Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 17th Dec 2014 23:01 UTC
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Sony Pictures has cancelled the planned release on 25 December of the film The Interview, after major cinema chains decided not to screen it.

The film is about a fictional plot to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Hackers have already carried out a cyber attack on Sony and warned the public to stay away from cinemas screening the film.

Sony hacked, documents released, theatres and Sony threatened by terrorists, and now, the film in question cancelled.

Een volk dat voor tirannen zwicht, zal meer dan lijf en goed verliezen, dan dooft het licht.

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RE[3]: Comment by Gone fishing
by mieses on Mon 22nd Dec 2014 07:30 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Gone fishing"
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Mel Brooks has said that the only difference between the Producers and the Interview was that he waited until Hitler was dead. I would stop trying to read too much importance into the actions of companies like Sony or comedians. In the end, good or bad, the free world is far more productive per capita than NK. That's all that matters. We make serious movies, silly movies, write silly commentary about silly movies, and spend billions advertising them. The content is not important. There is more freedom, energy, activity .. good or bad is not the point. There is an economy. You are free to spend your energy constructing some subtle, subversive, pseudo-critical viewpoint on this nonsense if you like and hopefully you gain something from it in some academic career at a liberal college. What is truly depressing is that your critique falls back on the boring, conventional anti-western rhetoric which makes you look clever but ultimately risks normalizing the condition of NK in the minds of those readers who are less wise than you hopefully are.

Edited 2014-12-22 07:31 UTC

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