Signs of the Times

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Scripps Howard News Service

"It is kind of interesting that faith has joined that list of deadly sins that the MPAA board wants to warn parents to worry about."

A movie given a PG rating not for language, sex, violence, or associated reasons, but because it is "too christian" and thus might offend non-Christian movie goers.

Honestly, it just makes me tired.

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Off topic, but...

Don't let Laxness in general put you off Paradise Reclaimed, which is uncharacteristic in many ways. It's just been reissued, too.

Hope you enjoy the reading...

Slight digression...I noticed that the National Spelling Bee was rated TV-PG. That had me puzzled. Why? Too much suspense? (It was gut wrenching for me but I don't young children would have been traumatized watching) Why not E or whatever it is they give shows that are OK for everyone?

Steven, I don't think I can trackback from WordPress to Movable Type, so I'll just tell you that I commented on your post here:

Dear Camassia,

Thank you for the heads up. I started to compose a reply to you there, but as I said, the whole argument just makes me tired. I haven't seen the film, I am not qualified to comment on the veracity of the article; however, if what it says is true, then the MPAA has corrupted a system that was designed to indicate to us things unsuitable for children to its own ideological whims. Until I see the movie (an unlikely event), I'm inclined to give this writer the benefit of the doubt. The ratings system is a Hollywood invention to be used at the whim of the studios and if that is to give a swift slap to the explicitly Christian, so be it.

On the other hand, the MPAA may have handed them a gift on a platter. Live-action G rated pictures fare much less well at the theatre than PG or PG-13 (or at least so I've read). So rather than complaining, they ought to be thanking the MPAA for the higher rating which potentially means a larger audience share.





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