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Censorship — 30 Movie, Literature and Performance Censorship Landmarks

1. Movie censorship began in 1894 when a peep show featured a belly dancer named Fatima. The show shocked audiences and the producer was forced to paint a white bar across the film to prevent the audience from seeing her

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The Weinstein Company Wants To Censor The King’s Speech

Source: Cinema Blend – By Eric Eisenberg Last month, Harvey Weinstein did something incredible for the film industry. After seeing one of his company’s best films, Blue Valentine, get slapped with an unjust NC-17 rating by the MPAA, he personally

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Ryan Gosling Frustrated by Censorship

Source: Bloginity.com Ryan Gosling was “frustrated” when film censors tried to ban his ‘Blue Valentine’ sex scene. The 30-year-old actor – whose latest movie had its NC-17 rating in America reduced to R following an appeal – worries that people

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A Brief, Informal Look at Censorship in Film

About a week ago a friend of mine argued that Hammer horror movies were considered adult fare and were “rated accordingly,” which I knew was demonstrably wrong—at least in America for the first 11 years of the studio’s heyday. Yesterday

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Has The MPAA Really Changed?

The MPAA announced in 2007 that the Members of the ratings board, now known as The Classification and Ratings Administration, would be made “public.” They also announced that the appeals process would be overhauled and streamlined with a more “fair”

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