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What The Interview Changed To Avoid Controversy Before Release

12 January 2015 8:28 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The team behind The Interview have maintained . throughout the controversy surrounding the film . that they were never pressured to change any part of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.s comedy, even though the content would prove to be incendiary. But an editor who worked on the comedy has now said in an interview about The Interview that one significant scene was toned down, though it was a creative choice, and not one mandated by the studio. This piece has spoilers for The Interview. You have been warned! In a piece that ran over the weekend on EditorsGuild.com, co-editors Evan Henke and Zene Baker opened up about the difficult process that they undertook to find the humorous line in what was sure to be controversial material. The duo swear up and down that they were never censored in the editorial department, and that no one ever demanded that they scale »

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The Interview editors say that there was no censorship on the final cut

11 January 2015 12:45 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Entertainment Weekly have reported that the editors who made the final cut on Sony’s The Interview claim there is absolutely no censorship on the final release of the Seth Rogen and James Franco movie.

Editors Zene Baker and Evan Henke have spoken out against claims which suggested the editors were forced to censor particular scenes in order for the film to adhere to its Christmas release. This was despite the fact there were a few alterations, including dropping a gay-orgy which Baker told CineMontage “never existed other than in the draft of the script that got leaked.”

Kim-Jung Un’s graphic death scene was also edited so it less resembled the Raiders of the Lost Ark face melting scene.  Henke and Baker have stated that these changes were all made as creative choices and had nothing to do with fears of antagonizing political situations. Baker also stated they were »

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'The Interview' editors say 'there was absolutely no censorship'

10 January 2015 9:35 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

When Sony reversed course and released The Interview, the provocative comedy that had become a serious lightning rod for its skewering of North Korea and its dictator, Kim Jong-un, at least one change had already been made to diminish the odds of aggravating an already precarious political situation. Kim's death scene—an up-close explosion in a helicopter—was tinkered with to tamper down disturbing elements. But some tabloids reported that the filmmakers were also pressured to remove certain jokes and other footage—including a gay orgy—to secure the Christmas release. Not so, according to Zene Baker and Evan Henke, »

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