This news story about "legislation aimed at helping parents keep their children from seeing sex scenes, violence and foul language in movie DVDs" reminds me of a scene from Cinema Paradiso. The film takes place in Mussolini’s Italy, and all the kissing scenes in the films must be cut out and the films spliced together. The village priest makes sure of this. One of the most poignant moments in the film occurs when the main character, Salvatore, comes across an old reel of all these moments strung together.

I’m not meaning to suggest that Bush’s new legislation is on the level with Mussolini, just that it reminds me of the film.

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