Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Hollywood films have Censor ?

A silly question, I had in my mind for a long time was “Do the Hollywood films have Censors?” After an hour Research with Google, I found out the fact.

Yes. There is no censor for Hollywood films. But they have “Ratings”.

The Ratings for every movie is given by an Organization called “MPAA” (Motion Picture Association of America). MPPA was founded my giant Production houses like Disney, Warner Brothers, Sony, Paramount, etc, with the parents (who have children under the age 17) as their members.

According to Motion Picture Association of America a PG-rated motion picture should be investigated by parents before they let their younger children attend. The PG rating indicates, in the view of the Rating Board, that parents may consider some material unsuitable for their children, and parents should make that decision.

Here is the list of Movie Rating Guide from MPAA
G - GENERAL AUDIENCE ( All ages admited )
PG - PARENTAL GUIDANCE SUGGESTED (Some material may not be suitable for children )
PG -13 - PARENTS STRONGLY CAUTIONED ( Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13 )
R - RESTRICTED ( Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian )

In India,
U - U/A - A and S, are the certifcates given by Central Board of Film Certification (Censor Board).

"S" meant for : Specialised Audience - This rating is given very rarely and signifies that the film is meant for specialised audience such as Doctors etc

I haven't seen any film, with "S" rating.Anybody ??

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