Friday, September 30, 2011

Oregon Banned Book Week continues: Now playing at the p3 Banned and Challenged Book Cineplex

If banned books are so bad, why do they make such cool movies?

To Kill a Mockingbird - Offenses committed by the book: Uses words “damn” and “whore lady” (nothing to do with depictions of race relations in the South).


Fahrenheit 451 - -Offenses committed by the book: Contains the words “God damn,” includes the Bible as one of the books burned (nothing to do with the theme of questioning authority).

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest- Offences committed by the book: vulgar language, sexual explicitness, violence (nothing to do with treatment of mental patients or native Americans).

The Color Purple - Offences committed by the book: violence, sexual content (nothing at all to do with portrayal of racism).

Acknowledgement to the works of: Harper Lee, Ray Bradbury, Ken Kesey, Alice Walker, Gregory Peck, Alice Ghostly, William Windom, Robert Duvall, Paul Fix, Oskar Werner, Julie Christie, Cyril Cusack, Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Danny DeVito, Scatman Crothers, Christopher Lloyd, Vince Schiavelli, Will Sampson, Brad Dourif, Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Margaret Avery, Rae Dawn Chong, Laurence Fishburne, Robert Mulligan, Francoise Truffaut, Milos Foreman, and Steven Spielberg.

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