Will France Sink To Indonesian Film Censor Levels?


The French have a lot of sense, hence the inane scheme to censor smoking from films has been met with widespread derision and mockery….

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This latest imbecility is the brain (?)-child of Senator Nadine Grelet-Certenais…

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You can almost tell Grelet-Cetenais is a sticky-beak kill-joy, just by taking a look at her!

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“Seventy percent of new French films have at least one person in the process of smoking,” said Grelet-Certenais.

OMG!

ONE smoker in a whole movie?

Armageddon surely looms!

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But Macron’s Minister of Health is on the loony lady’s side!

Agnès Buzyn agreed with the Senator…

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Buzin

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“I do not understand the importance of smoking in French cinema,” said Buzyn adding that she would speak to France`s Minister of Culture Françoise Nyssen about “denormalising the image of tobacco in society…”

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DENORMALISING?

What’s happened  to that ‘diversity’ these pinko prigs usually champion?

Now Madame Busybody Buzin has pledged “firm action,” but whether or not that means a total prohibition on ciggies being seen on the screen we don’t yet know.

WHAT A CROCK!

It’s bad enough here in Jakarta, where the other night I surfed across the Trans TV movie, some guy being tied to a chair by thugs, bashed and battered…

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More or less irrelevant photo, but it’s nice, yeah?

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…but when they relented long enough to give him a fag (in the UK meaning, before anguished poofters get offended!) that horrific sight was obscured by the state censor’s opaque blob.

However, I have railed in vain about Indonesian censorship of what we get to watch all too often…

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Dimana Bokong2nya? – Where Are Our Buttocks

…so let’s ponder what else might befall film-goers, if this ‘denormalisation’ jackboot ‘process’ escalates.

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According to the Local,  Gallic wit has been impressively deployed against the dimwit plan,with one perceptive citoyen remarking that =

“So I guess it will also be banned in the movies to use drugs, to go beyond the speed limits, to cross outside the nails, and of course to kill.

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Crime films will take a hit. They are completely crazy.”

Even The Local’s reporter shows unexpectedly anti-censorship humour.

….questions have been asked about whether it would be necessary to delve into the archives and remove the cigarette butts completely.