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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    I would roll my eyes, then move on to something important, like... bacon. Honestly, I think most Americans would react similarly.

    It wouldn't surprise me if they have already made films with this as the theme (or similar) in the past and we never heard about them.
    Actually, there was a Canadian/British? film depicting the assassination of Geo. W. Bush while he was still a sitting president. Much as I despised Bush, it made me mad as hell. But it never occurred to me that the production company didn't have a right to make and distribute their piece-of-crap film.

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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Actually, there was a Canadian/British? film depicting the assassination of Geo. W. Bush while he was still a sitting president. Much as I despised Bush, it made me mad as hell. But it never occurred to me that the production company didn't have a right to make and distribute their piece-of-crap film.
    Movies where the plot is What if the current US president was assassinated? (like the one in question) are protected under the first amendment. They're no different than revisionist documentaries which place Nazi Germany as the good guy or books which promote eugenics. There may be political pressure to not release them, but legally, if the producers wanted to leak it, there would be very little they could be prosecuted under if they didn't outright advocated for the assassination of that president.
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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Um ... no ...


    Which is a smart position.

    Why then are the theaters supposedly scared?
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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Actually, there was a Canadian/British? film depicting the assassination of Geo. W. Bush while he was still a sitting president. Much as I despised Bush, it made me mad as hell. But it never occurred to me that the production company didn't have a right to make and distribute their piece-of-crap film.
    That might anger me more than NK doing the same thing. Maybe because I would sort of expect it from NK.
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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    Which is a smart position.

    Why then are the theaters supposedly scared?
    Because IF something were to happen, they'd be out an assload of money once you factor in the inevitable lawsuits.
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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Because IF something were to happen, they'd be out an assload of money once you factor in the inevitable lawsuits.
    Which means the true fear here is the damage our legal system can do not the damage the North Koreans can do.

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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    Now NK is demanding that they be a part of the investigation against the hackers, and are now claiming that they will come after us if we don't let them help.

    This is ridiculous. Are we going to bend over again? I was for, and against this, if that makes sense. I know why they did it, and honestly, I have 3 movies to go to in the next 3 weeks (2 now, saw 1 yesterday) and I can't say that I wasn't the slightest bit concerned about the threats. But now that we have done it, are we going to have to give in to this guy's demands from now on?

    While I did agree with it, and sort of still do, I also feel that it is setting a dangerous precedent.
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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    I read Tom Clancy's book " The Sum of All Fears " a while back and before the released the Movie.

    In the book the bad guys are Radical Muslims who nuke the Super Bowl.

    The studio that made the Movie decided to change the bad guy to a soft and ez target. " Nazi 's "

    Lol !! As desperately dumb as it was I kind of understood. Well that whats Sony did.

    They assumed North Korea was a soft and ez target but now they studios will have to rethink who will be their bad guys from now on
    So basically, the studio's have bowed down to terrorism repeatedly.
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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    So basically, the studio's have bowed down to terrorism repeatedly.
    Seems that way doesn't it?
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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    I would roll my eyes, then move on to something important, like... bacon. Honestly, I think most Americans would react similarly.

    It wouldn't surprise me if they have already made films with this as the theme (or similar) in the past and we never heard about them.
    I guess it would depend on whether somebody needed a whipping boy for their agenda.

    Some folks did get their panties in a bunch about the Bush assassination thing by the BBC. (Thanks zyphilin)
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