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jdyoung
2017-12-02 04:20:25 UTC
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Those were the 'Golden Age' of the motion picture industry. The
'Legion' was a major reason why. With what's going on in Hollywood
these days, a return to morals and family values would be welcome.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Legion_of_Decency


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http://www.americandecency.org/
a322x1n
2017-12-02 04:43:51 UTC
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Those were the 'Golden Age' of the motion picture industry. The
'Legion' was a major reason why. With what's going on in Hollywood
these days, a return to morals and family values would be welcome.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Legion_of_Decency
With the attitude of the "Decency" era, everything stayed under wraps.
It took our modern, liberal, out-in-the-open era to make positive
changes.
The "Nation Legion of so called Decency" has been flushed down the
toilet, where it belongs.
Liberalism in Hollywood is here to stay, it still has much work to do,
and the current exposing of the male power structure is just the
beginning!
Cloud Hobbit
2017-12-02 04:56:00 UTC
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People have the option of turning off the TV or skipping the offensive movie. The fact that the public doesn't turn off the TV and pays to go see the movies you don't approve is what bugs you.

You seem to think that if there were no demand for the stuff you don't like that they would still make it.

Animated family movies tend to always make money but they tend to cost less to produce. The big blockbusters also tend to make money, a lot of it. For that reason Hollywood will keep making both kinds of entertainment.

You might also take note of the fact that Las Vegas is not exactly going broke.

Banning or censorship is completely unnecessary if people use their free will and simply not watch what offends them.
But it's not that it offends you, but that you find it offensive that anybody wants to watch what you disapprove of. Many more people watch what you don't like than watch what you think they should.

Don't worry there are Cable channels that talk about Nazis all the time.

Now FUCK off puritan.
hypatiab7
2017-12-02 15:25:47 UTC
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People have the option of turning off the TV or skipping the offensive movie. The fact that the public doesn't turn off the TV and pays to go see the movies you don't approve is what bugs you.
J does like it. He just doesn't want anyone else to see it. He's a powerless
little man who wants to control people. He doesn't and hates that.
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You seem to think that if there were no demand for the stuff you don't like that they would still make it.
Animated family movies tend to always make money but they tend to cost less to produce. The big blockbusters also tend to make money, a lot of it. For that reason Hollywood will keep making both kinds of entertainment.
You might also take note of the fact that Las Vegas is not exactly going broke.
Banning or censorship is completely unnecessary if people use their free will and simply not watch what offends them.
But it's not that it offends you, but that you find it offensive that anybody wants to watch what you disapprove of. Many more people watch what you don't like than watch what you think they should.
Don't worry there are Cable channels that talk about Nazis all the time.
Now FUCK off puritan.
Mitchell Holman
2017-12-02 13:34:58 UTC
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Those were the 'Golden Age' of the motion picture industry. The
'Legion' was a major reason why. With what's going on in Hollywood
these days, a return to morals and family values would be welcome.
Muslim family values?

Hindu family values?

Manson family values?

Just whose "family values"
do you need to see more of?
Ubiquitous
2017-12-02 14:38:59 UTC
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Those were the 'Golden Age' of the motion picture industry. The
'Legion' was a major reason why. With what's going on in Hollywood
these days, a return to morals and family values would be welcome.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Legion_of_Decency
And you posted this off-topic article here because?
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trotsky
2017-12-02 19:17:46 UTC
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Post by jdyoung
Those were the 'Golden Age' of the motion picture industry. The
'Legion' was a major reason why. With what's going on in Hollywood
these days, a return to morals and family values would be welcome.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Legion_of_Decency
And you posted this off-topic article here because?
Pubie, why do you even waste the money for an ISP?

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2017-12-03 12:57:52 UTC
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Those were the 'Golden Age' of the motion picture industry. The
'Legion' was a major reason why. With what's going on in Hollywood
these days, a return to morals and family values would be welcome.
blech. They should conceive such movies, but returning to the code is
the work of the devil. The banal falseness abounding in golden age
movies is horrendous. I know some people can't get enough of that
mannered falseness.
That's my point, people should have the wherewithal to make the movies
they want to make, full of morality and everything else if they wish.
But there is always creativity anxiety that makes makers overly self
conscious of their peers.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Legion_of_Decency
And you posted this off-topic article here because?
Pubie, why do you even waste the money for an ISP?
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FPP
2017-12-02 23:32:46 UTC
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Those were the 'Golden Age' of the motion picture industry. The
'Legion' was a major reason why. With what's going on in Hollywood
these days, a return to morals and family values would be welcome.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Legion_of_Decency
And you posted this off-topic article here because?
You tell me...
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a tornado doing a commercial for mobile homes." -Paula Pell
jdyoung
2017-12-03 17:55:28 UTC
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Post by jdyoung
Those were the 'Golden Age' of the motion picture industry. The
'Legion' was a major reason why. With what's going on in Hollywood
these days, a return to morals and family values would be welcome.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Legion_of_Decency
And you posted this off-topic article here because?
I felt like it. What other reason do I need?


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FPP
2017-12-02 17:32:46 UTC
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Post by jdyoung
Those were the 'Golden Age' of the motion picture industry. The
'Legion' was a major reason why. With what's going on in Hollywood
these days, a return to morals and family values would be welcome.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Legion_of_Decency
And you posted this off-topic article here because?
You tell me...
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a tornado doing a commercial for mobile homes." -Paula Pell
Christopher A. Lee
2017-12-04 13:13:57 UTC
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Post by jdyoung
Those were the 'Golden Age' of the motion picture industry. The
'Legion' was a major reason why. With what's going on in Hollywood
these days, a return to morals and family values would be welcome.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Legion_of_Decency
And you posted this off-topic article here because?
You tell me...
He had deep-seated psychological need to remind us just what a
sociopathic jerk he is.
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2017-12-04 14:34:09 UTC
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Post by jdyoung
Those were the 'Golden Age' of the motion picture industry. The
'Legion' was a major reason why. With what's going on in Hollywood
these days, a return to morals and family values would be welcome.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Legion_of_Decency
And you posted this off-topic article here because?
...because he has no friends in real life to converse with.
Obviously.
hypatiab7
2017-12-02 15:04:23 UTC
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Those were the 'Golden Age' of the motion picture industry. The
'Legion' was a major reason why. With what's going on in Hollywood
these days, a return to morals and family values would be welcome.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Legion_of_Decency
http://www.americandecency.org/
Right wing groups that wanted to censor everything. Just another version
of the Hayes code only controlled by local Catholic groups. In other words,
it was unconstitutional. The kind of stuff J would watch at home secretly
but try to stop others from watching.
A Friend
2017-12-02 16:42:25 UTC
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Those were the 'Golden Age' of the motion picture industry. The
'Legion' was a major reason why. With what's going on in Hollywood
these days, a return to morals and family values would be welcome.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Legion_of_Decency
The Legion of Decency was a joke. They made us, as kids, recite the
pledge at Sunday Mass on Labor Day weekend; I knew even then that a
pledge made under duress was no pledge at all. It seemed to me, even
then, that the whole thing was designed to boost the circulation of the
diocesan Catholic newspaper, which was the only place you could find
the LofD's ratings printed.

The LofD began to die in the early '60s, when it kept condemning movies
that rational people saw as unobjectionable. Life magazine printed a
story about how the Production Code had approved the Billy Wilder film
KISS ME, STUPID but the LofD had condemned it, a then-rare split of
opinion between the two organizations. (KISS ME, STUPID treated the
issue of adultery rather cheerfully.) That was 1964. By about 1970
the LofD's day was done.

In 1961, the LofD condemned a sci-fi film called THE DAY THE EARTH
CAUGHT FIRE because it featured two brief nude scenes with Janet Munro
and an affair (again, a cheerful one) between Munro and co-star Edward
Judd. It was playing at the neighborhood movie house, and we all
flocked to see it, of course. We'd probably never had gone if the LofD
hadn't condemned it, so thanks, fellas and thanks, Janet. (I believe
Janet's were my first pair of tits. I was eight.)
Kevrob
2017-12-02 19:47:48 UTC
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Post by jdyoung
Those were the 'Golden Age' of the motion picture industry. The
'Legion' was a major reason why. With what's going on in Hollywood
these days, a return to morals and family values would be welcome.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Legion_of_Decency
The Legion of Decency was a joke. They made us, as kids, recite the
pledge at Sunday Mass on Labor Day weekend; I knew even then that a
pledge made under duress was no pledge at all. It seemed to me, even
then, that the whole thing was designed to boost the circulation of the
diocesan Catholic newspaper, which was the only place you could find
the LofD's ratings printed.
The LofD began to die in the early '60s, when it kept condemning movies
that rational people saw as unobjectionable. Life magazine printed a
story about how the Production Code had approved the Billy Wilder film
KISS ME, STUPID but the LofD had condemned it, a then-rare split of
opinion between the two organizations. (KISS ME, STUPID treated the
issue of adultery rather cheerfully.) That was 1964. By about 1970
the LofD's day was done.
In 1961, the LofD condemned a sci-fi film called THE DAY THE EARTH
CAUGHT FIRE because it featured two brief nude scenes with Janet Munro
and an affair (again, a cheerful one) between Munro and co-star Edward
Judd. It was playing at the neighborhood movie house, and we all
flocked to see it, of course. We'd probably never had gone if the LofD
hadn't condemned it, so thanks, fellas and thanks, Janet. (I believe
Janet's were my first pair of tits. I was eight.)
First, the LoD wasn't "unconstitutional." It was a private, religious
organization, making its views known. That was 4 constitutional rights
being exercised: Free Assembly, Free exercise of Religion, Freedom of
Speech, and Freedom of the Press.

The Hayes Office, which administered the Hollywood production code....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motion_Picture_Production_Code

....was also the result of a a private agreement, albeit one adopted in
response to local censorship. states and cities did create film censorship regimes:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film_censorship_in_the_United_States

The industry code was a mostly successful attempt to stave off
more regulation, especially at the Federal level.

Our "friend" is right. If a C (Condemned) or "A-IV" rating from the
Legion didn't convince the producers to edit the film, much as modern
filmmakers might recut to avoid an X or an R from MPAA, and exhibitors
agreed to show the film without those changes, that could actually have
the "banned in Boston" effect.

[quote]

You’re referring to the organization created by Catholic bishops in
1934 that told Catholics they’d go to hell if they saw certain movies.
The studios were terrified of the Legion, though they found out a few
months later that Catholics were taking the “Condemned” list as suggestions
for further viewing, and so the box office for condemned films went up
instead of down in heavily Catholic areas. The bishops should have
remembered the tendency that goes back at least as far as Genesis: If you
tell people they absolutely must not do something, that becomes the only
thing they want to do.

[/quote] - Mick Lasalle, Mar 16, 2016

http://m.sfgate.com/movies/askmicklasalle/article/Ask-Mick-LaSalle-Should-DiCaprio-have-kept-his-6893686.php

It wasn't just the Catholics being prudes, either.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watch_and_Ward_Society

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2017-12-03 05:22:41 UTC
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Post by jdyoung
Those were the 'Golden Age' of the motion picture industry. The
'Legion' was a major reason why. With what's going on in Hollywood
these days, a return to morals and family values would be welcome.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Legion_of_Decency
The Legion of Decency was a joke. They made us, as kids, recite the
pledge at Sunday Mass on Labor Day weekend; I knew even then that a
pledge made under duress was no pledge at all. It seemed to me, even
then, that the whole thing was designed to boost the circulation of the
diocesan Catholic newspaper, which was the only place you could find
the LofD's ratings printed.
The LofD began to die in the early '60s, when it kept condemning movies
that rational people saw as unobjectionable. Life magazine printed a
story about how the Production Code had approved the Billy Wilder film
KISS ME, STUPID but the LofD had condemned it, a then-rare split of
opinion between the two organizations. (KISS ME, STUPID treated the
issue of adultery rather cheerfully.) That was 1964. By about 1970
the LofD's day was done.
In 1961, the LofD condemned a sci-fi film called THE DAY THE EARTH
CAUGHT FIRE because it featured two brief nude scenes with Janet Munro
and an affair (again, a cheerful one) between Munro and co-star Edward
Judd. It was playing at the neighborhood movie house, and we all
flocked to see it, of course. We'd probably never had gone if the LofD
hadn't condemned it, so thanks, fellas and thanks, Janet. (I believe
Janet's were my first pair of tits. I was eight.)
I remember that!

The LoD's "condemned" list = MUST SEE!
Gronk
2017-12-07 04:50:42 UTC
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Those were the 'Golden Age' of the motion picture industry. The
'Legion' was a major reason why. With what's going on in Hollywood
these days, a return to morals and family values would be welcome.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Legion_of_Decency
You want to bring back censorship?

How about, just don't go to movies you don't think you'll like?
David Johnston
2017-12-09 00:38:05 UTC
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Those were the 'Golden Age' of the motion picture industry. The
'Legion' was a major reason why. With what's going on in Hollywood
these days, a return to morals and family values would be welcome.
Oh? What's going on these days?

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