He also made the claim that the movie was inspired directly from the 1929 film "Man With a Movie Camera” by Dziga Vertov.“This film ["Man in a Blizzard" by Jamie Stuart] deserves to win the Academy Award for best live-action short subject. (1) Because of its wonderful quality. (2) Because of its role as homage."
Personally, I think Roger Ebert has offically lost his mind. The two films are nothing alike in my opinion. "Man in a Blizzard" is about as special and entertaining as a barking dog. There's nothing wrong with it, but I've seen a thousand better films by complete amateurs on YouTube, and several better ones right here in this forum.“You can tell from the cinematography he knew exactly what he was doing and how to do it. He held the Vertov film in memory. Stuart must already been thinking of how he would do the edit and sound. Any professional will tell you the talent exhibited here is extraordinary.”