Τετάρτη, 3 Απριλίου 2013

What do Movie People Say When Asked to Remove Guns from Films?


 


The new video from Project
Veritas
 - James O'Keefe's merry band of guerilla
filmmakers who have scored major hits on ACORN, NPR, and voter
fraud - is a compelling watch. From the YouTube writeup:



@Project_Veritas investigators urge Piers Morgan, Oprah
Winfrey's production company (Harpo), and Robert DeNiro's
production company (Tribeca) to help ban all guns from past and
future movies. With some disturbed murderers citing violent movies
as the impetus for their crimes, would Hollywood elites agree to
remove guns from their flicks #ForTheChildren? Or would money and
fame supersede their malleable ideology?



To that end, Project Veritas asks a bunch of
people involved in media and film if they would sign a petition to
delete guns from old and new movies. The answers...will surprise
you.


I'm less interested in the rank hypocrisy that surrounds debates
on the effects of popular culture on behavior and more interested
in the way that this video shows that by framing the debate
differently you might actually have a really interesting
conversation.


But wherever you stand on the issue of guns, violence, and
movies, if you've ever watched a Merchant Ivory movie, you will
enjoy this video.


And if Project Veritas's plan to delete guns from new and old
movies sounds implausible, recall the big push to airbrush smoking
out of movies
and other forms of entertainment. (My favorite
contribution to that effort was Joe Esterhas's heartfelt but stupid
bit
). Some years back, the U.S. government went full Orwell on
the stamp honoring bluesman Robert Johnson.
Click here
for more egregious airbrushing of famous cigarettes
from photos.

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