Friday Friends: 10 Movies That Were Scandalous for Their Time
CowboySpirit.TV- This week's edition of Friday Friends features an article from CableTVProviders.com, "10 Movies That Were Scandalous for Their Time."
Morality has historically been a subjective thing in most societies. What raised objections a century ago might not even raise eyebrows today. Not surprisingly, cinematic history is no different. There are movies from the early days of film that rocked the world when they were released, but would likely get no more than a PG rating in a modern-day release. Others still raise hackles, and for good reason. Witness the following; a list of ten movies that in their time were considered scandalous:
Birth of a Nation (1915) – The vicious and blatant racism toward blacks in this film is so strong that it is to this day used as a recruiting tool for the Ku Klux Klan. Considered a masterpiece of film-making, it was ranked #44 in the Top 100 American Films by the American Film Institute (AFI) in 1998.
Freaks (1932) – Banned in England! At least until the 60′s, anyway. This film was considered exploitative of its subject and made audiences squirm. The scene where the ‘freaks’, crawling through mud, close in on their intended victims is unforgettable.
The Outlaw (1943) – Apparently Howard Hughes had a big thing for Jane Russell’s big … things. He did everything he could to point that (and them) out in this movie, creating quite a stir among critics and audiences alike.
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