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TV censoring of cinema films.

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  • #31
    Originally posted by orpheum View Post
    In any event how often do we see the full uncut version of any film eg Last Tango In Paris
    When the OPA (Obscene Publications Act) was extended to cover films a few years later BBFC censor James Ferman waived the cinema cut, and all post-1978 releases (including TV showings) have been the fully uncut version.

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    • #32
      I watched The Scarlet Thread yesterday with Sydney Tafler and Lawrence \Harvey. I am sure that I have seen it before but with a different ending. It seems to me that I remember the two of them being shot by police at the end but it looked like the ending yesterday was cut short in a very amateur way. According to a book that I have on British films by David Quinlan they are shot so it looks like the TV censor was at it again.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by cassidy View Post
        I watched The Scarlet Thread yesterday with Sydney Tafler and Lawrence \Harvey. I am sure that I have seen it before but with a different ending. It seems to me that I remember the two of them being shot by police at the end but it looked like the ending yesterday was cut short in a very amateur way. According to a book that I have on British films by David Quinlan they are shot so it looks like the TV censor was at it again.
        The sudden ending has been mentioned before - was it jumping over a gap between buildings that was lined up in the plot but not shown?

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        • #34
          Originally posted by Gerald Lovell View Post

          The sudden ending has been mentioned before - was it jumping over a gap between buildings that was lined up in the plot but not shown?
          I thought that they ran through the door, up the stairs and were cornered and shot by the police. But in the copy shown on Talking Pictures they go through the door and are never seen again. As you say Gerald, sudden ending is the perfect description.

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          • #35

            Some really weird goings-on here. There should be a censor to censor censors' censoring.

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            • #36
              Obviously they've got no censor humour !

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              • #37
                Originally posted by cassidy View Post
                Obviously they've got no censor humour !
                Groan ...........

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                • #38
                  Been watching some eps of The Sweeney (ITV4) and boy are these badly edited/censored for afternoon tv for violence/bad language/nudity and non PC rubbish.

                  So I thought I would record the later screenings to see if they would be uncut but no they are very same edited/censored screenings as before Grrrrrrrr

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                  • #39
                    What about the censorship of the 80s Betamax and VHS releases oh my goodness how bad was that.

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Mancunian Films View Post
                      What about the censorship of the 80s Betamax and VHS releases oh my goodness how bad was that.
                      At least The Sweeney releases on those formats were intact!!

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by Metro1962 View Post
                        violence/bad language/nudity and non PC rubbish.
                        I'm getting confused. I thought the PC Brigade were concerned with gender and race, not sex and violence and swearing. I thought that was the Daily Mail brigade. Oh dear, I must focus more.

                        I remember seeing Shirley valentine on TV in the 90s, and Tom Conti's (approximate quote) "Boat is boat, f**k is f**k. Different things." was changed to "Boat is boat, love is love. Different things." I think TV has always chopped dialogue a bit. I don't like this "blurring" business, though - very destructive and dangerous direction.

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                        • #42
                          Switching to a F.1 projection lens may well cure your focus problems

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                          • #43
                            While watching the excellent 1968 film The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie on Talking Pictures TV last night, I was amazed to see that the nude scene with Pamela Franklin was left completely unblurred. Mr Blurry must have been away from the controls having his supper.






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                            • #44
                              While watching the excellent 1968 film The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie on Talking Pictures TV last night, I was amazed to see that the nude scene with Pamela Franklin was left completely unblurred. Mr Blurry must have been away from the controls having his supper.

                              This scene was edited out for the film's Royal Film Performance ...Her Majesty does not approve of nudity ...!

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by julian_craster View Post
                                ...Her Majesty does not approve of nudity ...!

                                Her Majesty has four children.

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