Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Oh yes! God forbid someone be upset!


I took the entire write-up from IMDB

The don't seem to allow permalinks in the news section, so thanks IMBD.

Poster for Movie About Guantánamo Prison Banned

Although the image pales in comparison with those published in the press and shown on TV of Americans torturing prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, a poster for a semi-documentary film about the Guantánamo prison in Cuba has been rejected by the Motion Picture Assn. of America. The poster, for the award-winning The Road to Guantánamo, showed a man hanging by his wrists with a burlap sack over his head. In an interview with today's (Wednesday) Washington Post, Howard Cohen, co-president of distributor Roadside Attractions, said he was told that a poster depicting torture was not appropriate for children to see. Gayle Osterberg, a spokesperson for the MPAA, further explained: "If it's a poster that's hanging in a theater, anyone who walks into that theater, regardless of what movie they've come to see, will be exposed to it." However, Cohen observed that some posters for horror movies were far more disturbing. "This is a film with a serious purpose, and this is the subject of the film itself, and the marketing materials were appropriate to the subject," he told the Post.The film is now due to open on June 23 with a poster showing only shackled hands and arms.


  • At 11:53 PM, Anonymous JMF said…

    We train young men to drop fire on people. But their commanders won't allow them to write "fuck" on their airplane because it's obscene. ~ Kurtz, Apocalypse Now


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