Saturday, February 16, 2008

In Short, Everything Wrong With Trying to Do Art in America

"Every time x tries to do a classic, they mangle it. They try to make it relevant."
-a patron to a box office employee

1 comment:

Jack said...

Thats a good point. Since art is really just a story with one specific point that is not connected to any universal concepts, it is not really possible to be creative when working with a pre-existing text. Why even bother casting new actors. We could just have the original performers come back and do it again. This would work perfectly for say the Greek tragedies, since all of the original players are, tragically, deceased.