Friday, October 02, 2009

Decade of decadence: Nicholson, Polanski and Hollywood in the Seventies - Features, Films - The Independent

As has again become evident in the last week, we love to hear this stuff. We still buy into the idea that 1970s Hollywood was as close as the 20th Century came to Nero or Caligula's Rome. Our disapproval comes tinged with prurient curiosity. Right-wing commentators relish dredging up old misdeeds in all their grisly detail so that they can wax indignant about them all over again. We won't let the fact that a corrupt judge broke his word or that much of the reporting at the time (and since) was wildly inaccurate get in the way. Our minds about 1970s Hollywood were made up a long time ago, and we're not going to change them now.
Decade of decadence: Nicholson, Polanski and Hollywood in the Seventies - Features, Films - The Independent
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