Presents a study of the complex ways movies have been shaped in the years since the demise of the Code, and covers a range of movies, protests, and government actions. This work provides a contemporary history of controversial movies and a discussion of how cultural politics continues to affect the movie industry.
Charles Lyons holds a Ph.D. in theatre and film from Columbia University. He is a development associate for Mud Pony Productions at The Walt Disney Company and a screenwriter. His editorials appear in The Los Angeles Times and New York Newsday, and he recently contributed to an anthology entitled Censorship and American Culture.
Acknowledgments Introduction: Don't Watch That Movie! 1. Warning - "Political Propaganda": The Case against If You Love This Planet (1982) 2. Murder of Women Is Not Erotic: Feminists against Dressed to Kill (1980) 3. Nor More Racist Movies Here: Asian Americans against Year of the Dragon (1985) 4. We Are Not Invisible: Gays and Lesbians against Basic Instinct (1991-1992) 5. This Film Is Blasphemy: Religious Opposition to The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) Conclusion: Winners and Losers Notes Index
"A timely, accessible and sophisticated study that illuminates how screen images and pressure groups interact." - Annette Insdorf, Columbia University
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