Originally Posted by PaulD
Really interesting post there Gojirosan and overall I do agree with you.
I'm not sure I agree with the bit I've highlighted though since, although I see your point, we're talking about works of the artist, and not the other hands which also bring that work into fruition. Repulsion, Chinatown etc are the result of Polanski's vision, even with the help he had in creating it (kinda delving into Auteur Theory here I guess) but he is the reason those films are how they are. I'd be really surprised if even the most passionate person who won't watch Polanski's work as a result of what he did would also turn away from watching Inception if they found out that the Lighting Technician had been convicted of sexually assaulting a child.*
You say you enjoy Salva's work. Out of interest, have you seen Clownhouse? And if so, how did you feel about the scenes of the boys in the bath, in their pants, topless, bare-arsed etc?
Ah yes, but in rejecting the auteur you are also rejecting the work of many others. Why should they suffer for the actions of one? And if the auteur is worthy of judgement, why not anyone else? Is child abuse acceptable if it's "just a technician" and not a director or lead actor?
Is it OK to watch Beetlejuice
because Jeffrey Jones wasn't one of the leads?
Not seen Clownhouse
but I don't see why those elements should be an issue of any kind. I will watch it today and let you know, though.