Sympathy For The Censor

I’m one of those who often thumbs their nose at movie censors, who thinks that the MPAA often makes silly decisions that have little to do with actual morality and decency, and more to do with Hollywood politics and who can swing the biggest budget. Having said that, Grady Hendrix’ “Sympathy For the Censor” is an absolutely fascinating article on movie censorship around the world and the unnamed individuals who watch the unwatchable to preserve the sanity of the rest of us. (Note: The article does contain descriptions of graphic movie scenes that have given censors pause.)