I was on a plane recently and saw the new Helen Mirren movie The Queen. It was a well-done film, although in many ways it was just a curiosity about how they would show the events, rather than wondering what would happen next.
One thing got me though… I thought at first that there was an occasional problem with the sound, but on the third time I realised what was happening there’s a line when someone says “It was a vow before … ” (I’ve put the dots where the sound cut out). And I realised that they were cutting the sound every time someone referred to God.
Considering that the Borat movie was also showing on the plane, it does make you wonder what the definition of ‘offensive’ is these days. And will the text used at the coronation of George VII be altered so that he no longer makes a vow before God, and isn’t made the head of the Anglican church?