måndag, november 23, 2009

as a moral act and as a work of art

Angående den ev. diskrepansen mellan ämne och utförande:

"not all works of art which successfully perform a moral function greatly satisfy as art. [...T]he short film Night and Fog by Alain Resnais satisifes equally as a moral act and as a work of art. Night and Fog, also a memorial to the tragedy of the six million, is highly selective, emotionally relentless, historically scrupulous, and - if the word seems not outrageous - beautiful".

- Susan Sontag, "Reflections on The Deputy" (1964)

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