Re: [rumori] Ugly Choices

From: Carrie McLaren (
Date: Thu Aug 15 2002 - 08:36:03 PDT

>>>> i know of a video rental place that started editing tapes for
>>>>sensitive viewers (i think the store is called "clean cuts").
>>>>they got into legal trouble initially and their solution was that
>>>>instead of renting the edited videos all the customers have to
>>>>become co-owners of the videos and then the editing is ok. so
>>>>individuals pay a monthly fee to "own" all the videos and can
>>>>then check out a certain number.

Personally, I'm all for this, as long it is clear that the videos are
edited and as long as the uncut versions are also available.

Besides, it's sort of silly to argue for the artistic value of a lot
of Hollywood films, considering how many of them are decided by focus
groups, with sex and violence used just to prop up ticket sales. The
typical Hollywood filmmaking process is as much about censorship as
outlets like "clean cuts," only what winds up on the cutting room
floor are not instances of sex/violence but complicated ideas of any


Carrie McLaren
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