Re: Call for a cultural boycott of Israel

From: Francisco Torres (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Dec 06 2006 - 18:17:13 PST

Jack Sargent"...the point of freedom of speech is to allow people to
speak (or create
cultural products, yes, even bad ones) not to judge the quality of
the products". Well. There goes the whole enterprise of film criticism
then... Back to the drawing board. We'll have to invent a new
discipline- "Sympathy film discourse" maybe?
We'll give every filmaker / film industry in the world and equal share
of our attention...
Come on! Every one of us has some sort of critical filter to bypass some films.
Ive never endorsed the idea that every artist deserves equal
attention. There is Bergman and there isRenny Harlin. Guess who'se
work I pay more attention to?
PS I vote with my wallet. If the Israelis and Turks make mostly bad
films I'll buy DVD's of Japanese or French films. No amount of pity
and/or sympathy will make me invest time and money on crap.

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