Hello, I am looking for someone to write an essay on My Feelings about The Motion Picture Production Code/Hays Code. It needs to be at least 250 words.
In as much as people want to be free to express and show their feelings towards a portrayed picture, it can really be heartbreaking when such information is projected at a time when it is least expected. A criminal deserves punishment and such a scene should not receive sympathy, why then should it obtain one? In my view, the code provided just what I could have longed to happen to the media projections.
Censorship is the suppression of public communication or speech, which may be considered sensitive objectionable, inconvenient, or harmful to the general public according to a media outlet, government or any other responsible body (Butters 7). There has been a steady change in censorship as years go by. From 1948 to 1968, there has been a change in censorship not only in the film industry, but also in literature and theatre. In 1948, censorship was the order of the day. A major censure in literature occurred when the Roman Catholic Church censored books and provided an index for forbidden books basing on the fact that they were acting as zealous guardians of faith. As years progressed towards 1968, censorship was steadily becoming a thing of the past with the enactment of various Acts nullifying various censorships. A good example is the theatres Act of 1968 that abolished censorship of the stage. Many people also gradually learnt about their rights and therefore worked against censorship in different industries. An example was the protest was held against nude censorship in 1968.Though at times not for the right reasons, It showed that people were taking charge in what they believe in. in my personal view, such changes were very much necessary because most of them, like those in the film industry, enabled film makers to make the most out of their resources. It gave room for investors in the diverse fields to exploit their potentials and ensure maximum utilization of