Church of the Pure Purple
Category: Art / Television
I keep forgetting to mention this, and its so important, I'm sure.
The Purpleism Art Manifesto - Tele content (Sound / Visual)
Television/Radio - Altering movies from their original state should only be done under certain circumstances if at all:
- Adverts: Excessive Overlays should be considered an outright sin and never be used if noticeable or detracting from full attention to the showing. An innocuous advert at the bottom right of the screen isn't distracting if handled correctly and does the same thing, or should be considered to perform the same action as a large and annoying display. Best is to give a brand for a show or item that is transparent and just better than difficult to see; this gives the brand recognition and the viewer a warm feeling toward the sponsor.
- Adverts: Commercial breaks are only acceptable on "free" tv and should never occur under 15 minute increments.
- Adverts: Saturation advertising should be considered a sin. No commercial should appear on any one channel or station more than once per hour, nor more than once per show. If the same company wants to have additional advertising slots, they should supply a completely different commercial, not the same one over and over again. Saturation advertising using redundant and replicated commercials is therefore considered a sin.
- Format: "Pan and scan" (what is sometimes misleadingly called, "full
screen") is an outright sin.
- Format: Language / content should never be altered. Only the director has that right, and even that should be greatly limited. Altering from the artist's
(Director's) original intent should be considered a sin against Art, Artists, the Artistic community, and all others.
- Format: Updating of some films like Casablanca (colorizing them, remaking them, anything other than "remastering" the quality) should be punishable by loss of your director's guild card, broad- or cable-casting license, or possibly, jail time.
- Format: If a general TV audience station wants to broadcast a movie it should never alter it, nor place ads over top of it, nor stream information or data over it (if something is that important, break into the film and announce it, then go back to the film or cancel it). This includes Political voting results and especially, poll results of any kind.
- Format: If a movie has questionable visuals or language, then it should be showed as the original artist (Director) intended it at its release time, unless otherwise stated that it is a director's cut, etc., and without any censorship of any kind. Usually this also applies to the artist (Director) too. "Director's cuts", just like sequels, have had variable qualitative results. Amadeus is a good example of what not to do in a Director's cut.
- Format: Spoken or written Words should not be altered to make a film's rating, "G" (or less than its original).
- Format: Words that are no longer politically correct should not be "updated". Information about this may be supplied before or after the viewing begins.
- Format: Nudity is not ugly or offense, people who think it is, are.
- Format: Colorization is good for certain types of films if the Director would have used it if he had available, the money or technology. If however a film was filmed specifically in black and white, for example, Citizen Kane, it shall not be colorized; doing so should be considered a sin.
- Technical: Sound should be standardized so that you are never blasted by changing channels, or when you go from a movie/show to a commercial. Commercials that break this rule should lose their access to televised (or radio, etc.) mediums. Being too technical, raising only certain ranges of sound in order to appear louder, also constitutes a sin against the quality of a viewer's or listener's life and should not be tolerated. Common sense should prevail.
Updated: December 30, 2009