Carl and Paul Henry on Ma(t)r(i)x

Doug Henwood dhenwood at
Fri Apr 23 14:34:59 PDT 1999

Carrol Cox wrote:

>Jonathan Sterne wrote:
>> No, but it does claim that movies contribute to making people stupid.
>> That's straight outta Carl's quote. I think he's wrong, and I'd like to
>> see that assertion backed up with something other than reassertion.
>I haven't read any previous posts on this thread -- but geez, this 2400
>year old argument (probably older) still being chewed over. Aristotle
>made the complaint about Euripides. Jonson made it about Shakespeare.
>Pope made it about Italian Opera. Wordsworth made it about drama is
>general. If someone is seriously claiming that any kind of entertainment
>makes people stupid they are out of their fucking minds.

Didn't Adorno say that every time he went to the movies he emerged feeling stupider & worse?


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