chrome horse wrote:
Bob Dylan in under rated.
Woody Allen is over rated.
Bob Dylan has a daughter.
Woody Allen married his daughter.
Bob Dylan is a legendary human rights activist.
Woody Allen is a comedian.
1. Bob Dylan is not underrated , he's known everywhere in the world as possibly the greatest musician . Maybe for the wrong reasons but still. You can't except wide audiences to "get" an artist . That doesn't make them underrated .
2. Woody Allen is not overrated . I have a feeling he's underrated in the US , you guys seem to be talking about his " early funny ones " when you're referring to his films .
3 and 4 . Sick of that purist bullshit . He did not marry his own daughter . People are idiots . And even if he had indeed married his own daughter , that's irrelevant to what we're discussing . And i don't care one bit , anyway . He could have married his own son as far as i'm concerned . About ethics and art , you might consider reading the preface of Picture of Dorian Grey , by Oscar Wilde . It really says it all .
5. He's not a "legendary political activist" . He wrote two political records . Legendary yes , legendary songs in them . Dylan is an artist . He wrote revolutionary music . That doesn't make him an activist . And even if we assumed that he was indeed an " activist " in the first three years of his career or so , i'm not even sure he's left wing anymore . He's said some awful things , ( during the Christian period for example ) . Sad but true . It doesn't matter to me though , because Dylan is above all a performer . I've often thought that what he does resembles comedy . He chooses a character and he becomes him . Anyway , that's just a thought that i've been having . I really don't know about that ..
6. They're both artists , what do you mean ? Is comedy a lowest form of art ?