her company ARRAY. Her grace in holding the ladder steady so that others may climb with her is admirable.