BP Movie Journal 3/3/16

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  1. bob says:

    thanks for the tip on KC Confidential – FYI: it’s available to stream on Hulu and Amazon Prime.

  2. Ray (@RaySquirrel) says:

    I was curious if you had heard the criticism surrounding ‘The Hunting Ground’. I don’t feel like watching the film myself because I think all it will do is make me angry, and not in the same way that it made you angry David. One recently was that a crew member for the film was caught editing the film’s Wikipedia page, deleting information about a number of the film’s factual discrepancies. Slate last year did a number of articles regarding the film. Just look up “Hunting Ground Slate” they should be easy to find.

    From the look of things the filmmakers went in with an agenda, which is convincing people that there is an epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses. While no doubt the anecdotes it presents would be compelling I seriously doubt the statistics that 1 in 4 or 5 women will be sexually assaulted on college campuses. A recent U.S. Department of Justice National Crime Victimization Survey for a period between 1997-2013 estimated the rate of sexual assault on college campuses to be 6.1 per 1000 for students and 7.6 per 1000 for non-students, which is <1%.

    On a lighter topic. As you mentioned the original title for 'Dudes & Dragons' was going to be 'Dragon Warrior'. The change may have been, as you mentioned Tyler, to avoid confusion with the game of the same name. You might find it interesting to hear that that game was the US localization of a Japanese game called 'Dragon Quest', which had spawned a popular franchise. So popular are the games in Japan that lawmakers declared that the company who made the 'Dragon Quest' games (Enix which merged with Squaresoft to become Square-Enix) could only only release new games on weekends. That was due to too many kids skipping school to buy the latest iteration of the game.

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