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« Reply #4995 on: October 26, 2013, 10:59:09 PM »
There are many movies which, if one watches them edited, takes most of the fun out of viewing them, especially if they dub them with words that make little to no sense at all.  Not to mention, you can read their lips to know what was really said and often the dubbing voice is off enough to be distracting.
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« Reply #4996 on: October 26, 2013, 11:31:38 PM »
There are many movies which, if one watches them edited, takes most of the fun out of viewing them, especially if they dub them with words that make little to no sense at all.  Not to mention, you can read their lips to know what was really said and often the dubbing voice is off enough to be distracting.

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« Reply #4997 on: October 26, 2013, 11:53:07 PM »
I still remember a friend from high school who would use India ink to black out sentences that she felt were "out of bounds".  One book that I borrowed had the better part of two pages blacked out.

One of my past girlfriends used to do this.  Every book she owned was blacked out somewhere.  Luckily the library had copies of the exact same books she had defaced, so I could read them.

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« Reply #4998 on: October 27, 2013, 12:28:17 AM »
There are many movies which, if one watches them edited, takes most of the fun out of viewing them, especially if they dub them with words that make little to no sense at all.  Not to mention, you can read their lips to know what was really said and often the dubbing voice is off enough to be distracting.

"I have had it with these Monday Friday snakes..."

I once watched an edited version of Blazing Saddles.  The bean scene was completely pointless, as all it showed was the men eating dinner while shifting restlessly.  No sound effects.

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« Reply #4999 on: October 27, 2013, 12:36:49 AM »
There are many movies which, if one watches them edited, takes most of the fun out of viewing them, especially if they dub them with words that make little to no sense at all.  Not to mention, you can read their lips to know what was really said and often the dubbing voice is off enough to be distracting.

"I have had it with these Monday Friday snakes..."

I once watched an edited version of Blazing Saddles.  The bean scene was completely pointless, as all it showed was the men eating dinner while shifting restlessly.  No sound effects.
I tried to imagine an edited version of Blazing Saddles.   Then my brain broke.

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« Reply #5000 on: October 27, 2013, 01:10:49 AM »
There are many movies which, if one watches them edited, takes most of the fun out of viewing them, especially if they dub them with words that make little to no sense at all.  Not to mention, you can read their lips to know what was really said and often the dubbing voice is off enough to be distracting.

"I have had it with these Monday Friday snakes..."

I once watched an edited version of Blazing Saddles.  The bean scene was completely pointless, as all it showed was the men eating dinner while shifting restlessly.  No sound effects.
I tried to imagine an edited version of Blazing Saddles.   Then my brain broke.

That's what I don't get... WHY would you put a movie on the air that you'd have to edit to the point of insanity and inanity?
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« Reply #5001 on: October 27, 2013, 01:33:19 AM »
There are many movies which, if one watches them edited, takes most of the fun out of viewing them, especially if they dub them with words that make little to no sense at all.  Not to mention, you can read their lips to know what was really said and often the dubbing voice is off enough to be distracting.

"I have had it with these Monday Friday snakes..."

The TV version was "I've had it with these monkey-fighting snakes on this Monday-to-Friday plane!"  Which was totally not in the same voice at ALL but made me completely crack up anyway  :P

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« Reply #5002 on: October 27, 2013, 02:51:41 PM »
I would think that if someone's sensibilities are offended by a movie, they should simply not watch it. "Frankly my dear, I don't give a buttercup!"

As for library books, the arrogance of someone deciding (with great concentration) what I should not read ... my mind boggles.
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« Reply #5003 on: October 27, 2013, 04:06:00 PM »
There are many movies which, if one watches them edited, takes most of the fun out of viewing them, especially if they dub them with words that make little to no sense at all.  Not to mention, you can read their lips to know what was really said and often the dubbing voice is off enough to be distracting.

"I have had it with these Monday Friday snakes..."

I once watched an edited version of Blazing Saddles.  The bean scene was completely pointless, as all it showed was the men eating dinner while shifting restlessly.  No sound effects.

I saw that version too, the first time I'd ever seen Blazing Saddles, and I'd been told how hilarious that scene was...  No, not so funny without the sounds.  (It was a TV broadcast, I have since seen it unedited.)

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« Reply #5004 on: October 27, 2013, 05:58:00 PM »
I recently saw 'Sixteen Candles' on TV. The line where Samantha's sister tells her earnestly, 'You're being a bit of an...a$$h***' was changed to 'airhead'.  Didn't have quite the same ring.

The best, though, was the attempt to show 'Casino' on network TV.  That movie uses the F word, in all its forms, 428 times - an average of 2.4 times per minute.  Never mind the violence and some fairly explicit sex scenes.  Who thought that movie was a good idea on prime time?

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« Reply #5005 on: October 27, 2013, 06:10:21 PM »
I recently saw 'Sixteen Candles' on TV. The line where Samantha's sister tells her earnestly, 'You're being a bit of an...a$$h***' was changed to 'airhead'.  Didn't have quite the same ring.

The best, though, was the attempt to show 'Casino' on network TV.  That movie uses the F word, in all its forms, 428 times - an average of 2.4 times per minute.  Never mind the violence and some fairly explicit sex scenes.  Who thought that movie was a good idea on prime time?

Or something like "Animal House" its crude, rude, crass, and hysterically funny. But there;s just so much that has to be edited out, doesn't seem worth it to show on network tv.

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« Reply #5006 on: October 27, 2013, 07:46:43 PM »
How about 'The Commitments'? 

It's a wonderful film with great music but every other word seems to be what Evelyn Waugh described as 'that word which hiccoughs through a soldier's conversation'.

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« Reply #5007 on: October 27, 2013, 08:30:56 PM »
I can't remember how it was edited but that in "Ferris Beuller" there's a line where he says "Pardon my French, but Cameron is so tight that if you stuck a lump of coal up his a**, in two weeks, you'd have a diamond."

I think "a**" was changed to a more innocent part of the body that would not provide enough pressure for a lump of coal to transform to a diamond.  And there was no swearing so it made no sense for Ferris to say "Pardon my French."
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« Reply #5008 on: October 28, 2013, 10:01:34 AM »
I can't remember how it was edited but that in "Ferris Beuller" there's a line where he says "Pardon my French, but Cameron is so tight that if you stuck a lump of coal up his a**, in two weeks, you'd have a diamond."

I think "a**" was changed to a more innocent part of the body that would not provide enough pressure for a lump of coal to transform to a diamond.  And there was no swearing so it made no sense for Ferris to say "Pardon my French."

I think the a-word was changed to "fist", if I'm remembering correctly.

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« Reply #5009 on: October 28, 2013, 12:12:12 PM »
My favorite was back in the early 1970s, and the film, Secret Ceremony, was shown on network TV.  This obscure (and deservedly so) movie stars Liz Taylor as a prostitute who picks up a mentally challenged/insane Mia Farrow.  They engage in sexual role playing games, eventually with Robert Mitchum who may or may not have been Mia's father, and who may or may not have been Liz's former customer or lover.  One of those trendy movies where not much happens, and next to nothing makes sense.

So the network censors created a whole new movie, using outtakes and lots of voice over commentary to make Liz a hat model (?what?????), and Mia her long lost daughter (in the original, Mia does claim this, but then she is supposed to be insane; in this version, it is absolute fact).  Long scenes where the only soundtrack was the narrator talking on and on, desperately trying to make the movie be something it wasn't: coherent and G-rated.
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