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Chuck Heston explains the MPAA rating system

Now do you understand?

Chuck Heston took time away from his busy schedule of parting the Red Sea, fighting the Boxer Rebellion, and loading his gun to stop by a local tennis court and explain the ins and outs of the MPAA rating system.

There's no date attached, but I'm guessing this hearkens back to 1976. That was the year Dolby stereo began cracking the mainstream and one of the things I remember most about seeing this projected in Niles, Illinois' late, great Golf Mill Theatre was the directional use of stereo as the ball volleyed from one side of the court (theatre) to the other. There's some mighty fine abuse of the anamorphic lens, too! Looks like something William Wyler threw together towards the end of his career.

Take a moment or three to examine Chuck's patented left-hand manner of whipping off his cheaters. Chuck pleaded with Carol Reed to allow him to perform the move in The Agony and the Ecstasy, but he kept poking holes in the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

The following message was brought to us by the Theatre Owners of America. My take on the subject of how Hollywood rates movies is simple: if you show tits, it's rated X, but if you hack them off with a chainsaw, then it's rated R. Fortunately for the members of the TOA, Chuck was a bit more delicate in his wording.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XObBc7O99oo

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Chuck Heston took time away from his busy schedule of parting the Red Sea, fighting the Boxer Rebellion, and loading his gun to stop by a local tennis court and explain the ins and outs of the MPAA rating system.

There's no date attached, but I'm guessing this hearkens back to 1976. That was the year Dolby stereo began cracking the mainstream and one of the things I remember most about seeing this projected in Niles, Illinois' late, great Golf Mill Theatre was the directional use of stereo as the ball volleyed from one side of the court (theatre) to the other. There's some mighty fine abuse of the anamorphic lens, too! Looks like something William Wyler threw together towards the end of his career.

Take a moment or three to examine Chuck's patented left-hand manner of whipping off his cheaters. Chuck pleaded with Carol Reed to allow him to perform the move in The Agony and the Ecstasy, but he kept poking holes in the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

The following message was brought to us by the Theatre Owners of America. My take on the subject of how Hollywood rates movies is simple: if you show tits, it's rated X, but if you hack them off with a chainsaw, then it's rated R. Fortunately for the members of the TOA, Chuck was a bit more delicate in his wording.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XObBc7O99oo

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This was the very first thing shown on the "42nd Street forever: Alamo Draft House Edition" DVD. The way he shamefully throttles that racket during the x-rating part can best be described as Harvey Korman in "Blazing Saddles" looking up the word land grab in the dictionary and taking his excitement out on a nearby statue. Also included is the "Chatter Box" Trailer that set my new personal record for reaching to consume booze during a exploitation movie trailer. (6.4 seconds!)

June 25, 2013

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