Do you agree with Elizabeth Gilbert’s assessment of her situation and her response to the pressure of producing another hit book and/or Blockbuster Movie?

Elizabeth Gilbert

1. Do you agree with Elizabeth Gilbert’s assessment of her situation and her response to the pressure of producing another hit book and/or Blockbuster Movie? Make sure to watch the entire video. Why or Why Not?

2. Artists must sell their creative products, whether music, film, paintings, scripts, etc., in order to survive. Explain why you think that the pressure of commercialization is helpful, harmful or not really a factor to the creative output of most artists today.

3. Name an artist who has demonstrated positive responses to commercial success and an artist who has demonstrated negative responses to commercial success and explain your choice/reasons, etc. These must be 2 different artists.

4. If you were a creative artist, how would you balance your creative output with your need to make money through sales?