UK film censors forced to watch a 2-day long movie of paint drying

Meh. I’ve seen a lot of this artist’s work, before he went mainstream with his latest, I don’t think it’ll ever meet the sublime brilliance of Seventeen Hours of Bathroom Wall. You should find it on VHS if you can. Analog is the only way.


The US has a zip code lottery for anti-science in schools and we have a postcode lottery for film censorship. Though ours is easier to circumvent, being in a small country.

The twist is the camera zooms out at the very end to show the paint had been drying on naked people the entire time! 10+ hours of unrecognizable nudity! The conversations this will start in film criticism circles!
10/10 would watch again!


They need to flash a single image on an engorged penis at about the 7-hour mark.

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At least in Australia there’s a category called “Refused Classification”, which could be considered A Bad Thing.

“Refused Classification (RC) is a classification category. Material that is Refused Classification is commonly referred to as being ‘banned’. Films, computer games and publications that are classified RC cannot be sold, hired, advertised or legally imported in Australia. Material that is classified RC contains content that is very high in impact and falls outside generally accepted community standards.”


If you’re saying that this classification shouldn’t exist, and that there should be absolutely no limit on what can be publicly distributed, I’m afraid we’ll simply have to disagree.

Why should be?
Also, in the Age of the Internet, does the RC classification still have any meaning, any actual impact?

One does not equal the other.
There are already categories that restrict who can buy films or games so kids don’t see things that their parents feel uncomfortable talking about, and there already are laws against stuff like child pornography etc. Refusing classification is just a way for Moral Guardians to feel self-important.
So I don’t think RC should exist, and that even without it there are limits to what can be publicly distributed.

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This is hilarious in it’s conception. Aside from that, hire an editor, the grammar in this story is atrocious.

Muphry’s Law!

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Considering the UK movie industry is in rude health (thanks to the obvious Hollywood connection coupled with generous tax breaks), one could make the Chinese argument that this level of censorship actually works fairly well. The only exceptions are mostly historical relics like the Clockwork Orange ban, which are pointless these days anyway thanks to the Internet.

It’s one of the nook and crannies of the UK model that nobody can really be bothered to clean up. Brits are fundamentally pragmatic in all things, sometimes they just don’t have the time to spare.

Peter Jackson’s Bad Taste was quite the amusing film.

Alas, it was banned in Australia.

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Even the linked site points out that it was an anomaly.

The quality of the system is best to assess by its anomalies.

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