Anyone who looks at a lot of movies will be familiar with
the ‘parental’ warnings which come with them in terms of
their content –
i.e. showing scenes of a sexual or violent nature.
Yet they might be better marked with warnings about some
of other things which upset us all.
As a vegetarian I would like movies to have a warning upon
them if they show animals being killed, or people eating
As an atheist I would like to protect children from all
religious propaganda, so that a film like
‘ The Ten Commandments’ might come with the following: –
Warning! This film contains scenes of a religious nature.
I can’t see this happening in a hurry, but that’s no reason to give up on the issue.
What might be more achievable in the short term is a listing
of all product placements within all new films.
Given that many of the products which are placed within
movies are ones which raise health concerns, particularly
in relationship to junk goods , then this would be a real
So here is what we need to know.
Which products or services have been placed in each movie?
How many times have they each been show, & for how long
within the movie?
Have any of the performers mentioned these products
within the move?
In the meanwhile I’ll just keep looking out to see how many
product placements I can list in each movie I watch.