Thursday, May 13, 2010

Forbidden fruit is always sweeter.

It's amazing, what was considered scandalous back in the day. Reminds me of something.

You ever see the film "Cinema Paradiso"? It's a wonderful Italian movie from back in the 1990s (I think), about a kid who grows up in a little town, with the local movie theater as the center of his life. The kid is befriended by the old projectionist, and eventually works in the theater.

One day, when the kid grows up to be a famous director, he gets a roll of film form the dead projectionists estate. It turns out to be all the banned or censored scenes for all the movies he'd ever shown, all spliced together. Watch the movie from the start and you'll be tearing up by this scene. It's a wonderful film. Rent it if you haven't seen it.

1 comment:

Suldog said...

The problem with censorship is that the filthiest minds in the world are those of the censors. They see dirt where it doesn't even exist.