CFA: 10:20 A.M. - 10/25
Mr. Phillips just shared the following. In 1930, the Hays Commission and its rules were the binding regulations for all filmmakers. I include direct quotes below. It is shameful how far Christian filmmakers fall from these standards. Not to mention Hollywood as a whole.
The Hays Commission of 1930: (choice outtakes)
- No picture shall be produced that will lower the moral standards of those who see it. Hence the sympathy of the audience should never thrown to the side of crime, wrongdoing evil or sin.
- The treatment of low, disgusting, unpleasant, though not necessarily evil, subjects should always be subject to the dictates of good taste and a regard for the sensibilities of the audience.
- Obscenity in word, gesture, reference, joke, or by suggestion (even when likely to be understood only by part of the audience) is forbidden.
- Pointed profanity (this includes the words, God, Lord, Jesus, Christ - unless used reverently - Hell, SOB, damn, Gawd), or every other profane or vulgar expression however used, is forbidden.
- No film or episode may throw ridicule on any religious faith.
- Ministers of religion in their character as minister of religion should not be used as comic characters or as villians.
- Complete nudity is never pemitted. This includes nudity in fact or in silhouette.
- Indecent or undue exposure is forbidden.
- The technique of murder must be presented in way that will not inspire imitation.
- Brutal killings are not to be presented in detail.
- Revenge in modern times shall not be [presented as] justified.