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  • Jack Valenti dies at 85

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/...ca1a80803c473d

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    Re: Jack Valenti dies at 85

    This film is rated R.... I.P.
    "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."
    -Maya Angelou

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      Re: Jack Valenti dies at 85

      Well, some people liked to rag on Valenti because the movie ratings system was so questionable (it was) ... but remember, he saw that as the way to keep actual censorship away from movies. And not just "national board of review" type censorship, but the sort of censorship that would've let the town boards in Alabama in any number of burgs decide that a movie showing a white girl and a negro holding hands couldn't be shown in their town.



      The news guys discussing the upcoming Democratic candidates' debate spoke glowingly of Valenti. If he's cool by Tom Brokaw and Chris Matthews, I'll let him be okay by me. RIP.
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      that is the myth of the atomic age - as in being able to remake ourselves."
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        Re: Jack Valenti dies at 85

        One less Johnsonite.
        Writers write to be read, right?

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          Originally posted by tabula rasa View Post
          but the sort of censorship that would've let the town boards in Alabama in any number of burgs decide that a movie showing a white girl and a negro holding hands couldn't be shown in their town.
          in that case it's better to have censorhip than self censorship

          you can fight and expose regular censorship, you can't do anything about self cens

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            Originally posted by Khabs View Post
            in that case it's better to have censorhip than self censorship

            you can fight and expose regular censorship, you can't do anything about self cens
            Perhaps we do not live in different countries, but different realities too.
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            "As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world -
            that is the myth of the atomic age - as in being able to remake ourselves."
            -Mahatma Gandhi.

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              Re: Jack Valenti dies at 85

              Originally posted by tabula rasa View Post
              Perhaps we do not live in different countries, but different realities too.
              probably, since we don't have censorship at all

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                Originally Posted by tabula rasa http://messageboard.donedealpro.com/...s/viewpost.gif
                Perhaps we do not live in different countries, but different realities too.
                Originally posted by Khabs View Post
                probably, since we don't have censorship at all
                Where is it that you live, Khabs?
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                "As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world -
                that is the myth of the atomic age - as in being able to remake ourselves."
                -Mahatma Gandhi.

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                  Re: Jack Valenti dies at 85

                  Slovenia - EU

                  and there are no parts of the country where black men couldn't hold white girl's hand or do something more in public or on screen

                  there are radicals in every society, but censoring films is not the way
                  specially when the movies are rated by some narrow minded people

                  Jack may wanted to do something good, but either the system should be gone or ratings should be done by other people

                  when sex is forbidden and violence accepted, then ratings are completely idiotic

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