1/25/2007

Documentary Film Of The Day - This Film Is Not Yet Rated...

I mentioned this film way back in August. It's finally out on DVD. I watched it last night. As I expected, this was a great film. Filmmakers Kirby Dick and Eddie Schmidt, along with some crafty private investigators, bring the MPAA ratings board out into the open and expose them to the light of day. For those of you unfamiliar, the MPAA rating board is the appointed body charged with deciding whether films will be G, PG, PG-13, R, or NC-17. It is basically in the pockets of the major movie studios. They can make or break a movie insofar as most major theater chains will not run NC-17 films. There are no real set standards for how these ratings are determined. It really is a sinister system that more people should be aware of. The movie is funny and features many accounts of directors that had to alter their movies in order to get them an R rating. It will make you mad, but is still done in an entertaining way. I will continue to sing the praises of Mr. Dick's documentaries. They are among some of my favorites. Plus, I like being able to put a naked ass on my blog when I can.

3 comments:

Dick Small said...

I hope she's got some sort of medicated cream for that nasty burn. And someone to apply it, of course.

vikkitikkitavi said...

Once again, you are one return ahead of me on Netflix. Bastard.

Big Orange said...

that IS a nice ass. I've admired it from afar since the last time you put it up...