Mar 03, 2008 · With Valerie Spencer, John Landis, Jonathan Kuntz, Rudy Behlmer. Various film historians, film makers, and cultural commentators discuss the cultural, political, economic and religious reasons for what is known as the pre-code era of Hollywood movie making in the early 1930s, and those same factors which resulted in the drastic turn to working under the code for the twenty or so years 7.5/10(302).
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Pre-Code Retro – Thou Shalt Not: Sex, Sin and Censorship in Pre-Code Hollywood (2008) Review. Thou Shalt Not: The Scoop on Sin “Well, I think is that the denial of reality was what the Production Code was all about. When you establish these kinds of moral views, you’re not trying to describe the world as it really is. You’re trying to.
The 2008 documentary Thou Shalt Not: Sex, Sin and Censorship in Pre-Code Hollywood, written by Steven Smith and featuring the insights of film historians and cultural critics including Molly Haskell, Camille Paglia and Leonard Maltin, lays out the history of the Code in clear, chronological detail, explaining how it came into being and, later.