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dbmk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-09-10 11:12 AM
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6. I can follow your logic - somewhat
Edited on Tue Mar-09-10 11:14 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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