18 November 2013 7:31 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The Motion Picture Association of America was an organization voluntarily created by Hollywood to essentially allow the filmmaking industry to police itself rather than having government censorship step in. But over the decades, the MPAA has proved ridiculous in their decisions again and again and again. Just last week I raged against this obsolete operation for their insistence that f-bombs are more detrimental to young audiences that massive amounts of onscreen gun violence. But the bit of film history above (courtesy of io9) shows just how subjective and confounding the MPAA's decisions have been for decades. The end of Raiders of the Lost Ark is undeniably disturbing. Indiana Jones and his Girl Friday, Marion Ravenwood, have failed to stop the questing Nazis from discovering the Ark of the Covenant. But it doesn't matter because God and his angels aren't about to let Nazis use this priceless artifact for evil. So, »

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