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Would that quote be the same if you put "television" in place of "advertising" and "theatre" in place of "modern art?" Discuss amongst yourselves. (via via)
Posted by 99seats on April 12, 2011 at 12:21 PM in 99Seats, Culture | Permalink
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The quote only works for television and theatre if you think the latter is inherently better than the former. I don't think I've seen a play in the last two years as affecting as a garden variety episode of Friday Night Lights, so it's hard for me to say that.
April 12, 2011 at 12:42 PM
I'm largely in agreement with you. What I think is sort of interesting is that when this sentiment usually gets expressed in theatre, it is in the context of theatre being better than television, so it's the people who left who couldn't hack it or didn't have the vision for the pure shores of theatre.
Honestly, if he said, "I love advertising because..." and the rest was pretty much the same, that would come closest to where I'm sitting with most theatre these days.
April 12, 2011 at 12:47 PM
Put "marketing" in place of "advertising", and "theatre"/"modern art"/"music"/"writing"/.../
April 12, 2011 at 02:29 PM
Thanks. I'll just go blow my brains out.
April 12, 2011 at 03:41 PM
yeah I feel Banksy but some of us gotta feed our kids and pay the bills. Not that I work as an advertiser nor do I have a kid, but I do have a job outside the theatre/media/arts field.
April 12, 2011 at 04:12 PM
I love theatre. But I have a hard time wrapping by brain around why it's supposedly a bad thing for a writer to make a living writing, or an actor making a living acting. TV or not.
After all, TV has done a way better job subsidizing theatre artists than theatres have done, no?
Tony Adams |
April 12, 2011 at 05:46 PM
I guess Banksy couldn't get a job in advertising?
Malachy Walsh |
April 15, 2011 at 08:56 PM
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