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#1 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 04:35 AM

This is just hilarious:


http://news.bbc.co.u...on/10518917.stm


But let's just zero in on something for a moment:


"When I was director of Kensington and Chelsea Council, I discovered that one of our local hospitals was hiring out one of its closed - but fully-equipped wards - to a film company to use as a film set," she said. "To add insult to injury, the movie was a pornographic one.



Now, you can take what attitude you like to people shooting porn. At some point it's legal economic activity; nobody's forcing you to either pay for it or watch it. But that's not really the point. The point is the phrase "to add insult to injury". Yes, folks, in the UK, using a closed-down hospital ward as a location regardless of purpose is an "injury". I hate to channel Charlie Brown, but good grief; not only do we have to suffer the general state of film and TV here, but the mere idea of anyone shooting something in an extant location is frowned upon!

I wonder if this is the same sort of person speaking who'd complain about the 90% American media infesting local cinemas?

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#2 Keith Walters

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 05:24 AM

Ho Hum. <_<
It sounds like some petty politician desperately hoping the media will find someone who gives a lukewarm rat's arse about it so she can wring out a few more tiresome minutes of screen time.

I doubt they would have shot the whole movie there anyway, unless it heavily leaned toward rubber nurse's uniforms and various forms of specialized hydro-therapy :P

I suppose if it was rented out to Steven Seagull for one of his formula blood-and-guts epics, it would be all right then.
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