Wednesday, November 29, 2006


Celluloid fetishism takes on new meaning with Film Forum’s massive 45 movie screening series Fox Before the Code, beginning December 1. The line-up contains a diverse mixture of genres and subjects later deemed too racy when the strict Hays Code clamped down on Hollywood in 1934. First established in 1929, conniving filmmakers managed to ignore the Code in order to bring hedonistic pick-me-ups to downtrodden Depression-era audiences. By the middle of the decade, however, traditionalist values dominated the national perspective, and the movies fell to the whims of religious zealots.

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