Monday, November 21, 2005

Mel Gibson fights the good fight

Mel Gibson has decided to take on Clean Flicks for cutting The Passion of the Christ.

Priase the Lord. I hope this puts them out of business.

I think Clean Flicks is one of the most morally bankrupt business' in the world and if Mel Gibson manages to force them out of business I truly think the world would be a better place. It is, in my opinion, morally reprehensible to revise an artists work.

That would be like me finding the genitals on the David offensive, so I cut that portion of the sculpture and append the remaining upper and lower pieces together. The art is ultimately different and altered beyond recognition.

And they even have a Clean Flix version of Kill Bill. Can you believe that?


The Silent Observer said...

I'm not so sure it's about art. These same studios sell edited-for-content versions of their films to airlines and certain theaters. I think they may not like the fact that a place like CleanFlicks can exist without them getting a cut.

In fact, I'm sure that's what it is, because since when is disrespecting art against the law? Why would is it so bad to castrate my scale-model of Michelangelo's David? That's what America is all about, isn't it?

John said...
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John said...

You can probably do whatever you want to David since there's no copyright on its image. However, try altering a contemporary artist's work and you'll probably have a lawsuit.

And it's pretty reasonable that they'd want a cut of the profits. It is their work to edit and re-edit, etc. I reserve that right with my art.

Anonymous said...

Clean flix version of Kill Bill? That's hilarious. I guess I could recommend that to my non-R rated viewer friends now.