The spring of 1992 is remembered for the Los Angeles riots that began in late April, after the police involved in the beating of Rodney King were found not guilty. Much of what is associated with those violent days is the imagery of looting that dominated news coverage of the story. That July 4 was meant to see the release of a film called Looters, about two Arkansas fireman hunting for urban treasure in East St. Louis and the gang members they have to fight in order to get to the stolen goods. Following the riots and looting, the film was pushed back to a holiday opening, an odd slot for such a gritty action movie, and given a new name: Trespass.
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.
Richard Ayoade is in "The Watch" (aka Maurice Moss his character from the IT Crowd), why is he not included in the cast listing?
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.
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.
Perhaps their is hope for Hollywood, A long discussion about social responsibility could have a positive effect on our shared future.
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.
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.
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.