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    Quote Originally Posted by Run&Gun View Post
    As a species, as a whole, we are despicable, vile, evil parasites. For all of the amazing things we have done, we are still nothing more than hate filled, warring, mean animals who have unfortunately been given brains that are capable of figuring out ways to kill and destroy even more efficiently, faster and on larger scales than almost anything else. One only has to look at history and the present to realize how much better off Earth would be without us.

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    This article is mostly about the Xinjiang backlash to Mulan: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/12/b...gtype=Homepage

    "The filmmakers cut a kiss between Mulan and her love interest on the advice of a Chinese test audience."

    Heres a long article about the rise of Chinese censorship: https://pen.org/report/made-in-holly...ed-by-beijing/

    "It is worth acknowledging that the United States government has benefitted from, encouraged, and at times even directed Hollywood filmmaking as an exercise in soft power, including through the promotion of films that offer a “patriotic” message specifically to Americans. The Hollywood-Pentagon relationship, especially—on view in such blockbusters as Contact (South Side Amusement Company, 1997) and Hulk (Universal Pictures, 2003)—continues today, with the U.S. Department of Defense offering conditional access to military facilities and experts to Hollywood films that it believes will reflect well on the country’s armed forces.10 But this governmental influence does not bring to bear a heavy-handed system of institutionalized censorship, as Beijing’s does.

    At least more recently, in fact, Hollywood movies have not hesitated to criticize America’s political leaders, to the point where some Americans have argued that filmmakers and film stars are unpatriotic. Major studio movies like Vice (Gary Sanchez Productions, Plan B Entertainment, & Annapurna Pictures, 2018), The Hurt Locker (Voltage Pictures et al., 2008), and The Report (VICE Studios et al., 2019) send up the political powers that be at the highest echelons of American government. Today, Hollywood enjoys a reputation as a place uncowed by Washington, and one that is often gleefully willing to speak truth to American political power. This reputation contrasts strangely but silently with Hollywood’s increasing acceptance of the need to conform to Beijing’s film dictates"


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    Here is the typical board room discussion when it comes to China - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yu1VKXeq44Y


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