"All the world will denounce the SONY." - Page 3 - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Free Your Mind
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-18-2014, 09:18 AM   #31
Blue Crack Addict
 
mikal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Black Lodge
Posts: 24,908
Local Time: 04:12 AM
So....technically, the terrorists won then?
__________________

__________________
mikal is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2014, 02:50 PM   #32
Blue Crack Distributor
 
corianderstem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Seattle
Posts: 63,720
Local Time: 02:12 AM
If Sony had published The Satanic Verses, they totally would have handed over a gift-wrapped Salman Rushdie.

I think I was more surprised to also hear that a Steve Carrell project about a teacher in North Korea (?) had its plug pulled.

Gee. Great day for creative expression (no matter if the end product sucks ass or not).
__________________

__________________
corianderstem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2014, 03:02 PM   #33
Blue Crack Addict
 
deep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: A far distance down.
Posts: 28,501
Local Time: 02:12 AM
Studios make decisions based primarily on money.
For some time now they have been changing scripts and editing movies to appease China.

and quite honestly this movie does not have much of a moral leg to stand on.
__________________
deep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2014, 03:43 PM   #34
Blue Crack Distributor
 
corianderstem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Seattle
Posts: 63,720
Local Time: 02:12 AM
If I understand correctly, it sounds like so many theaters decided not to air it, and Rogen/Franco were not doing publicity, maybe they just decided to cut their losses and have be the "big story" instead of how the movie flopped.
__________________
corianderstem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2014, 03:44 PM   #35
Blue Crack Distributor
 
bono_212's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 81,104
Local Time: 02:12 AM
I'm really not happy about the Steve Carrell part of this story, that really does suck.
__________________
bono_212 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2014, 04:26 PM   #36
Blue Crack Addict
 
deep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: A far distance down.
Posts: 28,501
Local Time: 02:12 AM
when the 5 major chains opted out that was 90% of the screens

the GoP, Guardians of the Galaxy have promised a Christmas hack dump that will be even more damaging to the SONY

if not putting it on VOD or any place else can stop that, not releasing it makes sen$e

and going back and reading some of the emails during the process of making this film, what to include?, etc?, is making it hard to defend SONY studios
__________________
deep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2014, 04:50 PM   #37
Blue Crack Distributor
 
corianderstem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Seattle
Posts: 63,720
Local Time: 02:12 AM
Some theaters were going to show Team America instead, but now Paramount has put the kibosh on that.

What kind of dirt do the hackers have on Sony? Would it really be surprising to learn that people involved in making movies are giant assholes? Possibly with some misogyny, racism and puppy kicking?
__________________
corianderstem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2014, 05:10 PM   #38
Rock n' Roll Doggie
Band-aid
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Polish-American Stronghold PA
Posts: 4,144
Local Time: 05:12 AM
It looked hilarious
__________________
Oregoropa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2014, 05:16 PM   #39
Blue Crack Addict
 
deep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: A far distance down.
Posts: 28,501
Local Time: 02:12 AM
This may be premature, but I don't think Sony Studios will survive,
I think they will be acquired by another studio

the emails have damaged too many relationships and made them look incompetent and just plain stupid, their credibility is shot

sure all of this stuff does probably exist at other studios to some extent, but once it goes public there is no way to undo it


Also, that Steve Carell movie that got canceled was tied to News Corp and Fox, Rupert Murdoch didn't want his New Corp. empire to have its dirty secrets released like Sony's were. That would have been fun.
__________________
deep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2014, 05:25 PM   #40
Blue Crack Addict
 
deep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: A far distance down.
Posts: 28,501
Local Time: 02:12 AM


Sony co-chief Amy Pascal, Rev. Al Sharpton talk racist emails, Hollywood 'environment that still resembles 1950s America'
__________________
deep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2014, 05:35 PM   #41
Blue Crack Distributor
 
bono_212's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 81,104
Local Time: 02:12 AM
Quote:
Pascal and Sharpton met New York on Thursday
That's nice of them.
__________________
bono_212 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2014, 06:35 PM   #42
Blue Crack Addict
 
DaveC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: illegitimi non carborundum
Posts: 17,410
Local Time: 05:12 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by deep View Post
This may be premature, but I don't think Sony Studios will survive,
I think they will be acquired by another studio

the emails have damaged too many relationships and made them look incompetent and just plain stupid, their credibility is shot

sure all of this stuff does probably exist at other studios to some extent, but once it goes public there is no way to undo it


Also, that Steve Carell movie that got canceled was tied to News Corp and Fox, Rupert Murdoch didn't want his New Corp. empire to have its dirty secrets released like Sony's were. That would have been fun.

Sony Pictures is (according to an article in the Economist a few months back) by far the largest division of Sony now that their consumer electronics division is mostly a shadow of what it used to be. The studio props up the rest of the corporation by subsidizing the less profitable divisions while they are undergoing restructuring and trying to rein in the out of control cost structure.

They'll change the name and rebrand it quietly I suspect. They won't sell it off completely, if they do the parent company is well and truly fucked.


Sent from my iPhone using U2 Interference
__________________
DaveC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2014, 08:22 PM   #43
Blue Crack Distributor
 
Headache in a Suitcase's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Stateless
Posts: 56,420
Local Time: 05:12 AM
There's no way this movie was pulled because anyone thought there was a real threat to movie goers.

The movie was pulled because the publicity and interest had reached such a level that Sony couldn't have possibly released this piece of garbage, especially when the theaters started backing out.

Now they'll release it on demand, many will go rent it, and they'll make millions off this sheer pile of donkey crap they call a movie.
__________________
Headache in a Suitcase is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2014, 08:47 PM   #44
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: London/Sydney
Posts: 6,608
Local Time: 11:12 AM
Wrong on all counts
__________________
Earnie Shavers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2014, 08:49 PM   #45
The Fly
 
AllIWantIs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Phoenix, AZ USA
Posts: 84
Local Time: 03:12 AM
I honestly have Zero sympathy for Sony.

All I have to say is... what goes around, comes around.

Back in 2003, before iTunes or any digital music company existed, ordinary people were using file sharing sites. The big 5 music corporations (Sony is one) started screaming that all who use file sharing sites are criminals.

They got RIAA representation and started baiting, then suing ordinary people $750 to $150,000 per song.

The reason? Copyright infringement.

Any large corporation that participates in causing these nightmares for the families involved before songs were available for digital sale and NOT invest money in superior technical protection are asking for this drama.

Especially with releasing a movie about a living individual without that individual's consent.
It is quite clear they never got his consent.
__________________

__________________
AllIWantIs is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com