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Dirty Pictures Reviews

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April 29, 2012
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January 25, 2011
Incredible film, James Woods fights for artistic expression in Cincinnati as an art director. The tense drama of society embattled over still photographs is amazing. Much like the Inquisition of old, Cincinatti behaves as a bunch of morons upset over pictures depicting nudity.

Just outstanding as James Woods and his family endure hardship over his stand to allow photo exibit pictures to be public. Not surprising is the public outcry, Republican (Newt Gingrich) denunciations in Congress... you name it. This is a fascinating portrayal of the modern day public going ape over nudity.

A Cincinnati museum director * goes on trial in 1990 for exhibiting sadomasochistic photographs taken by Robert Mapplethorpe.

[* NOTE: As his marriage begins to disintegrate and the prospect of a jail sentence looms before him, the Director finds himself torn between his devotion to his family and his determination to defend the doctrines of the First Amendment.

Director Barrie ultimately is found not guilty. Via an epilogue we learn his marriage eventually ended in divorce and, despite his legal victory, his experience and the wide publicity it received consequently impacted on other museum curators and boards who opted to avoid presenting potentially controversial exhibits in their venues for fear of a similar backlash.]

And we think we are better today than in Michaelangelo's day?
At least we don't burn people, literally, at the stake today.

Or do we?

Directed by Frank Pierson
Produced by Michael Manheim
Written by Ilene Chaiken

James Woods (director Barrie)
Craig T. Nelson
Diana Scarwid

Music by Mark Snow
Cinematography Hiro Narita
Editing by Peter Zinner
Distributed by MGM Television
Release date(s) May 20, 2000 (USA)

Running time 104 minutes
June 13, 2010
James Woods, a favorite of mine, brilliantly introduces you to a subject as important as the defense of freedom of speech: standing by your principles! Inspired in a case from real life, this movie pinpoints at the convenient paradigm in which art (and freedom of speech for the matter) are such, as long as the beholder agrees with it.
½ August 27, 2009
An interesting true story on the right to freedom of speech. Has the feel of a documentary and thus is fairly dry, but is very informative and thought-provoking and fairly well acted.
May 18, 2009
A movie about freedom of expression of artistic view and sharing it with others.
½ January 1, 2009
Que buen debate el que genera esta peli y el estilo de documental es muy bien logrado
October 23, 2008
Intercut with interviews of people who were actually close to the case, Dirty Pictures is a cut above your typical biopics. Pretty darn good, and for the record, those pictures were pretty damn dirty.
½ January 26, 2008
a deep and dark movie
December 16, 2007
Woods = Want to see it.
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