Sunday, July 07, 2013

So David Ives is an asshole too

I missed this story from about a month ago - apparently Roman Polanski didn't feel despised and hated enough, so decided to open his ratty little face to say this:
“I think that now offering flowers to a lady becomes indecent, that’s how I feel about it,” the filmmaker explained. He added that striving for female equality was a “great pity.” 
“I think to level the genders — it’s purely idiotic. I think it’s a result … of progress in medicine. I think that the Pill has changed greatly the woman of our times, ‘masculinising’ her. I think that it chases away the romance from our lives and that’s a great pity,” he added.
Apparently Polanski has a problem with giving women birth control pills. Quaaludes on the other hand, are OK, especially to 13-year-olds you plan to rape.

But to be honest, I couldn't possibly despise Roman Polanski more than I already did, so this isn't that big a deal.

The real kick in the head was that thanks to this story, I discovered that:
Polanski's follow-up to his film adaptation of the award-winning play "Carnage" is another adaptation of an award-winning play (in this case an erotic two-hander by David Ives) set in a sole location...
Wow, so David Ives allows his play to be directed by a fugitive from justice, child rapist, misogynist asshole. That makes David Ives an asshole in my book.

I just realized that Buck Henry, my Facebook friend, signed the petition in support of Roman Polanski. Buh-bye Buck.

Woody Allan also signed it, but everybody already knows what a piece of shit he is.

Yasmina Reza, author of the play ART also signed it. What an asshole.

Here is the full list  of supporters of a child rapist's right to escape justice.
  1. Fatih Akin
  2. Stephane Allagnon
  3. Woody Allen
  4. Pedro Almodovar
  5. Wes Anderson
  6. Jean-Jacques Annaud
  7. Alexandre Arcady
  8. Fanny Ardant
  9. Asia Argento
  10. Darren Aronofsky
  11. Olivier Assayas
  12. Alexander Astruc
  13. Gabriel Auer
  14. Luc Barnier
  15. Christophe Barratier
  16. Xavier Beauvois
  17. Liria Begeja
  18. Gilles Behat
  19. Jean-Jacques Beineix
  20. Marco Bellochio
  21. Monica Bellucci
  22. Djamel Bennecib
  23. Giuseppe Bertolucci
  24. Patrick Bouchitey
  25. Paul Boujenah
  26. Jacques Bral
  27. Patrick Braoudé
  28. Andre Buytaers
  29. Christian Carion
  30. Henning Carlsen
  31. Jean-Michel Carre
  32. Patrice Chereau
  33. Elie Chouraqui
  34. Souleymane Cisse
  35. Alain Corneau
  36. Jerome Cornuau
  37. Miguel Courtois
  38. Dominique Crevecoeur
  39. Alfonso Cuaron
  40. Luc et Jean-Pierre Dardenne
  41. Jonathan Demme
  42. Alexandre Desplat
  43. Rosalinde et Michel Deville
  44. Georges Dybman
  45. Jacques Fansten
  46. Joël Farges
  47. Gianluca Farinelli
  48. Jacques Fansten
  49. Etienne Faure
  50. Michel Ferry
  51. Scott Foundas
  52. Stephen Frears
  53. Thierry Fremaux
  54. Sam Gabarski
  55. René Gainville
  56. Tony Gatlif
  57. Costa Gavras
  58. Jean-Marc Ghanassia
  59. Terry Gilliam
  60. Christian Gion
  61. Marc Guidoni
  62. Buck Henry
  63. David Heyman
  64. Laurent Heynemann
  65. Robert Hossein
  66. Jean-Loup Hubert
  67. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
  68. Gilles Jacob
  69. Just Jaeckin
  70. Alain Jessua
  71. Pierre Jolivet
  72. Kent Jones
  73. Roger Kahane,
  74. Nelly Kaplan
  75. Wong Kar Waï
  76. Ladislas Kijno
  77. Harmony Korine
  78. Jan Kounen
  79. Diane Kurys
  80. Emir Kusturica
  81. John Landis
  82. Claude Lanzmann
  83. André Larquié
  84. Vinciane Lecocq
  85. Patrice Leconte
  86. Claude Lelouch
  87. Gérard Lenne
  88. David Lynch
  89. Michael Mann
  90. François Margolin
  91. Jean-Pierre Marois
  92. Tonie Marshall
  93. Mario Martone
  94. Nicolas Mauvernay
  95. Radu Mihaileanu
  96. Claude Miller
  97. Mario Monicelli
  98. Jeanne Moreau
  99. Sandra Nicolier
  100. Michel Ocelot
  101. Alexander Payne
  102. Richard Pena
  103. Michele Placido
  104. Philippe Radault
  105. Jean-Paul Rappeneau
  106. Raphael Rebibo
  107. Yasmina Reza
  108. Jacques Richard
  109. Laurence Roulet
  110. Walter Salles
  111. Jean-Paul Salomé
  112. Marc Sandberg
  113. Jerry Schatzberg
  114. Julian Schnabel
  115. Barbet Schroeder
  116. Ettore Scola
  117. Martin Scorcese
  118. Charlotte Silvera
  119. Abderrahmane Sissako
  120. Paolo Sorrentino
  121. Guillaume Stirn
  122. Tilda Swinton
  123. Jean-Charles Tacchella
  124. Radovan Tadic
  125. Danis Tanovic
  126. Bertrand Tavernier
  127. Cécile Telerman
  128. Alain Terzian
  129. Pascal Thomas
  130. Giuseppe Tornatore
  131. Serge Toubiana
  132. Nadine Trintignant
  133. Tom Tykwer
  134. Alexandre Tylski
  135. Betrand Van Effenterre
  136. Wim Wenders