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« on: May 11, 2007, 04:07:44 PM »

The MPAA have announced that smoking will effect the rating of a movie
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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2007, 04:23:36 PM »

Just recently read something along those lines on CNN.  Right now, it's not anything that the MPAA is certain on, but they have said that they MAY take smoking into consideration when rating a film.

I'm a non-smoker and I do not condone smoking, but this is down right ridiculous. 
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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2007, 04:26:06 PM »

Honestly I'm surprised it isn't already, it Is kind of "drug use".

Shouldn't this be in press releases?
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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2007, 04:27:16 PM »

I don't smoke either, but this is ridiculous. Next thing ya know they'll start saying drinking affects the rating of the movie.
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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2007, 04:38:41 PM »

And yet chopping someone's head off can be allowed in a PG-13 movie......................

Man, the MPAA is pointless.
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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2007, 06:24:11 PM »

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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2007, 07:47:18 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2007, 08:41:37 PM »

 I used to smoke, been a non-smoker for about 4 years now, but I think that smokers, at least in California, are a persecuted bunch, in some cities here it is now illegal to smoke in your car or in your yard, and a law is being considered in one Southern California city that would make it a crime to smoke in your own home because there may be a chance that your second hand smoke may escape your house in a dense enough concentration to penetrate your neighbor's home and possibly do him harm. I'm all in favor of smokers not inflicting their habit on others but this is getting ridiculous, what's next, the death penalty for lighting up a cigarette in your own home.


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« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2007, 08:59:00 AM »

Given the flak the MPAA is taking in the last years and how illogical some their rating scales seem to be, maybe it is the time for another rating system, just as when the Hays system was replaced by the MPAA.

Hell, if it depended on me the whole rating system would be dismanteled, but then we'll probably have a different system per state or something like that. I personally like the rating system in my country, Spain, but it is very liberal even for European standards, so it would sparkle controversies in other places. Basically the Ministery of Culture issues a rate together with the distribution permit. All porn is forbidden for people under 18, and the rest of movies are classified "Not recommended for people under 18, 13 or 7 years old". But there are no real restrictions, as "recommendations" are just that, a warning to concerned parents.

If you want to learn more about the MPAA, I found the documentary "This film is not yet rated" very interesting.
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« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2007, 02:20:53 PM »

I used to smoke, been a non-smoker for about 4 years now, but I think that smokers, at least in California, are a persecuted bunch, in some cities here it is now illegal to smoke in your car or in your yard, and a law is being considered in one Southern California city that would make it a crime to smoke in your own home because there may be a chance that your second hand smoke may escape your house in a dense enough concentration to penetrate your neighbor's home and possibly do him harm. I'm all in favor of smokers not inflicting their habit on others but this is getting ridiculous, what's next, the death penalty for lighting up a cigarette in your own home.


RC, I always enjoy your drawings, they're great stuff.

i wonder if industries that pollute the air get such stiff laws placed on them.  Or how about all the dangerous chemicals in cars, should be place strict laws on them.  I see alot of hypocracy in this anti-smoking campaign. 
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« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2007, 03:52:51 PM »

 As a smoker,I'm p**sed. You can walk into a bar and get sh#tfaced,get in your car (with it's polluting exhaust),and ,stop at some fastfood garbage vendor,and run into some poor shmuck crossing the street. Yet standing out on the sidewalk and lighting up a cig is WRONG??? Whatta f#ck??? This same goverment will put a machine gun in an 18 year olds hand and train them to kill ,,but he can't smoke on the streets of the country he's fighting for? Can they smoke in Iraq? Or in Communist China? I KNOW Castro smokes! This is SUPPOSED to be the land of the FREE!  hot How can the US goverment,who polluted the earth with nuculer weapons,experment on people with LSD,and God knows what else,point their bloody,hypicritical fingers at CIGERETTE SMOKERS? Do they not have more important issues to deal with?
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« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2007, 04:08:37 PM »

The addict...  Buggedout I mean, RCMerchant is right  TeddyR. As far as the smoke doesn't bother other people (and how it could while smoking in your car / home or in a sidewalk?), it shouldn't be a problem. Luckily, I don't think cops will spend much time enforcing this kind of legislation.
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« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2007, 07:57:33 PM »

RCMerchant you draw very good! I also like to draw. ... About the topic tho ... Your very right I cant get over the laws now days. How things are going now next thing you know different color clothes will be illegal. This IS SUPPOSED to be the land of the FREE like you said , but it looks like everyday it gets worst and worst.

"The MPAA have announced that smoking will effect the rating of a movie" thats so crazy! WTF?
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« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2007, 08:16:18 PM »

the problem is the land of the free has turned into the nanny state(i.e. treating adults like children).  So Remeber 'Good little boys and girls don't smoke'.
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« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2007, 09:20:05 PM »

And yet chopping someone's head off can be allowed in a PG-13 movie......................

Man, the MPAA is pointless.
Well said; I applaud you.  Personally, I don't give a rat's ass since any MPAA rating ain't keepin' me out of the theatre. 

This is like what I'd heard about Disney's plans to digitally remove all smoking from their films, particularly the classic shorts.  I don't know if that's true, but if it is, it's more mind police mayhem. 
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