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Melchett

Good movies that wouldnt get made now

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Slap Shot, most probably, too un PC

Heathers, obviously

Name Of The Rose - how the hell did that get made anyhow - oh yes, I see it was made by a French company, so it comes under Pretentious French Cinema ;)

Soylent Green....  an interesting one, as it was clearly meant to be pushing beyond the pale and a shocking revelation at the end when it got made, but when I first saw it, I think mid 80s, even in just a short couple of decades my feeling was less one of shock and more one of 'Yeah, I thought it was that all along.' So what would be as shocking to audiences today?

(Planet of The Apes? Batman? only kidding)

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Not that I've seen it but it is fairly legendary:

Deep Throat

At that stage in the early 1970s the thinking was that porn was going to be the next big film genre so big money was invested in making the film and it had a full cinema release kicked off by a premiere attending by many famous celebrities.

It seems astounding even now but particularly at a time when Carry on Screaming was awarded an X certificate (for having themes of death and the supernatural) a hard core porn film receiving a full glitzy cinematic release this was something really out of step.

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38 minutes ago, The Masked Tulip said:

Inherit The Wind.

Seven Days In May.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Days_in_May

Good calls - not sure if Ive seen 7 days in May or not - I shall have to make sure I do though.

Inherit the wind should be compulsory viewing in schools. Not that it ever would be. I cant believe we are still essentially bowing to the same sort of stupidity and supersititious sky fairy nonsense portrayed in Inherit The Wind almost a  century later. Peak civilisation? 

ETA, I had no idea so many movie versions of ITW had been made! I saw the Spencer Tracy one.

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20 minutes ago, Melchett said:

Good calls - not sure if Ive seen 7 days in May or not - I shall have to make sure I do though.

Inherit the wind should be compulsory viewing in schools. Not that it ever would be. I cant believe we are still essentially bowing to the same sort of stupidity and supersititious sky fairy nonsense portrayed in Inherit The Wind almost a  century later. Peak civilisation? 

ETA, I had no idea so many movie versions of ITW had been made! I saw the Spencer Tracy one.

There is a remake with Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau - quite good also but the Spencer Tracy one is superb.

 

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41 minutes ago, Option5 said:

To Kill a Mockingbird. - Black people depicted as honourable but stupid

Blazing saddles. - "Up yours Nigger"

Shaft - Stereotyping

The Producers - Let's think, Gay storm-troopers, Swastikas, LSD usage, Nazi themes...........

Zulu - White moral superiority

Jud Suss - Joseph Goebbels Nazi propaganda film against Jews

 

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41 minutes ago, Hopeful said:

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Really?

With a cross dressing bisexual who separately has sex with both of a newly-engaged couple I'd have thought it was overdue a big budget remake.  IIRC some of the backing ensemble looked like transgenders.  I think it's ideal for the times.

 

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Just now, Frank Hovis said:

Really?

With a cross dressing bisexual who separately has sex with both of a newly-engaged couple I'd have thought it was overdue a big budget remake.  IIRC some of the backing ensemble looked like transgenders.  I think it's ideal for the times.

 

Its pretty much a (non-patriarchal-) family movie these days

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6 minutes ago, Frank Hovis said:

Really?

With a cross dressing bisexual who separately has sex with both of a newly-engaged couple I'd have thought it was overdue a big budget remake.  IIRC some of the backing ensemble looked like transgenders.  I think it's ideal for the times.

 

I was conflicted,

But in the end, I went with the 'hate speech' angle, mocking a community, which of course it isn't, but in a perverse, topsy turvy SJW world where black is white, anything is possible.

Little shop of Horrors might also not get made as the song "Feed Me, Seymour", might be seen as too close to the bone.

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4 minutes ago, Melchett said:

Its pretty much a (non-patriarchal-) family movie these days

Amazing really given some of its content.

Tbf when I first saw it (I'd guess at about fourteen) I didn't pick up that Frank N Furter had actually had sex with both Brad and Janet so maybe children don't; the focus is upon the singing and dancing.

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6 minutes ago, Roger_Mellie said:

In an age where Friends is considered 'edgy' comedy and totally non-PC I guess anything is possible. 

I read somewhere, may have been mumsnet, where people were discussing and one said that they couldn't make Friends now because of some of its content and peopel agreed with her.

What?  The most lightweight of lightweight comedies such that its audience was 98% women couldn't be made today because of its content?  FFS.

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1 minute ago, Frank Hovis said:

I read somewhere, may have been mumsnet, where people were discussing and one said that they couldn't make Friends now because of some of its content and peopel agreed with her.

What?  The most lightweight of lightweight comedies such that its audience was 98% women couldn't be made today because of its content?  FFS.

I've sometimes wondered how somebody born in, say, 1790, who grew up in the free and easy atmosphere of the Regency must have felt on reaching middle age as 'Victorian Values' began to take hold. Now I know!  In fact I would say the moral puritanism of today is far stronger, and just as hypocritical as that of the Victorians. 

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Not a movie, but there's a 1973 TV play called A Bit of a Lift starring Ronald Fraser. The basic plot is that a man finds out that another man has got a woman waiting in bed for him in a hotel room, so he waylays the chap, sneaks into the room in the dark and shags the woman (who thinks he's the other man). Then at the end of the play, he meets her, confesses to what he has done as he feels bad about it - and she smiles and gives him her phone number!

Criminal charges would probably be brought against anyone even just watching that now. 

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A couple related to the above:

1. Overboard. You're going to jail mate. Full stop. This did get remade, but guess what... Woman in the Kurt Russell role. Doesn't work. Basically cause most men will shag anything.

2. American pie. Scene where he broadcasts a girl getting undressed in his room via the internet. 1999 but much more innocent times with regards to the internet. Same again: now all I can think is 'youre going to jail'

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1 hour ago, Austin Allegro said:

I've sometimes wondered how somebody born in, say, 1790, who grew up in the free and easy atmosphere of the Regency must have felt on reaching middle age as 'Victorian Values' began to take hold. Now I know!  In fact I would say the moral puritanism of today is far stronger, and just as hypocritical as that of the Victorians. 

Indeed.. everything seems to swing from one extreme to the other,  but the surprising thing is how quickly.

I always believed that people who grew up in the 70s saw themselves as fighting against the strict rules and controls of of their parents generation,  yet for their own children they are quick to try and reinstate them but under the umbrella of a “protective” socialist state in contrast with their own completely different struggle against “controlling” authoritarian parents / state.

The irony is, of course,  completely lost on them.

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The Killing Fields...Commi's are the good guys.

Life of Brian...not funny any more as it's too close to today's reality. Loretta can have a baby these days.

Lord of the Rings...Epic tale of good against evil, nah to close to the bone for the evil elites. If they did it they probably have Aragorn going gay on Legolas or some such crap.

The Matrix...too many red-pilled people these days who can see the prison walls

Fight Club....blowing up banks, not allowed

 

 

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