Motion Picture Association of America film rating system

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    MPAA Rating In Movies

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    There are various people who feel strongly about the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), which censor movies based on their content. The MPAA rating system prevents many problems from occurring by appropriately rating and censoring all films that are shown in movie theaters everywhere. DVDs are also rated and censored. Some may argue that the MPAA rating system is a harassment to freedom/expression and should not have to be a requirement for all films shown in theaters. However, movie censorship prevents the minds of children from becoming corrupt. Also, vulgarity and obscenity is restrained which might offend numerous people. In addition, movie censorship protects the morals of society. Therefore, The MPAA rating system prevents children’s minds from becoming corrupt, restrains vulgarity and obscenity that would offend many, and protects the morals of society.…

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    Kirby Dick’s documentary This Film is Not Yet Rated is an investigation into the Motion Pictures Association of America and its movie rating system. Through Dick’s examination, it becomes clear that the MPAA has several biases concerning sexuality, violence, and film producers. Because of these biases and a lack of definite ratings standards, Dick argues that the MPAA is not the moral backbone of the film industry it claims to be; it is a “subtle form of brainwashing,” censorship, and propaganda…

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    PG-13 Movie Analysis

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    The impact that the world had on the film industry pushed them toward changing the Code to a Rating system. This was the idea that there would be no approval or disapproval of the content, instead, they would give caution to parents about the movie (MPAA 52). This gave the industry a chance to break out of that constant conformity and make whatever movie they could come up with. The caution didn’t come in just a caption about the movie - it came in a certain rating system that the National…

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    happen if you don’t protect yourself and get yourself checked out. Early Memories About Sex in Family. My early memories about developing my sexuality as a young girl into adolescent is a very interesting topic. I look back and try to remember the time when I was a young girl starting school and surrounding myself with other children. There was no worry about fitting in or being liked, because at that time our focus wasn’t on who we are as a person. We didn’t understand that one day it would…

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    Most often YouTube will ask that you are eighteen to allow access to certain videos. This is not really much of a road block as many children under the age of eighteen can easily set up a fake account and say that they are eighteen. Some videos may not have this restriction and allow easy access to violent content. To make better of this system there needs to be more concrete ways in making sure that the viewers are over the age of eighteen. Possible ways of this is background checks to insure…

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    demonstrating a rapid progression in the acceptance of sexual acts over time in the film industry. Over time, a change has occurred in the regulation of content of American movies, signaling the collapse of governmental censorship. In the span of only five years, the government’s morality policy shifted so dramatically so as to allow even more mature content, having a powerful influence on the public (Brisbin, 16). Kirby Dick’s “This Film Not Yet Rated” highlights the unfair hierarchical value…

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    Social media is more addictive than alcohol and cigarettes; it provides us with pitiful, temporary pleasures that numb us. The addiction has only gotten stronger and we all know that addictions can be dangerous. They can threaten the relationships we have with others, the way we see ourselves, and our sexuality. Over 80% of Americans watch television daily. Though television is more [accessible] it is not the only form of media that influences our daily lives, of course. Movies, online pictures,…

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    The Motion Picture Association of America and their ‘rating system’ (Motion Picture Association of America, 2016) serves as an industry backed form of self-regulation for the content of films for the American consumer. However, amongst the changing times of the Country following World War II and leading into the turbulent 1960’s, Major movie companies were willing to forego industry-approved regulation for major films, forcing the MPAA to change from the Production Code towards the modern-day…

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    Rated PG-13: Why Movie Ratings and the MPAA Need to be Reformed The film industry has become a huge part of modern day culture, and it is all controlled by one company. The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) controls what movies are rated on a scale that they created. The scale consists of five different ratings; G, PG, PG-13, R, and NC-17. A rating is given based on amounts of inappropriate language, violence, sex and nudity, and use of drugs and alcohol. The MPAA states that their…

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    Edward Muybridge. These men worked on increasing the proficiency of the camera. Muybridge expanded to 24 cameras, and Marey created a camera that could take 12 photographs on one plate. These two men helped create the first motion picture camera. Later, a man named Thomas Edison and his assistant, William K.L. Dickson, created a device called kinetoscope. It was small box that that had film roll and a peephole. People would look in the peephole can see 90-second black-and-white films. The last…

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