Twitch’s Todd Brown has written a fantastic essay about the false dichotomy between “art” and “entertainment,” particularly within the realm of film.
This entire argument strikes me as flawed and false from the start. Time will decide what endures and is regarded as important, not the tastes of the moment. Critical darlings fade and disappear all the time while those shoved aside or discounted as fluff in their own time are later recognized as important. And the simple historical fact is that, particularly in the story telling field, ‘art’ almost seems to happen as an accidental consequence of commerce.
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