China’s Avatar Restrictions Cause a Stir

The closure of the blockbuster Avatar, which has been replaced in Chinese cinemas with the epic Confucius, has generated much discussion of the possible reasons for the decision. From the Wall Street Journal: Ever since the...

China to Pull Back ‘Avatar’ for Domestic Film

The New York Times has more on the removal of Avatar from theaters in China: The film, which can be viewed in standard format or in 3-D, will be yanked from theaters without 3-D technology in order to make way for a domestically...

China Censors to Pull Avatar From Screens

From the Times Online: Here is the choice: a blockbuster involving noble aliens, evil humans and stunning effects that is breaking cinematic records all over the world. Or a patriotic film featuring the life of Confucius. In...




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