What do we learn in these brief twenty minutes? Joseph Breen and the Catholic Church started the censorship business by going to Bank of America and telling them their bank was funding improper movies. From then on, homosexuality, Asian racism, drugs and disparagement of marriage were shunned.
Breen almost single-handedly killed the gangster film, if the movie industry had not found ways around it. Breen feared kids would be inspired by the movies. But one of the biggest changes with Breen was the end of the single, unwed mother. Maybe it was not realistic, but now it was moral.
This short documentary has many great interviews. There could always be more Martin Scorsese, but Rick Jewell does alright, and some unusual faces (Michael Madsen, Theresa Russell) show up and offer personal insight.
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