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« #45 : June 14, 2020, 08:14:53 AM »

I don?t believe that the DVDs (or the TV and streaming services) would actually tamper with a movie itself. I really hope not.

But the TV and streaming services may choose not to run them. Which would bother me. Or to run them with advisories at the beginning, which I can forward through.

Gone with the Wind is indeed a despicable movie racially (and a crappy one overalll, btw) Can we have equal outrage about ?Mission to Moscow? which praises Stalin, one of the biggest mass murderers in history? (Made at the urging of FDR, for support of America?s new ally during WWII.) Or does Stalin get a pass from the lefties.

I don?t think the issue is that anyone would tamper with movies. But even declining to show them is scary.

As for the statues, I think that?s a different story.

An editorial writer at The Boston Globe, Jeff Jacoby, came up with a good solution about the statues: Ask if the guy being honored is being honored for the despicable things he did. For example, Washington and Jefferson owned slaves, but when there are statues to them, it is not because of their slave owning, but because of their leadership of the United States. So leave those statues up. On the other hand, statues to Confederate generals are done specifically to honor their fight for the Confederacy. So remove those.


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« #46 : June 14, 2020, 08:31:37 AM »

That's a point I hear/read way too often: why would you want EQUAL outrage? I don't want outrage any outrage with old movies. When there is outrage, the righholders do stupid things. You're trying to make it worst for all of us.

Anyway, TV networks, streaming services as well as physical media publishers ARE tampering with old movies, they've been doing it for decades and they will always do it. Let's give them a reason not to do it. Put a text at the begining. And after the commercial breaks if they have those. Everybody will be happy. And leave the movie alone. Whatever it shows/says.

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« #47 : June 14, 2020, 11:33:10 AM »



An editorial writer at The Boston Globe, Jeff Jacoby, came up with a good solution about the statues: Ask if the guy being honored is being honored for the despicable things he did. For example, Washington and Jefferson owned slaves, but when there are statues to them, it is not because of their slave owning, but because of their leadership of the United States. So leave those statues up. On the other hand, statues to Confederate generals are done specifically to honor their fight for the Confederacy. So remove those.

Here is Jacoby's exact wording:

"Before deciding that someone?s name must be removed from a public space it has long occupied, I propose a two-part test: (1) Was that person honored for unworthy or indecent behavior? (2) Is that person known primarily for unworthy or indecent behavior? If the answer to both is No, leave the name as is."

I think it's great.


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« #48 : June 21, 2020, 12:00:46 PM »

https://www.uniondemocrat.com/lifestyle/article_f96088d6-aa8c-11ea-a10a-0716b46050a9.html

He's got one thing right: big screens are key. Oddly, he doesn't mention IMAX, but that's basically why, going forward, I'd still be willing to leave my house for a movie. Just to see a movie on a screen slightly bigger than the one at home isn't worth the time, effort, or the $18.



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« #49 : July 03, 2020, 03:50:59 PM »

https://www.wbir.com/article/news/walmart-is-transforming-160-store-parking-lots-to-drive-in-movie-theaters-this-summer/285-6f804bd6-53d9-4181-ba84-cad937d0ac88

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« #50 : August 10, 2020, 11:55:53 PM »

Eddie agrees with DJ: https://twitter.com/EddieMuller/status/1292955967366131712


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« #51 : October 05, 2020, 06:00:08 AM »

Beginning of the end: https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/3/21500538/regal-cineworld-theaters-shut-down-james-bond-us-uk



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« #52 : October 05, 2020, 06:55:54 AM »

Beginning of the end: https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/3/21500538/regal-cineworld-theaters-shut-down-james-bond-us-uk

I am hoping that this is only a Covid thing and will return once the economy reopens


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« #53 : October 08, 2020, 08:24:13 PM »

https://www.uniondemocrat.com/lifestyle/article_f96088d6-aa8c-11ea-a10a-0716b46050a9.html

He's got one thing right: big screens are key. Oddly, he doesn't mention IMAX, but that's basically why, going forward, I'd still be willing to leave my house for a movie. Just to see a movie on a screen slightly bigger than the one at home isn't worth the time, effort, or the $18.
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« #54 : November 01, 2020, 05:01:31 PM »

Keep forking over, suckers! https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/amazon-argues-users-dont-actually-own-purchased-prime-video-content



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« #55 : December 03, 2020, 04:52:22 PM »

In seismic shift, Warner Bros. to stream all 2021 films

https://apnews.com/article/warner-bros-stream-all-2021-films-92b80a6304dda71db50a84aa064a4378


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« #56 : December 03, 2020, 08:42:02 PM »

Big news, especially on account of the fact Dune is a Warner's film. I sure hope that one will be available in IMAX.



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« #57 : December 04, 2020, 04:55:00 AM »

Weird times.

It would be a shame to see Dune and Matrix 4 on a small screen.

No idea what they're gonna do in France: if they release these films on any streaming service avaiable here, they won't be allowed to release them in theaters. Because of our weird communist rules about "media chronology". We don't have HBO Max here anyway, so if I had to bet, I'd bet on a regular release.


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« #58 : December 04, 2020, 09:56:45 AM »

Yeah, I think that article says the streaming plan is for the U.S. only. Regular roll-out (more or less) for foreign markets.



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« #59 : December 26, 2020, 06:23:23 PM »

Tom Hanks Says Movie Theaters Will ?Absolutely? Survive ? But Marvel-Like Franchises Will Dominate

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/tom-hanks-says-movie-theaters-234050215.html


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