Roman With A BulletPosted: October 3, 2009
*Polanski dared risk capture for a few reasons, but the oft-overlooked factored seems to be that he is 76 years old. What 76 year old do you know that gives a damn about a whole lot?
*People seem pissed Woody Allen is backing Polanski. Wouldn’t it be more strange if Woody didn’t back him up?
*Hollywood is a secret society. Outsiders think they’re hip to the game, but they’re really, really not.
*Hollywood’s support is deeper than supporting a talented filmmaker, though that is obviously the case on some level.
*Theory: This sort of thing happens with enough frequency that it is somewhere between a non-event and a quietly accepted, par for the course occurence.
*Dude has been a high-profile fugitive for over thirty years, working and everything. People are outraged by what he did, but didn’t seem too interested in expressing that through shunning his work. It was a generally-accepted fact that Polanski was a great filmmaker who couldn’t come to the US because he was a wanted fugitive. Just as people vote with their money, they excused with their acceptance.
*The lesson: Your griminess to talent ratio must be directly proportional.