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When Harry Met Sally... (1989) (deli scene/fake orgasm)
1
2.17%
Angel Heart (1987) (Casting of Lisa Bonet/graphic sex scene)
6
13.04%
Fatal Attraction (1987) (consequences of infidelity discussion/outraged feminists)
3
6.52%
The Blue Lagoon (1980) (Underaged Shields testified because of nude scenes)
2
4.35%
Red Dawn (1984) (outraged liberal critics/Most violent PG-13 movie)
4
8.70%
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) (outraged Christians)
16
34.78%
Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) (tragic stunt helicopter crash)
2
4.35%
Dressed to Kill (1980) (outraged feminists)
3
6.52%
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981) (kitchen table sex scene)
0
0%
Cruising (1980) (Gay community protest)
2
4.35%
Year of the Dragon (1985) (Chinese American and Asian American community protest)
0
0%
White Dog (1982) (no U.S. release after rumors began that the film was racist)
1
2.17%
Soul Man (1986) (criticized for featuring a Caucasian actor wearing blackface)
3
6.52%
other
3
6.52%
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Scandalous! Controversial 1980s Movies

Old 07-28-16, 06:21 AM
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Re: Scandalous! Controversial 1980s Movies

When Harry Met Sally was HARDLY controversial/scandalous. The film was a critical and commercial success and that particular scene was celebrated, not shunned.

Anyway, definitely Last Temptation of Christ. Brilliant movie.
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Re: Scandalous! Controversial 1980s Movies

Originally Posted by The Valeyard View Post
Where's "Monty Python's Life of Brian"?
In 1979?
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Old 07-28-16, 07:58 AM
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Re: Scandalous! Controversial 1980s Movies

Originally Posted by Chadm View Post
Voted for White Dog. Great late Sam Fuller flick.

Although I must say that list feels a little incomplete without Cannibal Holocaust.
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In 1979?
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Old 07-28-16, 08:40 AM
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Re: Scandalous! Controversial 1980s Movies

I've tried to search for it but there are so many Mad Max search results it's probably on page 150 or something.

There were two teenage boys obsessed with The Road Warrior. They watched it over and over and over, finally committing suicide by blowing their brains out. The movie was blamed and started a controversy over violence in movies.
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In 1979?
Well, I saw it in 1980.
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Last Temptation Of Christ is a masterpiece. Pissing of Christians was just an added bonus, IMO.
I still don't get this hatred of Christians, i.e., pleasure of pissing them off. Is this a distaste for all organized religions inc. Islam or directly to followers of Jesus in all then myriad forms?
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Old 07-28-16, 10:22 AM
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I do remember Fatal Attraction really struck a nerve with people when it came out in 1987. I was in middle school so I was too young to totally get it but I don't think a movie had ever gone that far in dealing with the consequences of infidelity. I do remember some of my aunts in my family would say, "That will teach him not to pull that shit ever again on his wife!" And some of my uncles in my family would say, "I am not even thinking about cheating after seeing that movie!"
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I still don't get this hatred of Christians, i.e., pleasure of pissing them off. Is this a distaste for all organized religions inc. Islam or directly to followers of Jesus in all then myriad forms?
Who said anything about hatred? Did the poster piss them off? No, a movie did, because it didn't follow their image of the biblical Jesus, or whatever. Boo hoo.
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Re: Scandalous! Controversial 1980s Movies

Not my favorite, but plenty controversial

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Old 07-28-16, 01:26 PM
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Well, I saw it in 1980.
Then by that standard, the best movie of 2015 was All The President's Men

(seriously, I only just saw it last year...)
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Originally Posted by Hokeyboy View Post
When Harry Met Sally was HARDLY controversial/scandalous. The film was a critical and commercial success and that particular scene was celebrated, not shunned.

Anyway, definitely Last Temptation of Christ. Brilliant movie.
During the release of When Harry Met Sally deli owners across the nation protested outside theatres because of that scene. There were even bomb threats.
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I voted for Angel Heart cause fucking Denise fucking Huxtable fucked the holy fucking hell out of Mickey.
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I voted for Angel Heart cause fucking Denise fucking Huxtable fucked the holy fucking hell out of Mickey.
Made Bill Cosby jealous.
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Pabst! Blue! Velvet!
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Originally Posted by The Valeyard View Post
Where's "Monty Python's Life of Brian"?
Life of Brian is a 70's film. 1979 to be exact.
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Originally Posted by Chadm View Post
Voted for White Dog. Great late Sam Fuller flick.

Although I must say that list feels a little incomplete without Cannibal Holocaust.

Originally Posted by majorjoe23 View Post
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These dates are for majorjoe

Cannibal Holocaust

Release Dates
Italy 7 February 1980
Denmark 11 July 1980
Spain 19 October 1980
West Germany 16 January 1981
Portugal 22 January 1981
France 22 April 1981
Brazil 29 May 1981
Hong Kong 30 July 1981
Colombia 12 October 1981
Peru 1982
Philippines 22 April 1982 (Davao)
Japan 22 January 1983
USA 19 June 1985

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078935/releaseinfo
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Re: Scandalous! Controversial 1980s Movies

Any movie that was copyrighted in 1979, had a festival screening in 1979, or was released in NY and LA for Oscar consideration in December of 1979, and then had a wide release in 1980 would belong to which decade?
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Any movie that was copyrighted in 1979, had a festival screening in 1979, or was released in NY and LA for Oscar consideration in December of 1979, and then had a wide release in 1980 would belong to which decade?
The year of the first screening is the official year for a film. Thousands of movies are copyrighted the previous year of the official year.
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Originally Posted by Crocker Jarmen View Post
During the release of When Harry Met Sally deli owners across the nation protested outside theatres because of that scene. There were even bomb threats.
Saw WHMS in a theater and never heard anything about this. Sure it wasn't local to your area?
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^Eesh!
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Saw WHMS in a theater and never heard anything about this. Sure it wasn't local to your area?
That was of course a joke, but Woody Allen DID spend 242 days picketing in front of the famous Ziegfeld theater in New York to call attention to the fact that When Harry Met Sally was a bland rip-off of his work.
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Heaven's Gate.
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Originally Posted by godzilla rules View Post
Life of Brian is a 70's film. 1979 to be exact.

A few posts above yours...

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In 1979?

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Well, I saw it in 1980.

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Then by that standard, the best movie of 2015 was All The President's Men

(seriously, I only just saw it last year...)
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I went with RED DAWN because it so pissed off my liberal co-workers at a public library media center that they got upset when one of the staff shrugged and said it was just a movie. Someone even said, "People in the media are naturally liberal. How could anyone even think of defending that movie?" or something like that. I eventually saw it and remember liking the politics more than I thought I would. But then I was a fan of John Milius when he was making decent films, even in my most left-of-center periods.
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I hated When Harry Met Sally... (1989) (deli scene/fake orgasm)! I wanted someone to slap Meg Ryan's face with a big sausage.
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