Monday, June 13, 2011

Power, Authority, and Ratings

FLG watched part of This Film Is Not Yet Rated. What struck FLG is how his Time Horizons theory applied even here. Going by the liberal, short run/conservative, long run framework, the movie is astonishingly liberal. FLG's mind was almost blown, in fact.

A conservative, more focused on the long-term, would focus on the complete and utter lack of authority the MPAA has. Instead, the movie focuses on the arbitrary, secretive, and multifaceted nature of the power the organization has, which is interesting but ultimately less powerful of an argument. Then again, maybe the power is what is more interesting insofar as driving a film, but FLG remains convinced that the lack of authority is the MPAA's Achilles' heel.

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