The Grey Lady published an article yesterday describing Sony’s decision over whether or not its upcoming film, The Interview, ought to depict the exploding head of a living national leader (Kim Jong-un):
“The gory killing of a sitting foreign leader is new territory for a big studio movie,” said Jeanine Basinger, a professor of film studies at Wesleyan University.
In the end, Sony decided to censor the scene for distribution outside the United States.
But the Times wasn’t done there. It also had to provide some context: