Jeff Shannon

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Jeff Shannon (1961 – December 20, 2013) was an American film critic, born and based in Seattle. He was best known for his work with the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (1985–92) and The Seattle Times (1992–2013).[1][2][3][4]

Shannon studied film history, theory and criticism at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. He was the assistant editor of Microsoft Cinemania CD-ROM and website movie encyclopedia (1992–98), and the original DVD section editor in the Home Video department of (1998–2001). He also contributed video-on-demand reviews for the late Roger Ebert’s website (2011–13)[4]

He was injured on the island of Maui in 1979 two weeks after graduating from high school, leaving him with a C-5/6 quadriplegia. In addition to writing occasional articles for New Mobility magazine, he served two three-year terms on the Washington State Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues and Employment [1] (2005–11). He also wrote an column, "From Where I'm Sitting", for[4]

Shannon died on December 20, 2013.[5]


  1. ^ Katherine RenŽe Henninger (April 9, 2007). Ordering the Facade: Photography and Contemporary Southern Women's Writing. UNC Press Books. p. 122. ISBN 978-0-8078-3112-0. Retrieved August 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ Hall, Halbert W. (1997). Science Fiction and Fantasy Reference Index, 1992-1995: An International Subject and Author Index to History and Criticism. Libraries Unlimited. p. 464. ISBN 978-1-56308-527-7. Retrieved August 3, 2012. 
  3. ^ The Video librarian. Randy Pitman. 2005. p. 3. Retrieved August 3, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c From Where I'm Sitting. 2013. Retrieved October 10, 2013. 
  5. ^, Jeff Shannon Remembered. Retrieved December 21, 2013.

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