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Is Sony Picture's action to cancel the release of "The Interview" a capitulation to cyber-threats


or a protection of film-goers and workers from harm? Would you have chosen a different action?

 
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2 years ago
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    Patty Inglish (Patty Inglish, MS) 2 years ago

    Thank you so much for your insights, Ericdierker! There is a lot of hope and information in them.

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2 years ago
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    Patty Inglish (Patty Inglish, MS) 2 years ago

    Thanks much for your opinions and insights. Releasing/making a film with assassinating a real head of state, especially one who seems very aggressive seems like proverbially shouting "FIRE" in a crowded theater, when it comes to ?'s of 1st Amendment.


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2 years ago
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    Patty Inglish (Patty Inglish, MS) 2 years ago

    I suspect that you are correct. Thanks!

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    Patty Inglish (Patty Inglish, MS) 2 years ago

    And look at this: Steve Carell told USA TODAY's Andrea Mandell on 12/18 that his new movie set in NK, "Pyongyang", is being scrapped (because of the threats to Sony).

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    Patty Inglish (Patty Inglish, MS) 2 years ago

    I am grateful an attack of movie theaters was avoided, but sorry that North Korea seems to have won a victory. Anyway, hundreds of theaters refused to show the film, so Sony may have had little choice. Not sure.

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    Patty Inglish (Patty Inglish, MS) 2 years ago

    George Clooney has just agreed with you in an interview. He says first a movie, then all sorts of businesses could be threatened and concede. Bad news, eh? Good to see you.

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    Patty Inglish (Patty Inglish, MS) 2 years ago

    A lot of income was lost over this decision, for sure. Some of us reviewers lost a day of work, but that's tiny in view of the multiple millions lost and still owed on the picture. Sony could go bankrupt, followed by others. Thanks!

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2 years ago
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    Patty Inglish (Patty Inglish, MS) 2 years ago

    I've never heard of that film. With a box office take of only $869,300 USD in 2006 or just $1,018,344 in today's US dollars, it was seen by only about 102,000 people. Sounds like it was ignored by left and right.

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    Patty Inglish (Patty Inglish, MS) 2 years ago

    I think that's true. Thanks for the comment!