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Daily Archives: November 29, 2015

Between the arrival of sound and the imposition of the Motion Picture Production Code on July 1, 1934; Hollywood was essentially free to talk about plentiful controversial subjects such as violence, lechery and substance abuse. The Hays Code, as it was called, after the president of the MPPDA (Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America), William Hays, was created in… Read more »

29 November 2015 | Features, Film Lists

Controversy is nothing new to art. Whenever a new art form or movement gains enough traction within the mainstream, scandals are sure to follow. Charles Dickens, Edouard Manet and Leo Tolstoy have all had careers pockmarked by moral outrage. Even legendary masters have not been exempt from the firing line; Michelangelo was once contested over his fresco The Last Judgement…. Read more »

29 November 2015 | Features, Film Lists