History Main / Bowdlerise

17th Apr '17 8:51:16 PM DustSnitch
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* That picture of the ''David'' statue with the boxer shorts on the main page? It was clearly done in jest, but something like that actually happened. A plaster cast of the statue was made as a gift to Queen Victoria, and since this was one of the more prudish times in history, they felt that male nudity might offend someone, so a plaster fig leaf was made to use [[http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/d/davids-fig-leaf/ during the Queen's visits.]]

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* That picture of the ''David'' ''Art/{{David}}'' statue with the boxer shorts on the main page? It was clearly done in jest, but something like that actually happened. A plaster cast of the statue was made as a gift to Queen Victoria, and since this was one of the more prudish times in history, they felt that male nudity might offend someone, so a plaster fig leaf was made to use [[http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/d/davids-fig-leaf/ during the Queen's visits.]]
12th Apr '17 9:00:35 PM DustSnitch
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10th Apr '17 10:06:54 PM Lirodon
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* GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion: The creator of a work making excessive revisions to a work since its original release, usually to update and upgrade special effects, but sometimes to bowdlerise too.

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* GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion: The creator of a work making excessive revisions to a work it since its original release, usually to update and upgrade special effects, but sometimes to bowdlerise too.
10th Apr '17 10:06:10 PM Lirodon
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* GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion

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* GeorgeLucasAlteredVersionGeorgeLucasAlteredVersion: The creator of a work making excessive revisions to a work since its original release, usually to update and upgrade special effects, but sometimes to bowdlerise too.
11th Mar '17 7:38:47 PM Luigifan
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Censorship starts at editing out blood splatter and profanity. But it escalates pretty quickly. [[FrothyMugsOfWater Beer may become water even when it's adults drinking]]--even villainous adults. Cigarettes and cigars might be removed even though it's a bad guy smoking. [[FamilyFriendlyFirearms A six-round revolver can become a water gun or slingshot.]] Then they start warping entire characters to entire show so that a character is AmbiguouslyBi, as if a good guy being gay might encourage kids to be gay--when ironically a good guy being bi might just encourage a kid to experiment. [[NobodyCanDie Then when a situation presents itself where death should be a given, it's always avoided or explained away]]), removing the idea of consequences stemming from dangerous activities. A girl hits a boy because he got her dirty, instead of because he might be groping her. A scene of a parent hitting their child is completely removed, making it look like they are running away over nothing.

If they really ''can't'' remove a death, they might try to remove emotional depth from it, so somebody doesn't seem to grieve that much over their best friend/lover dying--so now you're encouraged to stifle your emotions. Other emotional conversations may be edited, so characters seem to be friends rather than in love. Vital discussions might be removed because they take place in a bar, leaving plotholes. And at its most extreme, there may be the removal of entire episodes, and you might never even get to see the final season of your show because it's DarkerAndEdgier.

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Censorship starts at editing out blood splatter and profanity. But it escalates pretty quickly. [[FrothyMugsOfWater Beer may become water even when it's adults drinking]]--even villainous adults. Cigarettes and cigars might be removed even though it's a bad guy smoking. [[FamilyFriendlyFirearms A six-round revolver can become a water gun or slingshot.]] Then they start warping entire characters to entire show so that a character is AmbiguouslyBi, as if a good guy being gay might encourage kids to be gay--when ironically a good guy being bi might just encourage a kid to experiment. [[NobodyCanDie Then when a situation presents itself where death should be a given, it's always avoided or explained away]]), away]], removing the idea of consequences stemming from dangerous activities. A girl hits a boy because he got her dirty, instead of because he might be groping her. A scene of a parent hitting their child is completely removed, making it look like they are running away over nothing.

If they really ''can't'' remove a death, they might try to remove emotional depth from it, so somebody doesn't seem to grieve that much over their best friend/lover dying--so dying -- so now you're encouraged to stifle your emotions. Other emotional conversations may be edited, so characters seem to be friends rather than in love. Vital discussions might be removed because they take place in a bar, leaving plotholes. And at its most extreme, there may be the removal of entire episodes, and you might never even get to see the final season of your show because it's DarkerAndEdgier.



* NoSmoking: Characters can't enjoy a cigarette (be it tobacco--or, in more extreme cases, cannabis, crack cocaine or meth), lest more impressionable viewers imitate what they see.

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* NoSmoking: Characters can't enjoy a cigarette (be it tobacco--or, tobacco -- or, in more extreme cases, cannabis, crack cocaine or meth), lest more impressionable viewers imitate what they see.
11th Mar '17 8:48:49 AM DustSnitch
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* That picture of the ''David'' statue with the boxer shorts on the main page? It was clearly done in jest, but something like that actually happened. A plaster cast of the statue was made as a gift to Queen Victoria, and since this was one of the more prudish times in history, they felt that male nudity might offend someone, so a plaster fig leaf was made to use [[http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/d/davids-fig-leaf/ during the Queen's visits.]]
11th Mar '17 8:47:19 AM DustSnitch
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* The nude saints in the Art/SistineChapel ''The Last Judgement'' had their genitalia painted over with garments after Michelangelo's death, leaving the schmuck who agreed to do it to forever be known as "the breeches maker." After a restoration effort in the twentieth century, the fresco survives unbreeched.
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20th Feb '17 10:34:59 AM JamesAustin
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[[AC:''This page has been deemed Too Inappropriate by the MoralGuardians so they have set up a [[{{Bowdler/Bowdlerise}} Family Friendly Substitute]].'']]

To Bowdlerize[[labelnote:Pronunciation]]"Bow" (as in "port bow" or "cow" minus c) plus "dler" (as in Film/SchindlersList) plus "ize" (pronounced like eyes). Alternatively, those who know IPA: /ˈbaʊd.lə.ˌɹaɪz/.[[/labelnote]] means to alter existing programs, plays, etc. so they are less rude and/or offensive. Commonly, this takes the form of swapping "curse" words for [[GoshDangItToHeck euphemisms.]] The term is used in a negative sense, by those who think the alterations are often done with a ridiculously high [[OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope fear of lawsuits]] and/or [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad need for political correctness]]. Sometimes it's understandable--different countries have different standards, and sometimes all it takes to change a show from something for teens to suitable for kids is the removal of a few swear words, darn it. Others are fairly reasonable for broadcast (editing out blood splatter, the careful clipping of a scene where a character is riddled by bullet holes).

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[[AC:''This page has been deemed Too Inappropriate by the MoralGuardians so they have set up a [[{{Bowdler/Bowdlerise}} [[Bowdler/{{Bowdlerise}} Family Friendly Substitute]].'']]

To Bowdlerize[[labelnote:Pronunciation]]"Bow" Bowdlerise[[labelnote:Pronunciation]]"Bow" (as in "port bow" or "cow" minus c) plus "dler" (as in Film/SchindlersList) plus "ize" "ise" (pronounced like eyes). Alternatively, those who know IPA: /ˈbaʊd.lə.ˌɹaɪz/.[[/labelnote]] means to alter existing programs, plays, etc. so they are less rude and/or offensive. Commonly, this takes the form of swapping "curse" words for [[GoshDangItToHeck euphemisms.]] The term is used in a negative sense, by those who think the alterations are often done with a ridiculously high [[OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope fear of lawsuits]] and/or [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad need for political correctness]]. Sometimes it's understandable--different countries have different standards, and sometimes all it takes to change a show from something for teens to suitable for kids is the removal of a few swear words, darn it. Others are fairly reasonable for broadcast (editing out blood splatter, the careful clipping of a scene where a character is riddled by bullet holes).
2nd Jan '17 12:37:04 PM skidoo23
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But true Bowdlerizing starts when you actually lower the quality of the art or story in some way in the editing, sometimes as little as spoiling jokes or perhaps making villains not look quite as evil, but escalating to damaging the plot, making dialogue confusing, and making heroes look pure and shiny. And at its very "best", it can make a situation ''less'' acceptable.

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But true Bowdlerizing starts when you actually lower the quality of the art or story in some way in the editing, sometimes as little as spoiling jokes or perhaps making villains not look quite as evil, but escalating to damaging the plot, making dialogue confusing, and making heroes look pure and shiny. And at its very "best", it can make a situation ''less'' acceptable.
acceptable. In many cases (such as the airing of R- and NC-17-rated films on broadcast television or the release of sexual, violent or edgy material in countries where such things are known to be forbidden), the viewer/listener/reader is often left wondering why a release in such a venue was even attempted.
4th Dec '16 2:12:24 PM Pastykake
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* FrothyMugsOfWater: Replacing alcohol with non-alcoholic drinks (usually juice, soda, or water) and hand-waving the drunken behavior as "acting crazy" or [[TookALevelInJerkAss "being a jerk"]].

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* FrothyMugsOfWater: Replacing alcohol with non-alcoholic drinks (usually juice, soda, or water) and hand-waving the drunken behavior as "acting crazy" or [[TookALevelInJerkAss [[TookALevelInJerkass "being a jerk"]].
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