No Longer a Dirty Word

William D. Romanowski

in Reforming Hollywood

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780195387841
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199950188 | DOI:
No Longer a Dirty Word

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This chapter reveals the cooperative role that the Broadcasting and Film Commission and National Catholic Office for Motion Pictures played with the Motion Picture Association in launching an age-classification system in 1968. The Protestant and Catholic film agencies had earlier set their sights on an industry rating system that would guard a filmmaker’s freedom and an adult’s right to view, while also protecting young people and children from exposure to material above their emotional level. They would not rate movies, but would cooperate with the MPAA and National Association of Theater Owners in publicizing the new program and monitoring its performance by issuing periodic reviews to the public.

Keywords: age-classification; Motion Picture Association; right to view; Broadcasting and Film Commission

Chapter.  5391 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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