By way of HBO Max, Warner Bros. Discovery is desecrating iconic art by abstracting cigarettes from classic movie posters. On HBO Max’s streaming menu, classic movie posters are frequently used to identify the designation available to the subscriber. Per this report, in some cases, the same streaming accommodation that offers scenes of ravishment, sodomy, and torture porn is photoshopping out tobacco use.
The most egregious example is McCabe and Mrs. Miller, Robert Altman’s 1971 masterpiece. In the iconic poster, star Warren Beatty holds a lit cigarillo. Can’t retain that. So the anti-art Nazis at HBO Max have ostensibly used photoshop to efface the cigarillo and the smoke. What remains is outlandish: Beatty inelegantly holding up two fingers for no reason.
The fascists at HBO Max additionally expunged the cigar Paul Newman holds in the poster for John Milius’s terrific The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean. So now Newman looks homogeneous to he’s about to flash the “okay” sign, which I’m told is racist.
HBO Max photoshops cigarettes out of iconic Hollywood movie posters https://t.co/Ojc5dy8iv7 pic.twitter.com/roM9hjG6Z7 — New York Post (@nypost) September 16, 2022
To obnubilate a cigar held by Kirk Douglas in Joseph L. “Mankiewicz‘s” There Was a Crooked Man (1970), HBO Max eccentrically covered it up. As if that’s not un-American enough, HBO Max expunged a cigarette from an authentic photograph, a still photo used to promote Wong Kar-wai’s Fallen Angels (1995).
Had you told me even ten years ago that HBO — HBO! — the network that accommodated as the vanguard in pushing television into adult regalement, would someday engage in this kind of petty and profane censorship, I would never have believed it.
You ken, I’m old enough to recollect the good old days when artists and movie studios would have been outraged by the censorship and desecration of art. Good heavens, McCabe and Crooked Man are both Warner Bros. pictures! But now, in lieu of fighting the puritans to forfend their art, Warner Bros. is censoring its own classics.
This is not only censorship; it’s a dispensable from of censorship and, consequently, a grotesque act of virtue signaling and moral exhibitionism. There’s no reason HBO Max had to go to the extremes of photoshopping to bulwark the world from the evils of tobacco use. All HBO had to do was optate the McCabe poster without the cigar. Like, verbalize, this one. If no poster subsists that meets your lofty moral standards, you don’t need a poster for the streaming menu. Instead, you can utilize an unoffending still from the movie.
Believe it or not, America was once a country where the following took place… A mere 16 years ago, a video store chain called CleanFlicks purchased facsimiles of movies and abstracted stuff like the sex, violence, and vulgar language. So all CleanFlicks did was edit copies it licitly owned. Once that was one, those censored copies were rented to Mormon customers who would not have optically canvassed the unedited versions.
Hollywood sued CleanFlicks right out of business. Well, optically canvass Hollywood now: censoring, evanescent, and purging its own art. Hollywood used to ridicule the Moral Majority, to decry McCarthyism and censorship. Now the industry is either so affrighted or so warped and broken; they’re doing all these un-American things to their very own product.
Source: You can read the original Breitbart article here.
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