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Creationists Boycott IMAX Movies in South

 
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beltmann
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PostPosted: 03.21.2005 10:18 pm    Post subject: Creationists Boycott IMAX Movies in South Reply with quote

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IMAX documentaries that touch on the issue of evolution have been removed by numerous science museums and other venues in Southern states following local protests, the New York Times reported on Saturday. The films include, Cosmic Voyage, Galapagos, and Volcanoes of the Deep Sea. In an interview with the newspaper, Carol Murray, marketing director of the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, said that the museum had pulled Volcanoes after receiving complaints from members of the audience. She told the Times, "If it is not going to draw a crowd and it is going to create controversy, from a marketing point of view, I cannot make a recommendation." Such decisions to bar screenings of the film are apt to affect the content of IMAX documentaries in the future, the Times indicated. It quoted Joe DeAmicis, vice president of the California Science Center in Los Angeles as saying, "It is going to be hard for our filmmakers to continue to make unfettered documentaries when they know that 10 per cent of the market will reject them."



Interesting.
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PostPosted: 03.22.2005 1:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should I be frightened for my intellectual integrity since I will probably by living in Alabama in the next 6 to 7 months. I could be scarred for life.
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PostPosted: 03.22.2005 2:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mfritschel wrote:
Should I be frightened for my intellectual integrity since I will probably by living in Alabama in the next 6 to 7 months.


What?!? This is the first I've heard of this!



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PostPosted: 03.22.2005 2:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mfritschel wrote:
Should I be frightened for my intellectual integrity since I will probably by living in Alabama in the next 6 to 7 months. I could be scarred for life.




nah, you'll get to achieve an "underground" status that was previously unattainable.



i live/work less than three blocks from the Fort Worth Museum. Fort Worth, while conservative (not by Southern standards), has always seemed to allow itself to stretch in terms of supporting art, culture, and education, so I'm deeply disappointed in their reaction.



but more importantly, i've never heard a MARKETING DIRECTOR have such a hard time with controversy.



controversy sells in the South the same as anywhere. i know a lot of people locally who, if presented with the information, would've fought to keep this film.
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PostPosted: 03.23.2005 2:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes it might be true Eric, due to my job and corporate America I soon will be relocated to some place in this wonderul country with Alabama being one of the top candidates. I just hope lots of people need envelopes there.
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