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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 28

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28 Palm Beach Post, Friday, November 1, 1968 Hollywood To Try New Film Rating System ment, should not be presented lo persons under 16 unless accompanied by a parent or adult guardian. X PERSON'S UNDER 16 NOT ADMITTED This category includes mo-lion pictures submitted to the Code and Rating Administra tion which in the opinion of the Code and Rating Administration are rated X because of the trealmenl of sex, violence, crime or profanity. Pictures rated X do not qualify for a Code Seal. Pictures rated X should not be presented to persons under 16. ill Administration, because of their theme, content and treatment, might require more mature judgment by viewers, and about which parents should exercise their discretion. R RESTRICTED PERSONS UNDER 16 NOT ADMITTED, UNLESS ACCOMPANIED BY PARENT OR ADULT GUARDIAN. This category includes mo-tionj)ictures that in the opinion of the Code and Rating Administration, because of I heir theme, content or treat THE NEW MOTION PICTURE RATINGS G SUGGESTED FOR GENERAL AUDIENCES Thhs category includes motion pictures that in the opinion of the Code and Rating Administration would be acceptable for all audiences, without consideration of age. M SUGGESTED FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ADULTS AND MATURE YOUNG PEOPLE This category includes motion pictures thai in the opinion of the Code and Haling nil'QIM M WH I LAKE WORTH RESIDENTS, PHONE REPUBLICAN HEADQUARTERS, 585-5439 if you need transportation to the Polls to vote November, 5 th SIMMONS n r o o o With that scene in, Laven was told, the movie would gel a rating of R. Laven substituted a tighter shot of Miss Dickinson from the shoulders up and got an M rating. "I fell the scene was ex pendable," he says. Mark Robson, currently producing and directing "Daddy's Gone a Hunting," believes the new system is harmful. "It will lend to restrict the artistic judgment of many filmmakers," he says, "one way or Ihe other, without question, no matter what anybody says to the contrary. The American filmmaker will be penalized in cinema circles around Ihe world." But Max Bercult, a Warner Brothers-Seven Arts spokesman, disagrees. He sees the new system as having "nothing but the finest effect." He believes that now filmmakers will be able to turn out the pictures they have always wanted to turn out, without having to worry about getting a code seal. If the subject matter turns out to be X material, then the picture will get an X rating. Heretofore, he says, they would have compromised and tried to clean it up. "Now," he says, "we can shoot ihe picture the way it should be shot. We'll be making wonderful pictures because of Ihe new code." Hal Landers, coproducer of "The Gypsy Moths," thinks many filmmakers will try to gel X ratings to hypo Ihe box office, Ihe way book publishers used to cherish the "banned in Boston" label. But he also believes the new system will eliminate the hypocrisy of major studios, which often released non-code films through subsidiary companies, to get around MPAA rulings. Many Hollywood figures be-' ' lieve that the code may or may not be good, but it is better than Ihe alternative government censorship. "I prefer to be judged by fellow craftsmen," says Sy Bartlett, producer of "Che," "rather than by some persons whose tendencies are completely unknown. I'm dead set against local and civic bodies in censorship of books, magazines, lileralure and certainly motion pictures." "I hope the code does not have enough teeth," says Norman Jewison, producer-director of "Gaily, Gaily." "If it did, it would lead to some form of censorship and I am unalterably opposed to any form of censorship. Why censor films? Motion pictures today are an art form, and no other art form is censored." The general consensus is that the new classification system will take some years to measure. It will be at least a year before all movies carry the rating letters, and longer to tell how they are affecting production and the box By DICK KLEIN ER HOLLYWOOD - (NEA) Hbllywood isn't unanimously optimistic atjout Ihe new movie classification system but, like most Hollywood marriages, they'll try it for awhile and see how it works. They can alwa. x get a divorce later. The rating system, announced by Jack Valenti and the Motion Picture Association of America, gives four possible' ratings to movies G for Hcneral audience consumption, M for adults and mature young people, R for restricted to adults and children under 16 when accompanied by an adult and X for those films to which children under 16 will not be admitted at all. . Some Hollywood producers feel this is a good scheme, others disagree. But all are willing to go along with it and hope for the best. Already, one film has chopped a seminude scene in oider to get a higher rating. Arnold Laven, director of "Sam Whiskey," says he ran it for the MPAA while they were in the process of formu-luting the code. The film had a bare-from-the-waist-up shot of Angle Dickinson. Chain Reaction SAN FftANCISCO (AP) There's a new gnu at the zoo, and if that's not news enough, the new gnu apparently has started a new-arrivals movement. The gnu, also known as a wildebeest, first bom at the San Francisco Zoo in 25 years, arrived Monday and weighed in at 25 pounds. A peccary gave birth to twins a few hours later, a spotted leopard became a mother Tuesday, and a baby llama was born Wednesday. All this in late autumn. Keepers don't know how many leopards there are; mama will not let anyone get close enough. Only Candidate Declared Ineligible JONESBORO, Ga. 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