Sorry for the truncated message!
Shari Rosenblum objects:
> It seems to me that whether an artist fails or succeeds within his
> chosen parameters should be something each viewer be allowed
> to assess for himself -- whether or not the elite and the trained
> believe him capable of doing so. Anything else, I submit, is a
> betrayal of the artists' craft.
Film is not unique, but it certainly is highly susceptible to
post-facto manipulation by others. The comments on this thread echo
points in earlier debates about colorization--and even dubbing vs.
subtitling. Unfortunately, in cinema there are all too many
opportunities for betrayal.
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