CECIL B. DEMENTED
(CECIL B. THE CINEMA WARS) HH1/2
Dir: John Waters
Cast: Stephen Dorff, Melanie Griffith
Alicia Witt, Patricia Hearst
In "Dialectic of Enlightenment," published about a half century ago, German philosophers Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer condemned the commercialization of any art form.
Highly critical of the idea of art as a commodity, Adorno and Horkheimer targeted many artistic institutions, including Hollywood, and argued that commercialization simply reduces the originality and value of art, which results in the endless production of mediocre pieces.
In the spirit of the philosophers' …