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Posted 21 June 2012 - 15:50
Posted 21 June 2012 - 16:31
Posted 21 June 2012 - 16:45
I read today that BBC America bleeps out all the swear words in The Thick Of It. It's hard to see the point of broadcasting the show if they're going to cut out half the script.
Posted 21 June 2012 - 16:56
I am confused. Does this apply to the internet or to tv?
Posted 21 June 2012 - 21:28
Posted 22 June 2012 - 00:30
Posted 22 June 2012 - 02:00
Well it is fair, sorta.. The reason being that they use PUBLIC Airways.. Cable, Internet, etc, you can do whatever you want because it's private.. but the networks air on the public airways, that they are allowed to use under the supervision of the FCC.. In theory, the networks could all say screw it, and go Cable/Dish/IPTV/Internet only, and never deal with the FCC again..
It doesn't seem fair to make different medias go by different rules. Maybe Congress needs to address the issue?
Posted 22 June 2012 - 02:18
Yeah i was re-watching Eastern Promises on Bravo the other day and the whole sauna fight scene was entirely cut from the movie. It went from two bad guys walk in the sauna directly to he his almost dead in the hospital. While i found the fight scene ankward (nude man fighting is not my cup of tea) the first time i saw the movie it's a really audacious scene and cutting it from the movie is just bad.
Posted 23 June 2012 - 02:27
Posted 24 June 2012 - 05:57
Actually, as I recall, the NYPD Blue episode you are talking about showed a man's backside.
One case involved NYPD Blue series. They DARED to show a womans backside. Dumb.
Posted 24 June 2012 - 07:57