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Thursday, August 07, 2008

Kevin Smith gets an R!

Just had to take a moment to update you on one of my favourite filmmakers.

As previously blogged, my favourite filmmaker, Kevin Smith, ran into a little problem with his latest film, Zack and Miri Make a Porno. The MPAA -- the folks who rate movies -- wanted to give it an NC-17. Smith re-edited it a couple of times to try to appease them, but to no avail. It seems the sticking point was a scene 14 frames long. And since film moves at 24 frame per second, this means it all boiled down to 0.58 seconds.

Anyway, back on Monday, Smith did his official appeal. He explained on his podcast that, how it works, is he screens the film for the appeals board, and then afterwards, pleads his case.

We went through the appeal and...Zack and Miri Make a Porno gets an R!

It's still slated to come out on Halloween.

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