The Moon/Kevin Spacey Problem: What To Do When Great Movies Have Bad People In Them?

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Have you seen Moon? If not, you should. It's an awesome movie with Sam Rockwell. I've seen it a couple of times. I hadn't seen it in two years until this week, and boy was it hard to enjoy. Not because the movie is any different. It's because I am.

Sorry, but the instant Sam Rockwell starts talking to the computer, and it responds in the motherf*****g voice of Kevin Spacey...dammit, son. I can't quite enjoy it the way I used to.

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It's not for me to weigh in on whether Kevin Spacey is guilty of everything he's being accused of. Let the courts decide. If he's guilty, f**k him and everyone else like him. We're here to talk about audio, sister of video, which exists to reproduce art. Alas, in the modern world it's increasingly difficult to separate art from its creator(s), and those who participated in its creation.

Is collaborative art doomed by the crimes of even one participant?

Moon is a great movie. Moon hasn't changed. I have. I want to enjoy it again, and so I have a plan. Or at least a theory, or at least one that applies to the plot of Moon, and might allow me to watch it without hating on the computer, the actor playing it, and a movie that deserves to be seen.

Here goes.

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Assuming Moon takes place in our timeline, and that the Rockwell clones have no knowledge of Kevin Spacey, and that Kevin Spacey has been unemployed since his scandal, and that he's nearly broke from all the legal settlements brought on by his bad behavior...

...IT MAKES PERFECT SENSE THAT SPACEY WOULD HAVE BEEN FORCED TO DO VOCAL WORK TO PAY THE BILLS.

Vocal work...as in sell his voice for whatever he can get to the scumbag corporation running the Moon facility where the clones live.

Why would the corporation do that? Someone has a sense of humor. I don't know. I just want to watch Moon again without getting too meta, and have a narrative set up that lets me rationalize why.

Any better ideas?