Atheist Cinema


Atheist Cinema

A place to talk about your favorite movies, genres, actors and directors. Please try to keep one discussion per genre, actor or director.

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Predictions in Science Fiction movies

Started by Idaho Spud. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 1, 2016. 9 Replies

The Unbelievers

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 12, 2013. 2 Replies

The Ledge (2011)

Started by Micah Johnson. Last reply by Craigart14 Sep 1, 2013. 6 Replies


Started by Marc Draco. Last reply by Eric A Flynn Feb 10, 2013. 6 Replies

Ten Favorite Atheist Films

Started by James M. Martin. Last reply by Eric A Flynn Feb 10, 2013. 39 Replies

Cloud Atlas

Started by Loren Miller Sep 7, 2012. 0 Replies

Documentary: "8: The Mormon Proposition"

Started by James M. Martin. Last reply by James M. Martin Jul 29, 2012. 3 Replies


Started by Loren Miller Apr 21, 2012. 0 Replies

Real Steel

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Apr 21, 2012. 2 Replies

How an Iranian film unites us all (CNN)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by TNT666 Feb 21, 2012. 3 Replies

agora best atheist movie?

Started by vondutch. Last reply by Craigart14 Sep 24, 2011. 13 Replies

Most Disappointing Movie Ever

Started by Edward Teach. Last reply by Gabriel Garcia May 29, 2011. 23 Replies

The Cove

Started by TNT666. Last reply by TNT666 Mar 12, 2011. 7 Replies

John Barry is gone

Started by Loren Miller Jan 31, 2011. 0 Replies

A Serious Man

Started by S.A. Alenthony. Last reply by A Former Member Sep 16, 2010. 3 Replies

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Comment by Idaho Spud on January 15, 2018 at 1:25pm

I learned a lot about censorship in that video.  Was reminded once again how dictatorial religious idiots are.

Comment by Chris on January 15, 2018 at 12:00pm

A Brief History of Hollywood Censorship and the Ratings System

Censorship, as most serious filmgoers know, shaped the sensibility of all the pictures we know from the "Golden Age" of Hollywood. It did so in the form of 1930's "Motion Picture Production Code (also known as the Hays Code)," which "set up a small jury to review films for content," at first "still without teeth and largely mocked by industry insiders." But that changed in a big way when "the American Bishops of the Roman Catholic Church organized The Legion of Decency and, in 1934, with the support of Protestant and Jewish Organizations, began calling for boycotts of films deemed unacceptable. [ … ] The Hollywood studios, still reeling from the losses of 1933 due in large part to the delayed effects of the Great Depression, were forced to act." That summary comes from "The History of Hollywood Censorship and the Ratings System," a brief but in-depth lesson produced by Filmmaker IQ. Its video version appears at the top. Below, you can watch 1941's The Outlaw, the bust size of whose star Jane Russell had the censors demanding "37 specific reshoots."

The complete story of censorship and ratings in Hollywood involves such elements of American history and culture as not just the Great Depression and the Roman Catholic Church, but the 1919 World Series Gambling scandal, the Chicago's Women’s Municipal League, mighty systems of production, the sport of boxing, Howard Hughes, and of course, the almighty dollar. Eventually, filmmakers began to simply defy the Hays Code; you can watch Otto Preminger's famous example of just that, the 1953 comedy The Moon is Blue (possessed, censors said, of "an unacceptably light attitude towards seduction, illicit sex, chastity, and virginity"). In 1968, the weakened Code's replacement arrived: the Motion Picture Association of America's Ratings system and its still-familiar G, PG, R, and X (PG-13 was introduced in 1984; NC-17 replaced X in 1990). Quaint as these measures may now seem, the lesson tells us that controversy has remained. "Some may say that films were sexier and scarier under the censorship of the production code – for nothing that can be seen is as tantalizing and horrifying as what the imagination and anticipation can conjure. But given the choice between freedom and censorship, freedom is the only sustainable option."

Comment by Chris on November 13, 2017 at 2:53am

Clip from Sin City


Comment by Chris on November 13, 2017 at 2:42am

I find some film that was done in the early days such as with the  music video. "Take on Me" interesting.

To pull that further Sin City was in interesting way to make a movie.

In my opinion that's away better way to make a cartoon than other forms of video.

Comment by Chris on November 6, 2017 at 8:40pm

Documenteries and interviews are interesting - That's not film, or Hollywood though.

An adult film that's interesting is Lifeboat.

Comment by Patricia on November 6, 2017 at 12:42pm

I agree there, Spud. I sometimes think Hitch speaks too softly, or not clearly, or something. I do have some hearing loss, but not that bad! I have no trouble hearing Ra, Dawkins, de Grasse Tyson, Cox, etc.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 6, 2017 at 8:09am

I also listen to quite a few videos of Christopher Hitchens.  I like his arguments against religion almost as much as Aron Ra, however, I often have trouble hearing what he says because, at least on my system and with my ears, it sounds like he mumbles a lot.  It's a pain trying to decode his message.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 6, 2017 at 8:03am

My favorite online video personality is Aron Ra.  He tells is like it is, with no apologies, and without unnecessary extra verbage.  Just the way I like it.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 6, 2017 at 7:55am

Thanks, Loren.

Joan, I also watch quite a few online videos, mostly about atheism, against theism, against woo, electronics, the universe, and all sciences.

I enjoy movies that are humorous.  I need all the humor I can get to overcome depression.

Comment by Loren Miller on November 5, 2017 at 8:08pm
Idaho, from where I sit, I think there is a resolution to the movie Arrival, but it's also a plot line that doesn't necessarily end at the end. This is a movie which is neither simple nor superficial, and again, I think it's worth your time.

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