HOLLYWOOD: Fire & Fall Back

The initial attack had all the more impact because it came from an unexpected quarter. While Hollywood keeps a weather eye on church groups, it has never been in trouble with the Protestant National Council of Churches, which traditionally avoids anything that smacks of censorship. But last week the NCC was giving Hollywood fits. The issue, said George A. Heimrich, director of the council's West Coast Broadcasting and Film Commission, was movies that "overemphasize sex for sex's sake and violence for violence's sake." Added Layman Heimrich, before flying to New York to...

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