« the devil is dead | Main | The Little Known Subsection of the First Amendment Where Ted Rall Gets to Have his Comic Published Without Ever Being Fired »

Contains Nudity, Violence and Smoking

This is really getting out of hand.

TrackBack

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Contains Nudity, Violence and Smoking:

» Life is rated R from Amish Tech Support
(Via ASV) FOX NEWS: R-Rating Sought in Some Smoking Films If Nicolas Cage (search ) lights a cigarette in a movie, Hollywood's ratings board should respond as if he used a profanity, according to authors of a new study that... [Read More]

» Drop that cheeseburger, prole! from Oddly Normal
UPDATE: Via Michele comes word that The Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund and the National Cancer Institute want to require movies featuring cigarette smoking to have an R-rating. Listen up, health nut moonbats: leave us the hell alone!. That is all. [Read More]

» Smoking is rated R from damn the muse
These days if a movie has a little nudity it's enough to give it an R rating where twenty years... [Read More]

» No more smokin' in the boys' room at the dollar movies from Tiger: Raggin' & Rantin'
OK, I am thinkin' Michele is against R ratin's for movies that glorify the use of tobacco products. While I am in agreement that the politically correct police are goin' a bit overboard with when and where you can and... [Read More]

» Next up: fines for showing people eating cheeseburgers from ***Dave Does the Blog
A study funded by funded by the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund and the National Cancer Institute suggests strongly that... [Read More]

» excusemewhaaa? from electric bugaloo dot com
Oh. It's for the children. It must be a good idea. (link from Michele)... [Read More]

» Morning Bang - - Ellipses Rule, Girls Drool from Rooftop Report
- Want to quit smoking and loss weight? Take a drug I say; the FDA apparently is close to agreeing. When does the drug to stop the addiction to the above drug come out? Hat Tip: Outside the Beltway: - [Read More]

» The war on smoking tackles Hollywood from c0llision.org
I'm not a smoker, I don't like smoke or cigarettes, but I believe that this is taking things too far: "No one is saying there should never be any smoking in the movies," Glantz, a professor of medicine at the... [Read More]

» Casino Guide from Casino Guide
Choosing the right Casino Guide is a personal matter. For guidance one should look for an Casino Guide that is reputable. Fairness, honesty, and reliability are three key factors along with knowing that the... [Read More]

» Casino Guide from Casino Guide
Choosing the right Casino Guide is a personal matter. For guidance one should look for an Casino Guide that is reputable. Fairness, honesty, and reliability are three key factors along with knowing that the... [Read More]

» Card Game from Card Game
Card Game offers Card Game players the chance to play the most popular Card Game and is easily downloaded within 7-10 minutes, free of charge http://www.card-game-trx.com is the UKs premier instant Card Game ... [Read More]

» Card Game from Card Game
Card Game offers Card Game players the chance to play the most popular Card Game and is easily downloaded within 7-10 minutes, free of charge http://www.card-game-trx.com is the UKs premier instant Card Game ... [Read More]

Comments

It's for the children.

Didn't I see on Drudge that obesity will soon be the #1 killer of Americans?

Why not slap an R rating on people eating too much or depicting obesity?

2017: The 75th anniversary re-release of Casablanca is rated R for frequent smoking.

OMG,what's next,editing out the campfire scene in" Blazing Saddles"?

Hersheys -- the new Heroin: film at 11.

Won't somebody PLEASE think of the CHILDREN?!?!?!?!

Argh! Just makes me dig in my heels even harder and make a vow to NEVER stop smoking, even if I ever thought that I would want to!

Where have all, the Marlboros gone? Long time paass--ssing..

The worms smoking?? Don't people know that worms EAT tobacco, and thus it must be good for them - So MIB 2 was a health promotion!

Glantz is NOT a doctor, he's an engineering professor with an axe to grind. His primary job is anti-smoking activist. Google the guy, he's a joke and a lying sack of sh*t.

I suggested to my husband after hearing this today that instead of rating shows w/smoking "R," why not rate any show w/any actor who smokes in his/her private life "R"?

Treat the source, not the peripheral stuff. They could even wear a scarlet "S" or "C" in public.

Friends would have been on after 9 pm.

Allah:

Come now. We all know that it's perfectly acceptable to show violence, no matter how extreme, as long as it's happening to Jesus.

just another reason to only watch porn...

What happened to "permissive" Hollywood?

Even Godwin doesn't mind the phrase "Health Nazi."

Or he shouldn't.

I've always been an advocate of (God, I dunno what to call 'em) "genre" ratings. Instead of 4-5 meaningless categories, have it rated according to:

Violence, Sexual Situations, etc

The old HBO guide was much more informative than the current system at the movies. I could then make a decision for my son based on:

"Violence, Strong Language, Nudity" (No)
vs.
"Smoking, Brief Nudity" (probably ok)

I usually end up watching the movie before I let him see it. Which works for now, but is going to suck when he hits his teen years and wants to watch "teen angst" movies.

D

Allowing the government to do social engineering experiments through the manipulation of art is simply wrong. Cigarette smoking is very bad for you, but so is eating a steady diet of double cheeseburgers. Whether to include those sorts of scenes in a film should be entirely the choice of those making the film. We need a more intelligent, less restrictive rating system that doesn't keep teenagers out of movies they could actually benefit from seeing - not some new way to lock kids out of anything that dares to show real-life situations.