Gene Wilder (1933-2016)

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Feego
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Re: Gene Wilder (1933-2016)

#26 Post by Feego » Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:09 pm

zedz wrote:
Lemmy Caution wrote:Blazing Saddles was the first rated R movie I ever saw.
I was 9. My grandfather took me.
I have no idea why it was rated R.
Children shouldn't know about farts until they're 18.
I'm not sure if this held true in 1974, but even by (or perhaps especially by) today's standards, the profuse racial slurs would be enough to warrant the R-rating.

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Re: Gene Wilder (1933-2016)

#27 Post by Roger Ryan » Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:18 pm

Apparently, Brooks appealed to the MPAA to have the rating reduced to PG when the film was re-released in 1978, but there weren't enough votes on the board to do so. I agree that the film could still garner an R-rating today for the racial slurs alone; after all, Magic In The Moonlight received a PG-13 rating for period smoking!

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Re: Gene Wilder (1933-2016)

#28 Post by domino harvey » Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:32 pm

Still not as good as the MPAA rating the Remains of the Day PG for "Themes." Not even adult themes, just themes

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Re: Gene Wilder (1933-2016)

#29 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:03 pm

On the other hand, 2001: A Space Odyssey has always gotten away with it's G rating.

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Re: Gene Wilder (1933-2016)

#30 Post by Feego » Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:54 pm

flyonthewall2983 wrote:On the other hand, 2001: A Space Odyssey has always gotten away with it's G rating.
This has really veered off the topic of our beloved Gene Wilder, so perhaps this should be moved to a more appropriate thread, but as far as I know a film will always carry its original rating regardless of changes in policies unless it is specifically re-submitted to the MPAA. That's why the original Planet of the Apes still carries a G rating, despite its violence, mild profanity, and the shocking sight of Charlton Heston's exposed derriere.

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