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Unlisted – Thou Shalt Not: Sex, Sin and Censorship in Pre-Code Hollywood (2008)

So-called ‘pre-Code’ films remain among the most interesting ever made in America. This 67-minute documentary from Warner Bros enlists a wide range of film historians and commentators – among them Leonard Maltin, Camille Paglia, John Landis, Jeffrey Vance, and Molly Haskell – to discuss the movies of the era and explore what allowed them to break sexual and social taboos, why the Hays Code was drawn up, and the changes that came in its wake. Read More »