At 11/29/13 04:52 PM, bigjonny13 wrote:
At 11/29/13 10:27 AM, Havegum wrote:
So apparently the poster for the new Oldboy movie is stolen.The fact that Spike Lee capitalizes the first letter of every word means he loses all credibility.
Here's an open letter from the original artist.
... And here's his response:
While that's a fairly snappy sounding analysis, if we're looking at this seriously I'd argue that Lee's credibility is far more damaged by refusing to entertain the notion and siding with the ad agency without looking into it. I don't know the full story, hell it may have been resolved by now and Lee vindicated, but working artists get screwed over by corporate entities all night long, it's almost to be expected.
A terse, dismissive response from Lee comes off as insufferably arrogant, especially considering the tone of the original letter plainly asking for help. I'd say that an open letter in a case like this is called for and isn't intended to damage someone's credibility, but it's necessary to be heard and get some measure of support.
The capitalization thing is just--barf, but it's not relevant and I see certain people do that on the Internet often, it strikes me more of as a newbie/ignorance thing than anything else. No one has likely corrected him in a way that it was able to sink into his head. Typing that way does make you look like a wang, though.