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From: Enchanted Bay Area, CA
Posted: 2005-04-29 11:22 pm   Permalink


On 2005-04-28 09:09, Tiki_Bong wrote:

[ This Message was edited by: Tiki_Bong on 2005-04-28 10:57 ]

Bong, you never disappoint!

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Posted: 2005-04-30 09:08 am   Permalink


On 2005-04-29 23:22, ZebraTiki wrote:

On 2005-04-28 09:09, Tiki_Bong wrote:

[ This Message was edited by: Tiki_Bong on 2005-04-28 10:57 ]

Bong, you never disappoint!

(I wish Mdm Bong said that...)

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From: Tropical Bixby Knolls LBC
Posted: 2006-10-01 07:32 am   Permalink

So...after all this discussion....did WALMART or this other company censor Mel Gibson's "Passion of the..." when it hit DVD / video ?? Just curious......

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Joined: May 10, 2005
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From: The Molokai (or a studio 3 minutes away)
Posted: 2006-10-01 2:40 pm   Permalink

Unfortunately this type of thing exists, but in a weird way it may be coming to some sort of resolution naturally.

2 examples:
1. I saw Chris Anderson (Wired) speak earlier this year about "The Long Tail" his new book. Due to an ever increasing availability of information many subjects in both film and music are becoming more rarefied, which means less "broadcasting" of subjects and more "narrowcasting". With relation to Wal-Mart, the nations' largest media retailer (statistically) their selection is pre-determined by space, with more and more media out there their selection represents less and less of a true view of the marketplace, eventually the amount of selection at other venues invalidates their stake in the market. Granted, I believe they are wrong to censor, but I'm sure they validate it by stating that it's done to appease the values represented in their customer. I also think it should be stated up front to the customer that this is done, and quite often as with Blockbuster. I say, "Boycott Wal-Mart.", and believe me I do.

2. I have a friend who is editing for a company that goes through DVDs prior to encoding and adds digital markers to scenes depending on content. They are still in the beginning stages as a media provider, but the goal is to have media and media readers that will allow a parent or other admin to control the content that is played. As I understand it, they eventually plan to have these markers placed in all available media. This sounds a bit Orwellian to me, but like the v-chip and parental locks on cable I think that some parents need the ability to assure their kids don't see something they don't want 'em to. In a perfect world parents could discuss these things openly and rationally, but who can keep eyes on 'em all the time.

It's so strange thinking about how I was raised, what movies I saw as a kid, and how much has changed in such short time. Interesting subject no matter how you debate it.

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From: Neskowin, OR
Posted: 2006-10-01 9:41 pm   Permalink

One of my favorite movies is "My Cousin Vinnie." The other night I caught the last half of it on premium cable and learned that the tape I had been watching for years was an edited version, probably for network TV. My reaction was the edited version was better. The f-bombs and other vulgarities in the unedited version were, in my opinion, unnecessary and made the movie I was familiar with coarse and unfit for watching with kids. I don't want censorship, but with freedom of expression I do want some degree of responsibility from the artist. You can't just say don't watch it, because our society is saturated with the stuff.

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