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Art Imitates Life: 10 Movies Altered Due to Real-Life Events

Changes to the upcoming film 'Gangster Squad' after the Aurora, Colo., movie-theater shootings were not the first cinematic alterations demanded by actual happenings

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JohnD3
JohnD3

Actually, 'Arlington Road' contained a scene in which a young child is shot to death by an FBI agent while holding a gun (this occurs during the flashback explaining the death of Jeff Bridges' wife).  The image itself was the last straw for the film's poor timing, and caused the pushing of the release.

Alex Cotman
Alex Cotman

Richard Ayoade is in "The Watch" (aka Maurice Moss his character from the IT Crowd), why is he not included in the cast listing? 

jacobcrim
jacobcrim

America: where people are so emotionally insecure that they can not handle movie scenes. 

ciocia
ciocia

Read the whole story.  A movie was pulled in Britain for its parallels to a real-life crime.  People are sensitive all over the world.

mjlogue33
mjlogue33

Yes the World Trade Center is edited out of Spider-Man but the scene described wasn't removed because it was never part of the movie in the first place, it was always designed just to be used for the teaser trailer.

katiefranklin
katiefranklin

I saw Ted the day after the Aurora incident, and I'd say about 90% of the preview time was taken up with scenes of shooting and extreme violence. The other 10% was showing the movie titles, who's starring, and movie rating.

ReaderV
ReaderV

 Perhaps their is hope for Hollywood, A long discussion about social responsibility could have a positive effect on our shared future.

KB_Corkless
KB_Corkless

I remember a big fuss over the horror thriller "Body Parts", released just before serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was arrested and we all learned about the gruesome stash of dismembered victims in his apartment. The film plot bore no semblence to the crime but ads were pulled straight away and the film soon disappeared from theaters.

Albert Shortleg Dachshund-Dogg
Albert Shortleg Dachshund-Dogg

I have a DVD bought from Walmart of the Spiderman movie. The Twin towers are still seen in the screen that comes up with him flying around NYC on webs for a brief second. This is in the introduction where you have the choice to play, skip ahead or watch the trailer. If one looks close they are still in there.

Joe_Loudon
Joe_Loudon

Judas Priest...

Does an editor bother to read this stuff before posting? I thought the "early in the early morning hours" line on the first slide was bad, but the November 11, 1963 date on Dr. Strangelove... How does that error not get caught?!

Call me an old goat, but I can remember when errors were rare in "publications." Now I can't get through most web articles without finding one or two, and this November 11 instead of November 22 is just another glaring example.

georgiatennessee
georgiatennessee

Hmmm. . . President Kennedy was killed on the 22nd, so plans for the 11th were probably okay

georgiatennessee
georgiatennessee

Hmmmm. . . Kennedy was assassinated on the 22nd, not the 11th.