10 best and worst films about composers
Everything in this world has been covered in movies, and classical music is no exception. The personalities of many great composers aroused the interest of Directors, which is not surprising, as well as the fact that among them — eccentrics and eccentrics, geniuses, tyrants and romantics.
However, to portray the personality of an outstanding composer is always a challenge, especially when it is necessary to show the process of music-making. Just as an incredible amount of training will not make an actor a major League athlete, so the “kapellmeisters” on the big screen sometimes look dubious, arrhythmic, and, even more unforgivably, their hands move in the same direction, while the notes we hear are obviously the opposite. Despite all this, most films about composers are addictive, and some of them can even be called very good. Continue reading
History of self-censorship in Hollywood (part 2)
Self-censorship didn’t work. Therefore, in 1968, the MPAA rating system appeared. And the debate about it has not subsided until the threat of government censorship , together with the court decisions in the cases “Interstate Circuit V. Dallas” and “Ginsberg V. New York”, both of which considered instructions to censor inappropriate content on an urban scale, spurred Hollywood to take any action in the days of the decline of the code of self-censorship. The former MMPDA, which became the MPAA in 1945, began working on the plan.The most important decision made by the organization under the leadership of President Jack Valenti is the change of self-censorship to self-classification in the format of the rating system. The system, launched in 1968, was the progenitor of the one we are working with now. Continue reading