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Andromeda Strain, The (1971)

Rated G... But may be too intense for younger children. | guide

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Old Oct 14, 2002, 08:00 PM   #16
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Re: Rated 'G'????

It's probaly rated PG-13 now!!!!
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Old Oct 15, 2002, 10:48 PM   #17
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MPAA Rating: G.

This is the rating still listed for "The Andromeda Strain"; MPAA Rating: G.
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Old Jan 10, 2003, 11:39 PM   #18
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Cabalcomb I think what she means is, that if it were made today or re-made it would be rated PG-13 at least.
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Old Jan 10, 2003, 11:47 PM   #19
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If it were rated by today's standards it would probably be rated PG, not PG-13.
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Old Jan 11, 2003, 12:13 AM   #20
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Re: Rated 'G'????

Well what about the nudity?

That certainly merits PG-13.
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Old Jan 11, 2003, 04:19 PM   #21
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There is almost NO nudity. It is all out or focus of behind screens. PG-13 is awarded more to films with extreme violence, sex and foul language. Brief nudity does not get a PG-13 rating.
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Old Jan 12, 2003, 12:43 AM   #22
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Re: Rated 'G'????

Brief nudity barely sqeaks into "R" movies. How can you say that?
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Old Jul 3, 2003, 07:03 PM   #23
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Re: Rated 'G'????

I saw this originally in the theater and it was scary as heck because it was so damn serious! The book puts it all forward as if it really happened too, an allmost documantary feel to the novel at times... very sneaky.

The nudity is so tame and offhand I doubt anyone even noticed.
A buttt shot and a back shot just dont quantify as nudity to most.
The boob shot is harder to pin down though. Its been dropped from many versions.

What got me though was when they sit the dead doctors wrist and the powder comes pouring out. THIS is G rated?

But as people have pointed out. This movie came out before ratings hit and its possible the initial showings didnt even have a rating.

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Old Aug 17, 2004, 04:36 PM   #24
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Re: Rated 'G'????

Just like with any regulation, public or private, things start out simply and then become more complicated as do-gooders try and protect the world from itself.

When the MPAA originally came out with ratings, all there was was G, M, R, and X, general, mature, restricted and X (not originally trademarked and was thrown in at the end). Since M was misunderstood as being sterner than R (instead of being between G and R) it was changed to PG (actually GP for a year or so).

But that, of course, isn't good enough for the hair-splitters of the world. As the puritans in our midst spoke out, PG-13 was added for the parents too dim to understand the nature of the movie they were bringing/sending their child to, and as if one more category would make the grey area perfectly factored. Then NC-17 was added so parents couldn't take their children even if they wanted to, it was completely restricted to anyone under 17 (whew!!!).

Now, armed with all these new categories, and endless pressure from the sanitizers, G was only good for cavity producing sweetness of Disney instead of the 1970-ish reasonable standard of as long as truly disturbing content or gratuitous nudity was involved, a G rating was appropriate. But, at the end of the day, to more gradations there are over an arena that is ultimately subjective, leaves it with less meaning instead of more. If the goal was to protect children from strong images then it fails. It is up to the parent to have some idea of the nature of what they are letting their children see, or remain unconcerned. Either way society should have little concern over what a parent does in rearing their child when it comes to what they are allowed to see. Attempts to do so, either through voluntary means have little effect, and if through State Force, decreases over all liberty.
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Old Aug 20, 2004, 05:48 AM   #25
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Ok, i know this is totally gratuitous, but she looks like that actress from Romeo & Juliet (70's as well) does anybody know who she sreally is? just curious.
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Old Aug 31, 2004, 06:11 PM   #26
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Re: Rated 'G'????

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Just like with any regulation, public or private, things start out simply and then become more complicated as do-gooders try and protect the world from itself.

When the MPAA originally came out with ratings, all there was was G, M, R, and X, general, mature, restricted and X (not originally trademarked and was thrown in at the end). Since M was misunderstood as being sterner than R (instead of being between G and R) it was changed to PG (actually GP for a year or so).

But that, of course, isn't good enough for the hair-splitters of the world. As the puritans in our midst spoke out, PG-13 was added for the parents too dim to understand the nature of the movie they were bringing/sending their child to, and as if one more category would make the grey area perfectly factored. Then NC-17 was added so parents couldn't take their children even if they wanted to, it was completely restricted to anyone under 17 (whew!!!).

Now, armed with all these new categories, and endless pressure from the sanitizers, G was only good for cavity producing sweetness of Disney instead of the 1970-ish reasonable standard of as long as truly disturbing content or gratuitous nudity was involved, a G rating was appropriate. But, at the end of the day, to more gradations there are over an arena that is ultimately subjective, leaves it with less meaning instead of more. If the goal was to protect children from strong images then it fails. It is up to the parent to have some idea of the nature of what they are letting their children see, or remain unconcerned. Either way society should have little concern over what a parent does in rearing their child when it comes to what they are allowed to see. Attempts to do so, either through voluntary means have little effect, and if through State Force, decreases over all liberty.



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