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Private Snafu 'Censored'


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Here is a sampler 1944 cartoon from the Private Snafu series called Censored.

Private SNAFU 'Censored' D.D.Teoli Jr. A.C. : D.D.Teoli Jr. A.C. : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive

On another disc they had an old WW2 instructional film with a counter at the bottom and a blocked out watermark. These are all public domain films so I am suspecting they took it from stock footage company I know of that puts counters at the bottom of all their films. What an ugly mess.

In an interview, Scorsese said he desaturated the blood at the end of Taxi Driver to meet censorship demands of not receiving an 'X' rating.  Maybe that original footage is lost or faded? He never did fix the brown blood even is the super duper Blu-ray editions. That is what $$ and greed does. If it was my film, I would not have desaturated a thing. (But I'm not money driven and broke.) You know everyone would want to buy the X rated version of Taxi Driver; so I'm sure greed would have made the bright red blood edition happen. 

Getting back to the military film with the counter. Wouldn't it be sad if someday all that is left for the historical record is that crappy res film with a counter and blocked out watermark? It wasn't some great film, just saying how greed **(obscenity removed)**s things up.

With open content work, none of these issues comes up. You just do the best work you can. 

Edited by Daniel D. Teoli Jr.
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