History Bowdlerise / RealLife

8th Aug '16 3:00:58 PM Twentington
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* Movie fans living in Barbados in the 1980s were treated to newspaper advertisements for ''Film/DoctorDetroit'' with the tagline "He's got five personalities. And they've all got a one-track mind" crudely changed to "[[CompletelyMissingThePoint He's got five lovely women]]. And they've all got a one-track mind." The (literal) scissors came out even further for ''Film/TheBestLittleWhorehouseInTexas'', with one part of the title - no prizes for guessing which - being cut out and replaced with "Fun."

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* Movie fans living in Barbados in the 1980s were treated to newspaper advertisements for ''Film/DoctorDetroit'' with the tagline "He's got five personalities. And they've all got a one-track mind" crudely changed to "[[CompletelyMissingThePoint He's "He's got five lovely women]].women. And they've all got a one-track mind." The (literal) scissors came out even further for ''Film/TheBestLittleWhorehouseInTexas'', with one part of the title - no prizes for guessing which - being cut out and replaced with "Fun."
3rd Oct '15 8:49:16 AM NikoMoldova
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* Along with his career as a somewhat successful painter in his own right, Daniele da Volterra was somewhat infamous during the Italian Renaissance as "Il Braghettone" (the breeches maker or large pants man). He painted fig leaves and loincloths on all of the upper half of Michelangelo's ''The Last Judgement'' fresco in the Sistine Chapel (the lower half was interrupted by the death of Pope Pius IV as they had to take his scaffolding down to elect the new one). He also repainted the figures of Saint Catherine and Saint Blaise as, in the original version, Blaise appeared to be looking at Catherine's naked back (and to some, the position even suggested intercourse).
** He went all-out on this, too; the reason the original hasn't been restored to the pre-Bowdlerisation version is because he actually chiseled off some of the fresco he was repainting, including the (large) section with Saint Catherine and Saint Blaise.
26th Aug '15 12:29:43 AM WickedIcon
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* The subtitles on Netflix seem to censor some of the swearing. For instance "fucking" was changed to "kissing" on an episode of Series/UnitedStatesOfTara
26th Aug '15 12:28:17 AM WickedIcon
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* Before Thomas Bowdler got a reputation one would have refered to this trope as the ''castration'' of stories. This means that the term "bowdlerization" is itself a bowdlerization.
30th Jun '15 9:11:35 PM R1ck
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* The big grand way with which a history teacher usually will teach the use of censorship in media is by showing a picture of Vladimir Lenin and/or Leon Trotzky and then show the same picture under the regime of JosephStalin, which will usually show the entire picture, but with the bodies of Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotzky erased from it. This is followed by the line that since Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotzky were controversial figures at that time in that place that the picture without Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotzky would be the one who would get widespread release in Russia, while they would attempt to erase the original from existence, which is what censorship is all about.
8th Apr '15 6:04:30 PM nombretomado
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* The ''{{Pirates of the Caribbean}}'' ride at DisneyThemeParks suffered this over the years. The Pirate that originally was looking for a young girl whose underthings he snatched was commenting how spry she was -- with her head poking out from the barrel behind him. His lines were toned down, underwear taken away. Then it got changed to the pirate looking for Jack Sparrow.

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* The ''{{Pirates of the Caribbean}}'' ride at DisneyThemeParks Ride/DisneyThemeParks suffered this over the years. The Pirate that originally was looking for a young girl whose underthings he snatched was commenting how spry she was -- with her head poking out from the barrel behind him. His lines were toned down, underwear taken away. Then it got changed to the pirate looking for Jack Sparrow.
15th Mar '15 3:35:48 PM hydrix
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* The big grand way with which a history teacher usually will teach the use of censorship in media is by showing a picture of Vladimir Lenin and/or Leon Trotzky and then show the same picture under the regime of JosephStalin, which will usually show the entire picture, but with the bodies of Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotzky erased from it. This is followed by the line that since Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotzky were controversial figures at that time in that place that the picture without Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotzky would be the one who would get widespread release in Russia, while they would attempt to erase the original from existence, which is what censorship is all about.
16th Nov '14 8:27:53 AM MagBas
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* The ''{{Pirates of the Caribbean}}'' ride at DisneyThemeParks suffered this over the years. The Pirate that originally was looking for a young girl whose [[UnfortunateImplications underthings he snatched]] was commenting how spry she was -- with her head poking out from the barrel behind him. His lines were toned down, underwear taken away. Then it got changed to the pirate looking for Jack Sparrow.

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* The ''{{Pirates of the Caribbean}}'' ride at DisneyThemeParks suffered this over the years. The Pirate that originally was looking for a young girl whose [[UnfortunateImplications underthings he snatched]] snatched was commenting how spry she was -- with her head poking out from the barrel behind him. His lines were toned down, underwear taken away. Then it got changed to the pirate looking for Jack Sparrow.
6th Oct '14 4:44:35 PM Camassia
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* The subtitles on Netflix seem to censor some of the swearing. For instance "fucking" was changed to "kissing" on an episode of {{UnitedStatesofTara}}

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* The subtitles on Netflix seem to censor some of the swearing. For instance "fucking" was changed to "kissing" on an episode of {{UnitedStatesofTara}}Series/UnitedStatesOfTara
11th May '14 2:59:38 AM Cindylover1969
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* Movie fans living in Barbados in the 1980s were treated to newspaper advertisements for ''Film/DoctorDetroit'' with the tagline "He's got five personalities. And they've all got a one-track mind" crudely changed to "[[CompletelyMissingThePoint He's got five lovely women]]. And they've all got a one-track mind." The (literal) scissors came out even further for ''Film/TheBestLittleWhorehouseInTexas'', with one word - no prizes for guessing which - replaced by "Fun."

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* Movie fans living in Barbados in the 1980s were treated to newspaper advertisements for ''Film/DoctorDetroit'' with the tagline "He's got five personalities. And they've all got a one-track mind" crudely changed to "[[CompletelyMissingThePoint He's got five lovely women]]. And they've all got a one-track mind." The (literal) scissors came out even further for ''Film/TheBestLittleWhorehouseInTexas'', with one word part of the title - no prizes for guessing which - being cut out and replaced by with "Fun."
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