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Posted on 06/10/2011 4:57:20 AM PDT by naturalman1975
The Dambusters dog N****r will be renamed Digger for a modern remake of the iconic film to avoid offending American viewers, it has emerged.
Script writer Stephen Fry, 53, has confirmed that pilot Guy Gibson's faithful black Labrador will be renamed for the forthcoming Peter Jackson movie.
In the original 1955 film Gibson's dog's name was spoken 12 times as a code word to report successful dam breaches to RAF Bomber Command.
But Fry, who is writing the script for the long-awaited remake, has revealed he will now be renamed Digger to avoid offending American viewers.
He said: 'There is no question in America that you could ever have a dog called the N-word.
'It's no good saying that it is the Latin word for black or that it didn't have the meaning that it does now - you just can't go back, which is unfortunate.
'You can go to RAF Scampton and see the dog's grave and there he is with his name, and it's an important part of the film.
'The name of the dog was a code word to show that the dam had been successfully breached.
'In the film, you're constantly hearing 'n-word, n-word, n-word, hurray' and Barnes Wallis is punching the air.
'But obviously that's not going to happen now. So Digger seems okay, I reckon.'
The iconic 1955 film tells the story of British Second World War scientists who developed a bouncing bomb as a means of attacking Germany's dams.
During the film a special squadron of Lancaster bombers, 617 Squadron, is formed and trained by Wing Commander Guy Gibson.
His black Labrador dog N*gger is present throughout the film and his name repeatedly used as a code word to report successful breaches of dams.
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Are you a member of a protected ‘victim’ class?
I did not know that the letter '*' had been added to the English alphabet.
But I suppose if the United States can have 57 states, the alphabet can have 27 letters.
Does anyone what sound(s) are involved in pronouncing this new letter? Is it a vowel, or a consonant? Or, is it, perhaps, another 'sometimes' letter like 'y'?
I’ve had enough of this dam PC nonsense.
They shouldn’t call it a remake. This is a film that retells an event. The ‘original’ Dambusters film wasn’t original - it was of course a film of the real-world story.
Another example: ‘Titanic’ wasn’t a remake of the (vastly superior and more historically accurate) ‘A Night to Remember’ but a retelling of the Titanic sinking.
Also: “Pearl Harbor” was not a remake of “Tora Tora Tora”.
The article writer needs to tighten his terms up.
The continued downfall of the Western world...
Please, please, please watch you language.
They now want to be referred to as “Chigroes”, not Chiggers.
A pc variant of history ?
Another movie I will not waste cash on....
Roll over; Dog of color
Step, Dog of color
Fetch it; Dog of color.
...beat me to it...
Dam busters or bouncing bomb
‘Saving Private Ryan’ was a PC remake of history.
This will be a stirring wartime adventure. And in the middle of all the heroism and dam-smashing spectacle, the film-makers will silently insert a renamed dog.
as an Elem. School Spec. Ed. teacher, I sent a kid to the corner for using that word...he is black & I’m white (he was rapping). I told him that too many people fought & died just so his race wouldn’t be called that all the time.
Maybe the new movie should be called "The Darn Busters".
I have the original version of dambusters......
I didn’t pay to see SPR either.
That a problem ?
I love the original, a remake will never take its place, and I hate the political correcting, but I’m a special effects nut and look forward to how the dambusting will look.