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Old July 15 2013, 11:07 PM   #31
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Re: CGI Bruce Lee sells whisky

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Old July 16 2013, 02:04 AM   #32
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How about keeping some respect for the dead and trying to think about what they wanted, how they lived their life and if it's what they wanted.
It's not up to you or me to decide what is respectful to Bruce Lee's memory. That's up to the family, and this is what they decided to do. As I said, if it weren't for the internet, we'd likely never have heard about it.

I guess Lee's family didn't think much about it and i can imagine money was a deciding factor.
Like it or not, that's pretty much it.

How about we just get on with our lives and respect the Lee family's decisions?
Why can't we discuss this?

The question is "Would you do it as well?" and "Would you be okay if your kids do it some day?"

And "Where is the point where even you would be saying that it's not okay what his family did?"
You can discuss it all you want, even though it's pointless to do so.

If I'm dead my family can do whatever they want. I don't care. In fact, the longer I'm dead, the less I'll care.
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Old July 16 2013, 05:13 AM   #33
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In fact, the longer I'm dead, the less I'll care.
Untrue. Whether freshly dead or 50 years dead I am guessing you won't care any differently.
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Old July 16 2013, 07:00 AM   #34
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Re: CGI Bruce Lee sells whisky

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. . . What's not right is this ad, and it doesn't matter that a relative agreed to it.
Actually, it's all that matters. Since Bruce Lee is dead, his legal heirs have the right to control and license the use of his name, image and likeness however they see fit. That's how things work in this world. What you personally think is right or wrong is totally irrelevant.

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In principle, it's the same issue as with organ donations. If you don't have a will, someone else decides what happens to you. And I personally think if there is no will, then by default nobody should be able to make that decision.
In the absence of an advance directive or someone with power of attorney to make such decisions, consent for organ donation should be the default option -- as is the case in many countries. If you don't want to be an organ donor, you're free to make the "opt out" choice while you're still alive.
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Old July 16 2013, 08:41 AM   #35
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The ad is fine.
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Old July 16 2013, 05:47 PM   #36
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The controversy is that Lee did not drink, nor did he speak Mandarin.
Maybe he did, when he drank.

His daughter approved the commercial and calls it a tribute.
On a more serious note, if there's any opprobrium to be dished out about whether this disrespects Bruce Lee, I think the daughter deserves a far greater share of it than the company. His image rights are presumably part of her estate now, I'm guessing? So it's up to her to decide whether something's in line with his wishes or not.
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Old July 17 2013, 12:17 PM   #37
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" I don't always drink whiskey, but when I do....."
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Old July 17 2013, 04:18 PM   #38
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Pretty crappy CGI.
Really? I thought it was damn near perfect.. With the exception being a couple of the straight on shots of his face that looked rubbery, ala, Tron: Legacy...

All issues with his image promoting alcohol aside, that was eerily realistic, and really damn cool...
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