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Skyfall Heavily Edited by Chinese Government Censors
The Telegraph ^

Posted on 04/03/2013 12:37:40 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Scenes are altered in James Bond's Skyfall to make the film acceptable for Chinese authorites.

according to reports, some of its scenes have been censored and altered to make it acceptable to the Chinese authorities.

One scene that has been been completely culled takes place in Shanghai, when a French hitman (played by Ola Rapace) is shown shooting a Chinese security guard in the elevator lobby of a skyscraper before preparing for an assassination.

In another scene, filmed in a casino in the Chinese territory of Macau, Daniel Craig’s Bond is talking to a hostess, Severine (Berenice Marlohe), about whether her tattoo is the result of her being forced into prostitution at an early age. Although the lines remains intact on the soundtrack, the Chinese subtitles have been changed to suggest that 007 is asking her about her connections to the mob.

Any references made by Raoul Silva (Javier Bardem), the film's villain, about being tortured by Chinese authorities have also been removed.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: bondjamesbond; chicoms; communist; hollywood; macau; redchina; skyfall

1 posted on 04/03/2013 12:37:40 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway; SilvieWaldorfMD; GSP.FAN; Young Werther; Guenevere; SJSAMPLE; Larry Lucido; ...

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2 posted on 04/03/2013 12:39:09 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: nickcarraway; a fool in paradise

What I’ve heard about this movie, that might be a good thing!


3 posted on 04/03/2013 12:39:58 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

The problem with the movie goes beyond any specific scene.


4 posted on 04/03/2013 12:41:14 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: Perdogg

For a second there, I thought they might’ve edited the B(l)ond thug out of the film.


5 posted on 04/03/2013 12:42:51 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: nickcarraway

Did they insist the plot make sense?


6 posted on 04/03/2013 12:43:32 PM PDT by discostu (Not just another moon faced assassin of joy.)
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To: Revolting cat!

I saw the movie and it was AWFUL.

There’s this scene where this assassin is searching for this lady who’s the head of the UK spies.

It’s night time so it should be easy enough to sneak away. So what does this old lady do? She turns on a huge flashlight and slowly starts walking away although she knows that the bad guy is just 200 feet away!


7 posted on 04/03/2013 12:53:48 PM PDT by MNDude (I survived the sequester!)
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To: nickcarraway

Techniques that will be coming soon to an American city near you! Courtesy of Your Favorite Oppressive Regime!


8 posted on 04/03/2013 12:57:26 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (For me, I plan to die standing as a free man rather than spend one second on my knees as a slave.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

They already forced a switch of the villains in the Red Dawn remake from ChiComs to NoKos.


9 posted on 04/03/2013 12:58:31 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway

Could not’ve made it any worse.

And, I’m a big 007 fan.


10 posted on 04/03/2013 1:08:44 PM PDT by moovova
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To: moovova

When Sean Connery comes back as James Bond, I will be too.


11 posted on 04/03/2013 1:12:07 PM PDT by carriage_hill (The most insidious power the news media has, is the power to ignore.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Already used to happen in American cities. Most major cities had film review boards that would demand all kinds of edits, even above the Hays codes.


12 posted on 04/03/2013 1:15:19 PM PDT by discostu (Not just another moon faced assassin of joy.)
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To: nickcarraway

The average Chinese viewer probably has already seen the genuine item on a pirate DVD, complete with literal translations of the original dialogue in Chinese subtitles.


13 posted on 04/03/2013 1:43:34 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Perdogg

I heard about the Shanghai building/elevator scene being heavily edited.

I also heard on John Batchelor’s show the other night that some of Judi Dench’s script in “Casino Royale” was censored and edited by the Chinese. Specifically the part where she says “I miss the Cold War!”

She was told to dub that line again to say “I miss the old times!”


14 posted on 04/03/2013 2:14:12 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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