Banned in Dallas for sexual and anti-Catholic content, prior to the United States Supreme Court striking down the ban and limiting the ability of municipalities to ban films for adults in Interstate Circuit, Inc. Banned in many American cities due to language. This groundbreaking, landmark American film masterpiece about two families during the Civil War and Reconstruction periods was also extremely controversial and explicitly racist. It was something I always put in my movies. Is film still near and dear to your heart? In the film's terrorizing and shocking climax, strong man Hercules Henry Victor and aerialist Cleopatra Olga Baclanova were both pursued in parallel by the grotesque 'freaks' with knives during a stormy night, crawling through mud in vengeful pursuit of their victims. Lewis Milestone The scars of WWI were still fresh when this Oscar-winning anti-war movie drew fire for portraying young German soldiers in a sympathetic light.
The Birth of a Nation. That was when Hollywood and my underground met for the first time. It was an out-of-the-ordinary picture not easily forgotten, causing both revulsion and fascination. Due to squabbles over the film's release and the hue and cry over its depiction of the world of gangsterism, the film ultimately didn't do well at the box office. Twenty-four frames ahead of the picture, the film would go through the projector to read the sound. Barred from distribution in Massachusetts to the general public by court order because the film was considered a violation of the privacy of the prison inmates it filmed. Howard Hawks Howard Hawks' classic was banned in several states despite pre-release changes designed to counter claims that it glorified gangsters.
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Though its sympathies were with the sideshow performers, this circus drama was criticized for casting real-life "human oddities. Banned as pornography. Griffith Even in , D. When this extremely racist film first opened in , it was rightfully banned in several states like Ohio, Kansas and West Virginia. Please help by replacing IMDb with third-party reliable sources. Did that require selling your vision to an outsider? For its perceived anti-German message, it was denounced by the Nazi government in Berlin of the 30s and subsequently banned.
And the film stirred new controversy when it was voted into the National Film Registry in , and when it was voted one of the "Top American Films" at 44 by the American Film Institute in Its themes of witchcraft and Satanism may also have had an effect. The Last Temptation of Christ. Protests took place in major cities like Boston and Philadelphia. So being a regular visitor is far from unseemly. Learn how and when to remove these template messages.