Church of the Pure Purple
Category: Art / Film
The Purpleism Art Manifesto - Film
Cinema: Altering movies from their original state should only be done under certain circumstanes if at all:
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- "Pan and scan" (what is sometimes misleadingly called, "full screen") is an outright sin. --Language / content should never be altered. Only the director has that right, and even that should be greatly limited.
- Updating 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.
- 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.
- Commercial breaks are only acceptable on "free" tv and should never occur under 15 min increments.
- If a movie has questionable visuals or languange, then it should be showed as the original artist (director) intended it, without censorship of any kind. Usually this also applies to the artist (director) too. Director's cuts just like sequels, have had variable quality. Amadeus is a good example of what not to do in a Director's cut.
- Words should not be altered to make a film "G" rated.
- Words that are no longer politically correct should not be "updated".
- Nudity is not ugly or offense, people that think it is, are. --Sound should be standardized so you are never blasted by changing channels, or when you go from a show to a commercial. Commercials that break this rule should lose their access to the television (or radio, etc.) medium.
- No commercial should appear on any one channel or station more than once per hour, or more than once per show. If the same company wants to have additional advertising slots, they have to supple another commercial, not the same one over and over again. Saturation advertising using redundant and replicated commercials is therefore considered a sin.
- Colorization is good for certain types of films as the director would have used it if he had had the money or the technology. If however a film was filmed specifically in black and white, for example, Citizen Kane, it shall not be colorized.
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Updated: December 30, 2009