A Quick, Sad Note

I just read an e-mail from friend Daryl Chin (of Documents on Art & Cinema) telling me that Edward Yang died Friday after a long battle with colon cancer. This one makes me very sad. Anyone who could make a film as vibrant with life and as full of the balanced bittersweetness of it all as Yi Yi is an artist we will surely miss. At the risk of sounding maudlin, the world seems a poorer place anytime someone like that leaves it.