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dbmk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-09-10 10:12 AM
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6. I can follow your logic - somewhat
Edited on Tue Mar-09-10 10:14 AM by dbmk
But is staying away from art that depicts what it is wrong - purely because it is art - really the right answer?

Where I think your argument short curcuits is that you seem to say that art is not art when it takes place in a context or handles a topic you have issues with. Even if it supports your view.
An anti war poster cannot be art either?

That would rule out any movie/tv series with any sort of antagonist or antagonistic context. Can't watch a WWII war movie because Hitler was responsible for killing millions. Can't watch a love story that takes place during WWII either, because Hitler was responsible for killing millions. Can't watch CSI, because criminals do horrible things.

If it is just because you don't want to be reminded about what is wrong, fair enough. But you seem to equate the context of the movie with implicit approval of said context. And in this case it could not be more wrong.
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  -"The Hurt Locker": When Great Art Meets Lousy Politics CrisisPapers  Mar-09-10 09:06 AM   #0 
  - Implicit pro-war politics  sharp_stick   Mar-09-10 09:17 AM   #1 
  - The movie is as far from real bomb disposal as one can get. Did  icee   Mar-09-10 11:09 AM   #14 
     - Or maybe not  dbmk   Mar-09-10 01:48 PM   #17 
     - There were major technical errors in THL and most other films for that matter  ProgressiveProfessor   Mar-09-10 08:47 PM   #30 
  - There are So Many Reasons Why I Will Not See that Movie  Demeter   Mar-09-10 09:37 AM   #2 
  - You both seem to think art has a responsibility to be politically partisan...  Bicoastal   Mar-09-10 09:58 AM   #5 
  - Demeter is merely expressing her opinion that art has consequences  ironrooster   Mar-09-10 05:24 PM   #23 
  - I can follow your logic - somewhat  dbmk   Mar-09-10 10:12 AM   #6 
  - Your first statement had me thinking. You said...  icee   Mar-09-10 10:53 AM   #13 
  - Is It Art, or Just Violence-Porn?  Demeter   Mar-09-10 05:16 PM   #21 
  - I saw the Movie  Daveparts still   Mar-09-10 10:13 AM   #7 
  - Saving Private Ryan?  dbmk   Mar-09-10 10:19 AM   #8 
  - Excellent post. I will not see it either. Long ago, I was in a war where  icee   Mar-09-10 10:43 AM   #10 
  - Let me post a blatant spoiler  dbmk   Mar-09-10 01:26 PM   #16 
  - It's Extremely Dangerous To Be As Close-Minded As You Are.  Toasterlad   Mar-09-10 03:18 PM   #19 
     - Judgmental, Not Closed Minded  Demeter   Mar-09-10 05:18 PM   #22 
        - No, You Can't JUDGE It, Because You Won't SEE It  Toasterlad   Mar-09-10 08:26 PM   #28 
        - Didn't know  dbmk   Mar-10-10 03:10 AM   #34 
  - Uh, I watched the movie and it wasn't pro-war by any means  sasquatch   Mar-09-10 09:38 AM   #3 
  - I don't get it  dbmk   Mar-09-10 09:50 AM   #4 
  - I'm glad I'm not the only one....  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Mar-09-10 01:05 PM   #15 
  - No offense, but did you even watch the movie?  liberation   Mar-09-10 10:36 AM   #9 
  - Ironic, because Cavuto from Faux was all whiney because "Hollywood values win again"  Taverner   Mar-09-10 10:46 AM   #11 
  - One Mans' "Implicit" .........  Indepatriot   Mar-09-10 10:52 AM   #12 
  - I concur  imnKOgnito   Mar-09-10 08:51 PM   #31 
  - The Sole Aim Of the Hurt Locker Was To Focus On One Specific Dangerous Task  Toasterlad   Mar-09-10 03:16 PM   #18 
  - I agree with much of what you say but wish to point out  truedelphi   Mar-09-10 05:45 PM   #24 
  - The Point Is, the Hurt Locker Was In No Way a Political Movie  Toasterlad   Mar-09-10 08:24 PM   #27 
     - Those are all good things to know.  truedelphi   Mar-09-10 08:38 PM   #29 
        - Despite the Subject Matter, I Didn't Find Hurt Locker Especially Violent  Toasterlad   Mar-09-10 10:50 PM   #33 
  - And Avatar got the Oscars for it.  dbmk   Mar-10-10 06:27 AM   #37 
  - "Birth of a Nation" was a tremendous work of art  provis99   Mar-09-10 04:54 PM   #20 
  - That's the first movie that came tomy mind  rpannier   Mar-10-10 04:15 AM   #35 
  - Interesting question  Time for change   Mar-09-10 05:46 PM   #25 
  - Birth of a Nation  rpannier   Mar-10-10 04:18 AM   #36 
  - Soldiers are victims of the powers that invent these wars too. It is time we stop glorifying  pundaint   Mar-09-10 08:09 PM   #26 
  - Oh, don't worry, American troops will be out of Iraq all right,  begin_within   Mar-09-10 09:56 PM   #32 

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