Thursday, October 1, 2009

Re: Polanski, or would Hitler have been excused if he had been a better painter?

I don't believe in "L'art pour l'art," art for the sake of art. It may be timeless, but it is art for mankind, "L'art pour l'homme."

A lot of great art have come from people who turned out not to be that great human beings. We still listen to their music, admire their paintings, photos or films, but that doesn't mean that we need to forgive them their crimes or immoral behaviour. Does that mean that the artist is above the law, that the genius can do whatever he or she wants?

Roman Polanski is a great filmmaker, but also a man devoid of moral.
Here is what he did.

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