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  • all movies/books should carry disclaimers about content

    1 16.67%
  • No movie/book should have a disclaimer

    5 83.33%
  • Books/movies that deal with certain subject should (please expand)

    0 0%
  • Other (please explain)

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    vidcc's Avatar there is no god
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    At the end of most movies there is a disclaimer along the lines of "all charaters are fictional and any resemblence to any person living or dead blah blah blah is purely coincidental".... to avoid royalty lawsuits.

    However lately there has been a push to put disclaimers on books and movies that question a specific religion. Opus Dei has asked for a disclaimer on the upcoming film based on the Da Vinci Code. story
    There was a push to have disclaimers on science books that deal with evolution.
    The same could be said about political opinion books/movies

    Should:

    all movies/books carry disclaimers about content?

    No movie/book should have a disclaimer

    Books/movies that deal with certain subject should (please expand)

    Other (please explain)
    Last edited by vidcc; 04-16-2006 at 10:09 PM.

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    Quite clearly, fictional works should carry such a disclaimer if the author feels confusion could arise and they wish to protect themselves from some litigation. Non-fictional works shouldn't carry such a disclaimer.

    Work which is a mix of fact and fiction should carry an altogether more complex disclaimer, in the form of an appendix or historical notes to explain which parts are based on events which occured and which the author made up. This is de rigueur anyhow.

    Btw, that link contains a massive spoiler.
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    Where is the disclaimer on the Bible?
    Or the Koran?

    Or any religious tract for that matter?
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

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    I think it would be helpful to know what you are going to read about, before you read it.

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    Sony Pictures Entertainment should totally fuck with them and end the movie with the words "FACT" coming on the screen.

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    They should rename the film "The Da Vinci Code. Fact."

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    Quote Originally Posted by clocker
    Where is the disclaimer on the Bible?
    Or the Koran?

    Or any religious tract for that matter?
    Burn the heretic!


    They're 100% non fiction and shouldn't carry such a disclaimer. Yup, all of them.
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    Where will the disclaimer be shown? At the end with the credits that no-one ever reads or right at the start to needlessly break the fourth wall?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbarossa
    They should rename the film "The Da Vinci Code. Fact."
    "The Da Vinci Code, True Story. Fact."

    disclaimers suck

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    Isn't it obvious that science is not necessarily fact?

    I voted for option 2, then again, on second thought...

    All books having a disclaimer though; wouldn't it be akin to denying our culture's accumulated knowledge?


    I think each and everyone of us should be branded with a disclaimer: Be adviced. Your view of the world, situations and events might not correspond to their true nature. :nihilism:


    Manker's post makes sense, by the way.
    Last edited by ahctlucabbuS; 04-20-2006 at 03:11 PM.

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