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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-22-12, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
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Hey everyone.

According to this article:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz...set-piece.html

The producers/director of the upcoming film Gangster Squad have elected to reshoot a scene depicting a firefight/shoot-out set in a cinema because of the real-life shooting that took place in America.

Do you think this is justified?

I personally think that this is a bit of a cop out and is quite typical of the over-sentimental nature of some people.

I mean, I read articles saying how people 'were scared' to go to their local cinemas because of one lone nutjob. That's like saying your scared of driving a car because someone, somewhere, had a severe accident.

I know some of you might be thinking I'm unsympathetic, but I'm not, I genuinely feel sorry for the folks caught up in the shooting at the Batman premiere.

But this kind of thing just gets on my nerves because its playing to the 'moral majority' mentality, the kind that ritually complains against anything that they deem 'offensive'.

Its also a cop-out as there is still going to be lots of violence ... but now ... violence that takes place in a cinema is not ok ... what's that? .... it takes place in a resturant or a swimming pool, that's fine.

What do you guys think?
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i think thats free publicity for the movie.

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If a film started filming if 2000 showing a plane crashing into towers reshot would there be the same issue? Or a bus/tube station being detonated? I think it falls into the same category.



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I see the reason for the reshoot, but I don't agree with it. Ditto if someone reshot planes or buses exploding.

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A film showing extreme violence in a cinema is slightly different in terms of immediacy than a film showing another recent event, as it is being watched in the same venue as it is portraying.

If it was done as a gesture of respect then it is a moral act; if it was done to gain free publicity then it is reprehensible; however we will probably never know the true motivations.
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