MPAA Finally Listens to Reason. Sort of.

Sundance is always a buzz capital, and I try to ignore both the awards and the chatter. (It helps to be on the other side of the country, of course.)

But there is one story coming out of Park City that is, at least on the surface, good news. Variety is reporting that the MPAA, goaded by Kirby Dick's documentary This Movie Is Not Yet Rated, is planning to make some significant revisions in the ratings process. Almost any change would be an improvement. I must say that Dan Glickman's description of Jack Valenti's system as "a gem . . . in need of a little polishing" is pretty damned funny. At any rate, the story is here.

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