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The Cultural Vandalism of Jeffrey Tambor
Tambor lost the power of illusion — the illusions he created with such painstaking care — and all you can see now are allegations that seem a lot more convincing than his vague apologies and promises to do better. Tambor is far from the first great popular artist something like this has happened to. He won’t be the last. And it’s not on us to either forgive him for it or try to factor it out as we watch his work.

That was never our job. It was part of his job. And he blew it.

Once you believe that a particular actor or filmmaker or screenwriter is a predator or abuser, you’re aware that the environment that produced your entertainment — the film set — was engaged in a conscious or reflexive cover-up, in the name of protecting an investment. You can’t be in love with it. You can’t really enjoy it in the most basic sense, not without playing dumb.

You didn’t do that to the artist. The artist did that to himself.

The emotional, physical, and financial damage that problematic artists inflict on people in their orbit should always be the first and main subject of discussion.

Nobody is stopping anyone from watching these works (though they’re no longer as easy to find, and you probably have to own a DVD player). We can still talk about them, study them, write about them, contextualize them. But the emotional connection has been severed.

It’s not incumbent upon the audience to pretend not to know unpleasant facts about the performer so that they can enjoy fiction. It’s incumbent upon the artist never to put the audience in that position in the first place.
jeffrey-tambor  sexual-harassment  harassment  arrested-development-tv  jessica-walter  vulture  matt-zoller-seitz  bill-cosby  louis-ck  woody-allen 
may 2018 by yolandaenoch
Presentation Zen: Storytelling lessons from Bill Cosby
People do not care about your excuses, they care only about seeing your authentic self. As Cosby said "people came to see you" not some version of what you think they want or need. "I don't care what you do," said Cosby, "when you are good, then you bring you out." "It's not for you to stand around and measure yourself according to diplomas and degrees.

Nerd – a prepared Person who doesnt give a damn about the dance.
bill-cosby  speech  graduation  diplomas  presentations  story-telling  nervous  performance  authenticity  type:video  excuses  nerds 
july 2011 by yangmeyer

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