Why preaching has no place in creativity?

28 Nov

This topic is rather dear to my heart. Those people close to me know that I consider the pursuit of faith, the number one reason for living; however it really irks me when people use the medium of film and cinema to preach their particular message. But please do not think that it is simply the religious right who fall into this trap…

You could argue for example that Woody Allen preaches his particular brand of “fatalism.”

I would argue that if you want to say something truly significant, you don’t have to “try” and say anything at all. The only thing you have to do is seek to be as truthful as possible in the imaginary “creative” circumstances. To do this you must honestly know yourself and you must really seek to “know” the people next to you.


One Response to “Why preaching has no place in creativity?”

  1. R.G. Ryan November 29, 2009 at 3:03 pm #

    Great, great point, Geoff. And one I have personally ascribed to for years now. Create your art…who you are and what you believe will be readily apparent to all. No need to bash people in the head with it.

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