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Author: Eddie SchmidtKirby DickBlake LeyhJohn WatersKevin SmithAll authors
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Distributed by Genius Entertainment, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Standard formatView all editions and formats
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"A raucous and riveting expose of the inner workings of the most influential censorship group in the country - the notoriously secretive MPAA film ratings board. When the MPAA refuses to let Academy Award nominated director Kirby Dick's cameras in, he hires a team of female private investigators to uncover Hollywood's best kept secret - the identities of the film censors themselves"--Container.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Eddie Schmidt; Kirby Dick; Blake Leyh; John Waters; Kevin Smith; Matt Stone; Kimberly Peirce; Atom Egoyan; Darren Aronofsky; Mary Harron; Wayne Kramer; Maria Bello; Bingham Ray; IFC Films.; Netflix (Firm); British Broadcasting Corporation.; Chain Camera Productions.; Genius Entertainment.
ISBN: 1594444536 9781594444531
OCLC Number: 74671253
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Originally produced as a documentary film in 2006.
Special features: optional audio commentary by Dick; Q & A with Dick at the 2006 SXSW Film Festival (9 min.); 5 deleted scenes (25 min. total); trailer (2 min.).
Preceded by trailers.
Credits: Directors of photography, Shana Hagan, Amy Vincent, Kirsten Johnson ; edited by Matthew Clarke ; original score, Blake Leyh.
Performer(s): Interviewees: John Waters, Kevin Smith, Matt Stone, Kimberly Peirce, Atom Egoyan, Darren Aronofsky, Mary Harron, Wayne Kramer, Maria Bello, Bingham Ray.
Target Audience: Not rated by the MPAA.
Description: 1 videodisc (98 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1; Dolby digital 2.0 stereo.
Contents: Taking offense --
The ratings board --
Who's in control? --
History of the MPAA --
Investigation day 6 --
A variable system --
Gay vs. straight --
Pushing the line --
Piece by piece --
Sex vs. violence --
Who's counting --
An information cartel --
The secret raters --
Appeals --
Moral censors --
The appeals board.
Responsibility: IFC presents ; in association with Netflix and BBC ; a Chain Camera production ; produced by Eddie Schmidt ; directed by Kirby Dick.

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"A raucous and riveting expose of the inner workings of the most influential censorship group in the country - the notoriously secretive MPAA film ratings board. When the MPAA refuses to let Academy Award nominated director Kirby Dick's cameras in, he hires a team of female private investigators to uncover Hollywood's best kept secret - the identities of the film censors themselves"--Container.

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Corporate Censorship Out of Control

by 28074000004013 (WorldCat user published 2008-04-01) Excellent Permalink
I loved the interviews from the filmmakers and performers about the guff they had to endure to get their work distributed. These days, an NC-17 rating can be both a blessing and a curse. The first-hand accounts are a testimony to that argument. Your hear comments from directors John Waters, Kevin...
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