On Facebook, Los Angeles Times staff writer Susan King shared the impact made during her formative years by Charles Champlin, the retired editor, film and book critic who passed away Sunday at the age of 88. From her post:
Though I only talked to him twice on the phone, he had changed my life as a teenager. He hosted a series on PBS called Film Odyssey, which showed classic films from the Janus catalog.
One of the first films was Truffaut’s Jules & Jim. That film changed my life. The series changed my life and Champlin changed my life. There’s a big chance I would be doing something else if it wasn’t for that show.