As Hollywood outgrew the days of the “Code” that limited sexual and violent content films became much more lurid in their depiction of both. Does violence on film promote violence in real life? What limits can or should there be on the violent content of commercial films? What good or bad consequences can you foresee of any “controls” that the government or the industry attempts to impose? Is the current system of “Ratings” effective or useful?
Movies we have watched: Michael Curtiz, Casablanca, 1943/ Carol Reed, The Third Man, 1949/ Akira Kurasawa, Rashomon, 1950/ Elia Kazan, On the Waterfront, 1954/ Jean-Luc Goddard, Breathless, 1960/ Federico Fellini, 8½, 1963/ Ingmar Bergman, Persona, 1966/ Penn, Bonnie and Clyde, 1967/ Kubrick, A Clockwork Orange, 1971/ Lumet, Network, 1976/ Gilliam, Brazil, 1985