Roger L. Simon

Empty Artists

It’s stunning how silent the American artistic community, Hollywood in particular, has been about the murder of Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh in Amsterdam. Do they even know what happened to one of their own? Have they even heard of him? Do they care someone was killed for making a film which protested violent abuse against women? Are they even interested? So far nothing from Hollywood. Not a word that I’ve heard anyway. All we seem to get from our film community is the same reactionary twaddle from the same boring sources.

UPATE: Sorry that the “boring sources” link above has been off all day but I have been away from the computer for family reasons. It has been fixed.