the king's speech getting re-cut
well, despite tom hooper going on record as saying he does not support re-cutting the king's speech
and the subsequent release of a "tamer" pg-13 version of the oscar winner, the studio is set to go ahead
with the whole debacle anyway. this is such a shame and just goes to show that when it comes to making movies, even ones good enough to win the best picture oscar, the quality of the film is far far less important than how much money it makes.
now let's be honest. does anyone really think that a whole new crop of movie fans are going to be flocking to see this film not that it contains fewer f-words? no matter how you re-cut the film, it isn't somehow magically going to be transformed into a family friendly kid-pleaser. it is a dry adult movie. at the same time, the film is pretty tame in its original incarnation, and if i was responsible for a young adolescent or even a child who wanted to see the film, i don't think i would have any problem with her watching it.
in any case, let's hope that while they are doing this language-directed re-cut, they can also do something about all that pesky gay porn set design