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Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Tuesday, March 08, 2005 - 3:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Torgeir
OK, so you were renting...
One or more movies? Just the one
A computer program, or suite of programs? no

Buzz
does this have anything to do with having 3 movie dvds (say, the Back to the Future trilogy) and then being able to get a compliation DVD and then, in turn, are able to sell/get ride of the extra movies? No but neat thinking

netflix (or equilivant) involved? No
Torgeir Apeland (Abc)
Posted on Tuesday, March 08, 2005 - 4:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Aha... so you had a single DVD?
Containing 91 of something?
Movie clips?
Or are the 91 not related to anything on the DVD?
91 minutes? Other time units?
Did the cover say the movie was 94 minutes long, but it was only 91 (or vice versa)?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Tuesday, March 08, 2005 - 4:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Aha... so you had a single DVD? That's right
Containing 91 of something? Yes indeed
Movie clips? no
Or are the 91 not related to anything on the DVD? they are related
91 minutes? Other time units? 91 minutes - yes!
Did the cover say the movie was 94 minutes long, but it was only 91 (or vice versa)? Well put it this way, the movie is 91 minutes long but when it was re-released it was advertised as being 94 minutes long.

Why was this though?
Fred Z (Dref)
Posted on Tuesday, March 08, 2005 - 6:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were their censorship cuts? sloppy editing? extra footage added?

Difference between PAL and NSTC relevant?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Tuesday, March 08, 2005 - 7:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were their censorship cuts? This one surprisingly. Plenty of points here for getting more details details

sloppy editing? extra footage added? no

Difference between PAL and NSTC relevant? no
Fred Z (Dref)
Posted on Wednesday, March 09, 2005 - 1:32 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the movie animated?

Nunchucks relevant?
Torgeir Apeland (Abc)
Posted on Wednesday, March 09, 2005 - 5:08 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would it help to find out which movie?
Is it a high-profile hollywood type of movie that I'm likely to know about?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Wednesday, March 09, 2005 - 8:52 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Fred
Was the movie animated? No

Nunchucks relevant? After looking up what nunchucks are I have to say no :-(

Torgeir
Would it help to find out which movie? Yes
Is it a high-profile hollywood type of movie that I'm likely to know about? I think you will know about it. You may have watched it but if not, you will have heard of it.

By the way, you have essentially cracked the puzzzle (a movie advertised as being 94 minutes long is actually 91 becasue of editorial censorship) but I thought it would be interesting to fill in the details.

This movie was originally made in 1935 by MGM and ....
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Wednesday, March 09, 2005 - 2:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Interesting--was the censorship recent? Due to current(ish) events? Different cultural climate?

Was it censored due to violence? Nudity/sexual stuff? Langidge? Did they fear it would/did present something in a positive light that is not considered positive these days? Or that some group would make a fuss?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Wednesday, March 09, 2005 - 6:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Interesting--was the censorship recent? More recent than 1935 but not recent
Due to current(ish) events? current ish at the time
Different cultural climate? yesish

Was it censored due to violence? no
Nudity/sexual stuff? no
Langidge? noish
Did they fear it would/did present something in a positive light that is not considered positive these days? not sure - possiblyish
Or that some group would make a fuss? not sure about that but it's possible
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Wednesday, March 09, 2005 - 6:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Anna Karenina?
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Wednesday, March 09, 2005 - 6:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The original libretto for The Mikado included the "N word" (in the list song).

Politics relevant? Political systems?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Wednesday, March 09, 2005 - 10:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

David
Anna Karenina? No
Is there a story behind this one?


Tim
The original libretto for The Mikado included the "N word" (in the list song). interesting

Politics relevant? Political systems? Yes to both
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Wednesday, March 09, 2005 - 11:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Gee, 1935 MGM narrows it down to only around 52 different films, that shouldn't be too bad. :O

I'll start with the more obvious films, I suppose--Mutiny on the Cricket Pitch? David Copperfield? Robin Hood of El Dorado? A Tale of Two Cities?
Tommy Petersson (Tommyp)
Posted on Wednesday, March 09, 2005 - 11:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is McCarthy and the Red Scare relevant?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 12:11 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Tim
Gee, 1935 MGM narrows it down to only around 52 different films, that shouldn't be too bad.
After eliminating those below only about 48 remain

I'll start with the more obvious films, I suppose--Mutiny on the Cricket Pitch? David Copperfield? Robin Hood of El Dorado? A Tale of Two Cities? No but like it has something in common with all of them - it was a comedy


Tommy
Is McCarthy and the Red Scare relevant? No (Good try)
Fred Z (Dref)
Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 12:18 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it a Marx Brothers film?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 12:29 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it a Marx Brothers film? And the boy gets a cigar!
Fred Z (Dref)
Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 12:34 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks, but unlike Groucho, I don't smoke!

I know the answer to this one now, should I go ahead and let the Harpo out of the bag or allow others to frolic - it does seem a bit early...
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 12:41 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks, but unlike Groucho, I don't smoke!
No and nor do I but I think it was one of groucho's quotes none the less

I know the answer to this one now, should I go ahead and let the Harpo out of the bag or allow others to frolic - it does seem a bit early...

If you know the answer then all credit to you and you deserve the plaudit - take a shot at it!
:-)
Fred Z (Dref)
Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 12:48 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I always thought it was a quote lost in time, but it does sound Grouchoesque!

Okay, "A Night at the Opera" had a mention of Italy in the beginning, but this was edited out due to the fact it became an enemy of the Allied forces later.
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 1:09 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

***************** SPOILER *******************

I say, I say, I say, when does 94 = 91?

Answer: When it's the length in minutes of the Marx Brother's film "A Night at The Opera"

The movie was made in 1935 and re-released in 1948 (not long after the second World War).

The film was billed as being 94 minutes in length but in actuality it was only 91 minutes in length.

The reason became apparent. Approximately 3 minutes had been cut from the original reel, to eliminate all references to Milan, Italy. The reason was of course, political, because Italy had been one of the axis powers at war against America and her allies. The lost footage, was essentially cut out at the very beginning of the film which icluded scenery in, and references to Milan. Instead the first shots we see are taken from inside the theater where Groucho launches immediately into one of his delightful attacks on pomposity.


Well done all, especially Torgeir who set the foundation and also to Fred who stuck the flag on the top.
Fred Z (Dref)
Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 1:23 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yay! :)

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