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Why Banning and Cutting Films is a Mistake

17 January 2016 5:40 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This week, Neil Calloway argues that far from increasing revenues in conservative countries, by allowing censored versions of their movies to be shown, Hollywood will ultimately lose out…

This week brought the news that transgender period drama The Danish Girl has been banned in Qatar. I doubt Working Title will be too upset that their film isn’t being shown in a small, conservative country of about two million people (roughly a quarter of the population of New York City or London), and if I made a film that had been banned due to its apparent “moral depravity” I’d put that quote on the poster, but as studios look to expand their international box office, you can expect this to increasingly become an issue with films.

Banning films in their entirety rarely happens in the West now, but the occasional film does get stopped from being released – in 2015, the »

- Neil Calloway

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