We were cheering in the audience at certain key scenes. This is required viewing-- plain and simple. The other surprise, for me, was the appeals board themselves. One of the mandates Valenti has made since the MPAA's inception is that the identities of the raters be kept in secrecy. Kirby Dick loves a challenge. These independent ratings systems are wonderful resources for parents and average movie goers because they address what I believe has long been the MPAA ratings system biggest flaw: The supposed climax comes when Dick puts up his own film for a certificate and then tries to argue over the phone about the inevitable NC it is awarded.
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Was it hard to find backers for the project? I look for subject matter or a method of production that is almost difficult or impossible to accomplish because that stimulates me to attack [a subject] from a number of different angles. Meanwhile, Dick collects insights from a swath of filmmakers, critics and historians. Accusations of homophobia, a preference of violence over sex and favoritism of studio films over indies have been made against the organization over the years, with more than a few being fully substantiated over and over again. The fair use law is straightforward, and we were well within our rights to go fair use.
This produces a lot of knockabout, self-congratulatory fun. You already recently rated this item. Decency, virtue and patriotism were enshrined, and commerce protected. What irks filmmakers the most is the strict and irrational approach to sex scenes vs. This applied to studio filmmakers as well [as independents].