prefering sex to violence
so I yesterday I watched "The last tango in Paris" with Marlon Brando in Paris -
I had thought, that I had seen that film about 20 years ago, but by seeing it I got aware that in that time I had apparently seen only the last sequences of that film. -
Well everybody who saw that film knows what's it all about - well maybe Americans not - because there is & was high cencorship in the USA in that film, which made probably the theme of the film almost unintelligible -with about 100 cut off scenes by censorship
well the censorship already started in Italy:
Description of Incident: "Last Tango in Paris" survived its first attempt at censorship, brought by a private prosecutor in Bologna in 1972. However, the Bologna Court of Appeals banned, confiscated and destroyed copies of the film. Bertolucci, the films producer, Alberto Grimaldi, Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider, were arrested, recieved two month prison sentences and fined 30,000 lire. The case was retried several times between 1972 and 1976. Prosecutors argued that the work should not be protected as a work of art, the courts agreed, and the ban stood. In Cincinatti, Ohio, the city's chief officer watched the film and declared that it was obscene. Fearing legal action, the theater's director terminated the film's engagement after seven weeks. The film was also placed on the U.S. Catholic Conference's list of condemned films. In England, the film passed through the British Board of Film Censors, however, was brought to trial under the Obscene Publications Act. "Last Tango" was not banned but was forbidden to air on television until the early 1990s.
but got much more censored later on in USA than in Europe - here a report about this kind of censorship in the USA - well it's in German, but I try to translate the essential parts of it afterwards:
In den USA etwa wurden durch die Zensurbehörde (MPAA) zahlreiche Filme, die in Europa für Jugendliche freigegeben wurden, als XX oder – wie es seit einigen Jahren heißt – NC-17 eingestuft und damit von einer breiten Kinoverwertung ausgenommen. Während Gewaltszenen oder sogar Splatterfilme den Amerikanern weniger Kopfzerbrechen bereiten, haben sie stets hochsensible Antennen für jede Art der körperlichen Liebe, gemeinhin auch SEX genannt. Filmwerke wie Bertoluccis „Letzter Tango in Paris“ wurden in den USA mit diesem Prädikat belegt oder heftig verstümmelt. „Das Fenster zum Hof“ oder „Uhrwerk Orange“ mussten unter dem Druck der Zensoren für die US-Distribution geschnitten werden.
Da die großen US-Verleihe auf eine möglichst breite Verwertbarkeit abzielen, haben sie auch keine Probleme damit, Filme mit bis zu 100 Kürzungen zu verstümmeln, um wenigstens ein R-Rating (Kinder bis 12 nur in Begleitung Erwachsener) zu bekommen. In neuerer Zeit wurden auch moderne Compositing-Programme genutzt, um etwa Stanley Kubriks „Eyes Wide Shut“ amerikatauglich zu machen.
In Deutschland ist Sex eher toleriert, hier ist die Zensurschwelle dafür bei Gewaltdarstellung niedriger angesetzt. Insbesondere die Privatsender greifen gerne ungeniert zur Schere, um Filme, die im Kino klaren Altersvorgaben unterliegen, doch noch per Ausnahmegenehmigung ins Hauptprogramm (Primetime) zu drücken.
"this report is telling that by the US censorship (MPAA) a lot of films which are free for youths in Europe are censored as XX or Nc-17 in the USA - which means, they can't be spread on US-wide cinema screens. While on the other hand a lot of violence & even splatter films in the USA are allowed - while on the next other hand they have high sensible antennaes against any kind of bodily love or nudity"
the film 'the last tango' shows some poor nudity like the actress' naked ass or her pubic hair which hides everything beyond - that's not even porn - the whole obscenity in some film scenes lies in in the words used in certain situations -
but it's the theme of the film to show such a strange obsession & then the results & later on escape of that obsession - you really have to see 'those' scenes to understand the meaning - any censorship would make the film unintelligible
but to continue the translation:
"in Germany Sex is much more tolerated, while on the other hand the level of tolerance to violence is much lower than in the USA"
Oohm yes - that's right - & it's not only Germany, but also France & a lot of other European countries too, who prefer much more tolerance to nuditiy & sexuality than to cruelity & violence
I'm so glad to not live in the USA - the country of the free perverted any freedom to the vain goal of matriarchalic ethics - no I don't believe that USA is a paragon to a democracy model - you could maybe learn that by a small European country like Netherlands, Danmark etc. but of course not by over-violent USA..
There are 4 races of apes (Menschenaffen) - the Gorillas, the chempanzees, the Orang Utans & also the Bonobos - meanwhile we know that in real nature even the nice chempanzees are getting very violent at each other & eating other smaller monkees they are able to catch & kill
but well the Bonobos have a nice way for social communication - see here:
The species is best characterized as female-centered and egalitarian and as one that substitutes sex for aggression. Whereas in most other species sexual behavior is a fairly distinct category, in the bonobo it is part and parcel of social relations – and not just between males and females. Bonobos engage in sex in virtually every partner combination (although such contact among close family members may be suppressed). And sexual interactions occur more often among bonobos than among other primates. Despite the frequency of sex, the bonobo's rate of reproduction in the wild is about the same as that of the chimpanzee. A female gives birth to a single infant at intervals of between five and six years. So bonobos share at least one very important characteristic with our own species, namely, a partial separation between sex and reproduction.
Yes we human race are people with a high need to touch & getting touched, but in most of of our societies with a low tolerance to let that happen, which leads all the unsatisfied, unwelcome members of a society to get violent - why not die maybe as suicide bombers or militarists if your own society doesn't allow you to have healthy sexual interactions
- don't you think so? - well I believe so..
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