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Old 04-03-03, 01:26 AM
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Poster for What a Girl Wants Censored

Warner Bros. in all their infinite wisdom has decided that this poster for the upcoming Amanda Bynes film What a Girl Wants is not proper at the moment and therefore will be censored.



They are afraid that the peace sign will be misinterpreted as a sign of protest against the war, so on the new posters her hand will be placed at her side as to not cause any confusion. I have seen some pretty stupid stuff before, but this easily takes the cake. How the hell is a peace sign supposed to mistaken as a war protest, is peace now politically incorrect??

See the article here

http://www.sacbee.com/state_wire/sto...-7326629c.html
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God forbid we should want peace!

GO WAR!! YEAA!!
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It's kind of funny because that's how they "flip people off" in England.

Well, actually, it's done with the two fingers in a V with the knuckes out, but in the poster it sort of looks like she's flipping off the palace guards.

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this may be old news, but this I got from harry at aintitcool for those fricking worry warts at warner bros.



hi mods, please remove this picture if it is too vulgar. I mean it to be tongue-in-cheek, and not offensive.
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They wouldn't want to alienate their target audience.

Right-wing War Nuts.
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First of all, the poster was not CENSORED, it was changed.

Secondly, who the hell cares?! It's a pre-teen chick flick for the love of God.
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Rediculous! I won't see this movie now, I'm boycotting......

....Oh wait! I forgot. I would never see this movie in a million years
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Great, now even the peace sign is taboo?
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The Poster for Buffallo Soldiers, coming out soon, also has Joaquin Phoenix holding up a peace sign with a gun belt while in fatigues and a flag behind him with the stars replaced by money signs, imaginw how soon this one is going to be changed. Here is the poster, http://www.latinoreview.com/films_20...rs/poster.html
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A horrific misuse of the word "censored" and not even a peep from Jackskeleton? What is this forum coming to?
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yeah that's right we should see anyone or thing that remotely suggest peace as a threat to national security and should be shot on sight
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Originally posted by syphon00
yeah that's right we should see anyone or thing that remotely suggest peace as a threat to national security and should be shot on sight
Ok, one this was the studios idea not the US government or anyone in control. This is a film studio that wants peoples money, they will bend over backwards for anyone that has it. (See World Trade Center fiasco, circa Oct 2001) Posts like these make everyone's emotions fly high, when they shouldn't. This is a movie trying to make money, all you people complaining aren't gonna see it anyway. Remember, the studios don't owe you anything.
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I don't really see anything wrong here. If anything, i rather dislike the fact that celebrities are using the peace sign as an anti-war symbol and i'm glad they changed the poster to reflect a neutral stance. Although for a movie like this, it really shouldn't matter. But then again, people are really anal ('sensitive') about this matter and i can see why WB would try and stay out of any possible problems.
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Originally posted by harosa
The Poster for Buffallo Soldiers, coming out soon, also has Joaquin Phoenix holding up a peace sign with a gun belt while in fatigues and a flag behind him with the stars replaced by money signs, imaginw how soon this one is going to be changed. Here is the poster, http://www.latinoreview.com/films_20...rs/poster.html
This poster should be changed b/c it looks like it was made by a third grader.
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When Winston Churchill gave the "V" sign it meant "V For Victory" and didn't refer to peace at all. Since she's in England I assumed she was doing the ol' Winston thing.
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Glad they changed it.. that's a terrible picture of Amanda Bynes
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as silly as this all is, I understand what WB was thinking. The purpose of a movies marketing campaign is to tell people, roughly, what the film is like. Considering how many people around here complain about dishonest marketing practices by the studios that lead to View at the Top being sold as a comedy, etc. I don't have a problem w/ them clarifiying a potentially vague marketing campaign. The movie isn't about a peace-nic going to england so why mislead anyone?
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View at the Top isn't a comedy?
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veiw from the top or whatever is more of a romance/women's picture but it was sold as a uproariously funny movie co-staring Mike Myers
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Even star Gweneth Paltrow hated View From a Top according to imdb so if the main star hates it, it must be really bad.
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That "Buffalo Soldiers" poster does look like crap.

I don't mind the sentiment, but it looks like it was slapped together in about two minutes on Photoshop.

I suppose they're trying to make it look like a poster in an Army recruiter's office, but it still looks sort of odd.
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Who cares!!!
Old 04-03-03, 08:11 PM
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I understand why WB did it - well I understand that they had a reason.
Wb doesn't owe me anything.

Doesn't mean I like it, its reactionary pandering.
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It makes perfect sense that the poster was changed. I think this has less to with being offensive to some people and more to do with the fact, as was said before, that they're trying to sell this movie. It has nothing to do with the war, doesn't have an opinion on the war, and well...that's that. The brass at the WB probably thought that since here's a girl with an American flag on her chest and her fingers in a peace symbol, it might be considered that the movie is making some sort of statement regarding the war. And since the movie isn't and doesn't want to be, they don't want people confusing this poster with that agenda. When this poster was designed months ago probably, the peace symbol with the flag had no relevance except to comment on the character: fun loving peaceful american girl. Now, it is possible someone might think it is commentary about the war, and for a light hearted dumb comedy you don't want other topics coming into question. It makes sense, and while they perhaps are overestimating what the interpretation of the poster might be, the overall effect does help for properly marketing this movie. It's business, not politics, not censorship, and definately not a statement for or against the wa

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