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Art and Politics
In light of the discussions that knicolini and I have been having with people about the merits of Lars Von Trier's art, this take on this year's Cannes film festival is interesting. While I generally bridle at criticisms that an artistic judgment has been made for political reasons, I'm inclined to agree with Nigel Andrews here. Then again, a special award for Michael Moore's film wouldn't have had the same worldwide impact as the Palm of Gold. It's interesting that Quentin Tarantino, never known as a "political" director, should now be the ringleader for the politicization of a typically apolitical film festival. Incidentally, I don't think you can fault Mr. Kill Bill for slighting 2046, since he has publicly supported Wong Kar-Wai, not to mention the entire Asian film industry, in the past.

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kdotdammit From: kdotdammit Date: May 24th, 2004 11:34 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Even for me -- an Art First Fanatic -- it's a tough call. In such dire political times, do we need to use any mechanisms at our disposal, albeit Cannes, to put the public on alert, open some eyes, make some changes? Yes, I think we do.
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