HedorahIsBestGirl wrote:Vakanai wrote:There may be awful, awful people in the media as we now know, but those are usually the non-creative types. Carl Denham's supposed to be a director, they usually manage to find a rapport with their actors, 05 Carl could only find rapport probably with a hyena so sociopathic the other hyenas banished it from the pack.
Alfred Hitchcock famously referred to actors as cattle and was accused of sexual harassment by many of his actresses. One of the greatest film directors of all time, and also a misogynist and possibly a rapist.
Stanley Kubrick had numerous accusations of sexism and verbal abuse from his casts and crews. Once again, among the most celebrated film directors ever.
Lars von Trier is a raging misogynist and quite possibly a psychopath, yet critics worship his films.
You're welcome to dislike Jack Black's Carl Denham, but claiming that the character doesn't work because movie directors can't be awful people is an invalid argument.
Never said directors couldn't be awful people, just assumed most weren't, and that those who are/were I assumed were better able to hide it (Jack Black's Carl was unconvincing at his attempts to hide how awful he is). But holy crap I didn't know that about Hitchcock and Kubrick. Doesn't change my dislike of making Carl Denham like that however.
That's Chris Sale of the Boston Red Sox. UltramanGoji posted it because of the face he's making, not to imply that he's a douchebag.
Ah. I'm not a sports fan.
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UltramanGoji wrote:Yeah no, it was just a reaction image. I was wincing at the thought that it's "usually the non-creative types" which I disagree with. One of the most high profile was Harvey Weinstein, yes, but most of the awfulness seems to come mostly from actors, directors, comedians, etc. Amber Heard, Kevin Spacey, Louis C.K., Bryan Singer, I wouldn't exactly classify them as non-creatives.
Fair enough. I think the problem is I don't follow Hollywood news and gossip outside of what movies might be coming out, so I am unaware of most of these incidents. I only know what hits the "news" news, and that was mostly Weinstein and not all these others. So apparently Hollywood is full of awful people. Meh, still doesn't make the change to Carl Denham in 05 an improvement in my opinion.