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“Everybody fucking knew… Or if Harvey’s behavior is the most reprehensible thing one can imagine, a not-so-distant second is the flood of sanctimonious denial and condemnation that now crashes upon these shores of rectitude in gloppy tides of bullshit righteousness.”
Screenwriter Scott Rosenberg On Harvey Weinstein

hollywoodreporter.com

“I got into my car and I cried”
Lena Headey On Disgraced Harvey Weinstein

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Björk On Sexual Harassment While Working With a Danish Director

“When I was a kid walking into a newsagents, there was a naked woman on half the magazines, which then led to a massive proliferation of pornography: that’s got to come out in the wash somehow. There’s now an entire generation of young men and women whose first exposure to sex was depraved. Pornography is about the brutalization of women. Those images encourage misogyny. Look at Harvey Weinstein. There are people who think women are theirs in some way. I only hope his case is a tipping point. That men realize there will be repercussions if you think and behave that way. But I digress.”
Rafe Spall

“The leadership of SFFILM read the recent news about sexual violence in the film world with great sadness and anger… We commit to taking any actions necessary to eliminate opportunities for sexual predation and other forms of intimidation and violence to occur among our audiences, residents, guests, staff, contractors, and volunteers… We commit to maintaining an open environment for communication and support, where our community can speak their minds and identify wrongdoing without fear of reproach or negative consequences… But we can all do more… No one should fear sexual violence or harassment of any sort as part of their commitment to and inclusion in the cultural life of this city and our organization.”
Noah Cowan And the Staff and Board of SFFILM

“Back in 1989, I went to see John Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness all by myself at downtown Recife’s Art-Palacio cinema, a 1,300-seat palace built in 1938…”
Brazilian Filmmaker Kleber Mendonça Filho

LA Times

“To be a critic, someone once said, is to have the capacity to take what you review personally. One reason I can function in the job, why I am able to take in all the films I do and still react with passion and interest to each and every one, is that I am strongly susceptible, even vulnerable, to the images on the screen; they go in very deep with me.”
Kenneth Turan Rejects Horror

“What if book titles in online media linked to each book’s page on its publisher’s site instead, where the buy button offers multiple options? Or what if titles linked to IndieBound.org, the online shopping site managed by the American Booksellers Association, which connects users to the independent shops nearest them as well as indies that ship nationwide?”
Why Do Book Stories Have Links To Amazon?

“The truth is that Harvey Weinstein raped me — not in a hotel suite with ­champagne and ­caviar on tap, but up against a coat rack on a grey morning in my own home.”
Scotland Yard investigating Claims

NY Times

“The whole Harvey Weinstein thing is very sad for everybody involved, tragic for the poor women that were involved, sad for Harvey that his life is so messed up…You also don’t want it to lead to a witch hunt atmosphere, a Salem atmosphere, where every guy in an office who winks at a woman is suddenly having to call a lawyer to defend himself. That’s not right either.”
Woody Allen To The BBC

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“The people with the money are assholes. They look back and they want to stay in a safe place, while the filmmakers want to go forward. And sometimes we as filmmakers fuck them up because we’re also assholes, but we’re crazy assholes. You need to be pretty brutal. Frank Capra’s movies can make you cry, but he was a tough motherfucker.”
~ Guillermo del Toro

“The sad and painful truth is that pretty much everyone in this town knew who Harvey was. I have had long talks with my most liberal friends. Did we know he was a rapist? We didn’t. But did we know that for decades he has been offering actresses big careers in exchange for sexual favors? Yes, we did — and make no mistake, that is its own kind of rape. And did we all — or did any of us — refuse to do business with him on moral grounds? No. We ALL STAYED IN BUSINESS WITH HIM. I have never done business with Harvey but I can tell you with certainty that I would have — because I was recently approached by a film festival he sponsors. They asked me to submit my short film for their consideration and I did it without thinking twice. I am a dyed-in-the-wool feminist and a vocal one at that. So why didn’t I think twice? Because this entire town is built on the ugly principals that Harvey takes to an horrific extreme. If I didn’t work with people whose behavior I find reprehensible, I wouldn’t have a career.”
~ Showrunner Krista Vernoff