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Chen G.

Jul 3, 9:51am

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Except get the rights that made it all happen

Harvey Weinstein may be a despicable person, but his part (and that of his brother, Robert) in making these films possible and getting them underway is undeniable.

Of course, he was as much of a bother as he was an assistance, trying to not only cut the films down but also wanting a more predominantly american cast (that's where casting ideas like Nicolas Cage sprung from) but still.

The world isn't so simple, and sometimes bad people have a part in the making of something good. Our enjoyment of The Lord of the Rings needn't be tainted by the Weinsteins involvement any more than our enjoyment of The Aviator.

Its true of other projects and producers, too. Sam Spiegel wasn't a particularly nice man, and is said to have used his influence on a 16-year-old Theresa Russell. Doesn't make some of his productions any less brilliant.

Plus, producers aren't as integral to the film - as it appears on the screen - as the director, screenwriter and cast. And even then, do we need to hate The Shining now because Kubrick was a jerk to his cast? What about Hitchcock? Heck, people still watch Polanski's old classics.

(This post was edited by Chen G. on Jul 3, 10:00am)

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