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Re: Legion of Decency Question
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2018, 06:48:49 PM »
This was a seriously messed up movie.

In the book the girl gets away with it and her mother dies.  The movie, to meet morality standards, had to change the ending so that evil was punished.
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Re: Legion of Decency Question
« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2018, 01:11:47 AM »
This was a seriously messed up movie.

In the book the girl gets away with it and her mother dies.  The movie, to meet morality standards, had to change the ending so that evil was punished.

The same thing happens with the Alfred Hitchcock Presents.  Hitchcock, who loved to push the boundries with the censors, often had the evil doer get away with their deed; however, in the dialogue with which he closed the show, he always narrated a different ending in which the evildoer's deeds caught up with them
 

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Re: Legion of Decency Question
« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2018, 07:53:29 AM »
This was a seriously messed up movie.

In the book the girl gets away with it and her mother dies.  The movie, to meet morality standards, had to change the ending so that evil was punished.

The same thing happens with the Alfred Hitchcock Presents.  Hitchcock, who loved to push the boundries with the censors, often had the evil doer get away with their deed; however, in the dialogue with which he closed the show, he always narrated a different ending in which the evildoer's deeds caught up with them

A more realistic thing, though. Evil appears to win in this life, but it will and shall be punished eventually.
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Re: Legion of Decency Question
« Reply #18 on: June 15, 2018, 01:23:35 AM »
This was a seriously messed up movie.

In the book the girl gets away with it and her mother dies.  The movie, to meet morality standards, had to change the ending so that evil was punished.

The same thing happens with the Alfred Hitchcock Presents.  Hitchcock, who loved to push the boundries with the censors, often had the evil doer get away with their deed; however, in the dialogue with which he closed the show, he always narrated a different ending in which the evildoer's deeds caught up with them

A more realistic thing, though. Evil appears to win in this life, but it will and shall be punished eventually.

True.  I've heard he was Catholic, you can tell that if influences his work, besides the fact that his wife helped him write, which would explain the large amount of episodes dealing with marriage
 

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Re: Legion of Decency Question
« Reply #19 on: June 15, 2018, 02:54:53 AM »
He was, indeed. He attended a Jesuit grammar school, and a Jesuit heard his last Confession and gave him viaticum.
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Re: Legion of Decency Question
« Reply #20 on: June 20, 2018, 11:13:20 PM »
Both of the lists below are apparently incomplete:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_condemned_by_the_Legion_of_Decency


I'm surprised that the Exorcist is on there.

Why? I thought it was a "bad" movie, though I am probably one of the few that never saw it, lol. I had people tell me, "Don't watch it! Don't watch it!" Was it not bad?
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Re: Legion of Decency Question
« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2018, 01:24:26 AM »
Both of the lists below are apparently incomplete:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_condemned_by_the_Legion_of_Decency


I'm surprised that the Exorcist is on there.

Why? I thought it was a "bad" movie, though I am probably one of the few that never saw it, lol. I had people tell me, "Don't watch it! Don't watch it!" Was it not bad?

I've never seen it because I was told a girl does terrible things to a crucifix...

The one that's condemned for no apparent reason (at least to me) is Ice Castles. What could possibly be wrong with that one?  I mean, it's cheesy, sure, but immoral?  Nah...
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Re: Legion of Decency Question
« Reply #22 on: June 21, 2018, 07:28:28 AM »
Both of the lists below are apparently incomplete:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_condemned_by_the_Legion_of_Decency


I'm surprised that the Exorcist is on there.

Why? I thought it was a "bad" movie, though I am probably one of the few that never saw it, lol. I had people tell me, "Don't watch it! Don't watch it!" Was it not bad?

I haven't seen it either because I've heard it's really scary (I don't do scary movies). However, it's based on an actual exorcism, although the real one involved a boy who became possessed when he used a Ouija board with his aunt. They were Lutherans, I believe, but eventually had to go a Catholic priest for the exorcism.
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Re: Legion of Decency Question
« Reply #23 on: July 02, 2018, 06:37:37 PM »
I think the USCCB revised the rating on The Exorcist to  "adults with reservations".
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