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Dark passage

The Production Code, Hollywood's notorious self-censorship program, was instituted by the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America in 1930, but it didn't go into effect till 1934, when it was administered by Joseph I. Breen.
Film noir and the Production Code at the MFA
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  May 29, 2009
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Smoke screens

What does it say about America that marijuana movies are a hot genre right now, perhaps hotter even than in the heyday of Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong’s 1978 Up in Smoke ?
Does a surge of stoner movies mean America is going to pot?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 13, 2008
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King maker

Anybody who’s read Robert Penn Warren’s All the King’s Men at the very least that it was set in the ’30s during the Depression. But if you watch Steve Zaillian’s adaptation and look closely at the license plates, you’ll notice the date: 1954. Stark r
The director on the campaign trail
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 20, 2006