Manipulating MPAA Ratings from A History of the Art of Adaptation [Video] (0:31)

You Can Please Some of the People Some of the Time… None of the People All of the Time: A History of the Art of Adaptation in Movies like Dune, The Godfather, Harry Potter and More!

Dr. Rosanne Welch speaks on A History of the Art of Adaptation in Movies like Dune, The Godfather, Harry Potter and More! at the California State University, Fullerton Library

Part of the program series for Dune by Frank Herbert: A 50th Anniversary Celebration.

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Manipulating MPAA Ratings from A History of the Art of Adaptation

 

Transcript:

This is one of the things that changed many of our films. Now, what we have to discover is what rating do you want, right? Really, people don’t want a G rating because they think teenagers won’t come to it. So they have to have a couple of bad words. So, for instance, ET, he calls his brother “penis breath.” That gives them a PG. That one moment and they entirely did that merely to make sure that they teenagers would go see that movie. It’s really quite hilarious. It’s calculated. it has to be planned ahead and likewise, sometimes they’ll do just a couple of extra things to nudge themselves into an R rating and then they’l fight with the board and then say, “Ok, we’ll take these 2 things out” and it’s the other stuff they really wanted to keep, but they had to put those extra things in there so they could be seen to compromise in order to pull down to a PG rating.

About this talk

Dr. Rosanne Welch (RTVF) speaks on the craft of history of film adaptations from the controversy of the silent film Birth of a Nation (protested by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in 1915) to Breakfast at Tiffany’s (to which author Truman Capote famously said, “The only thing left from the book is the title”) to The Godfather . Naturally, the behemoth in adaptation – Harry Potter (which depended on the relationship created by adapter Steve Kloves and author J.K. Rowling) will be discussed, as will the subject of this month’s celebration: Dune.

Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

About Dr. Rosanne Welch

Dr. Rosanne Welch is a professor in the Low Residency MFA in Screenwriting Program from Stephens College, California State University, Fullerton, Mount San Antonio Community College and Cal Poly Pomona.  In 2007, she graduated with her Ph.D. in 20th Century U.S./Film History from Claremont Graduate University.  She graduated with her M.A. in 20th Century United States History from California State University, Northridge in 2004.

Welch is also a television writer/producer with credits for Beverly Hills 90210 , CBS’s Emmy winning Picket Fences and Touched By An Angel . She also writes and hosts her own podcasts on 3rdPass.media, her first one titled “Mindful(I) Media with Dr. Rosanne Welch.”

Her upcoming book, “Why The Monkees Matter: Teenagers, Television and American Pop Culture” will be published in Fall 2016

Three Ring Circus: How Real Couples Balance Marriage, Work and Kids and The Encyclopedia of Women in Aviation and Space are two books she has written. Los Angeles Times and the Journal of Screenwriting hold some of her published articles.

Dr. Rosanne Welch Web Site and Blog

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From the Index… The K’s – “Why The Monkees Matter”

Wonder what and who I mentioned in “Why The Monkees Matter”? Check out these index entries!

Kane, Joel  111

Kaufman, David  93

Kellogg’s  32

Kennedy, John  46-47, 146

Kennedy, Robert  46, 146

Kessler, Bruce  97, 101

King, Carole  21, 53

King Jr, Martin Luther  146

Kingston Trio, The  71

Kirshner, Don  40, 90, 129, 139

Koenig, Walter  131, 153

Kung Fu  50

 

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The Monkees Influence on Popular Culture from An Interview with Dr. Rosanne Welch, Author of “Why The Monkees Matter” on the Zilch Podcast [Audio]

A clip of an interview with Dr. Rosanne Welch, author of “Why The Monkees Matter” from Zilch: A Monkee’s Podcast: Episode 48.

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The Muppets and The Monkees from 1960’s TV Censorship and The Monkees with Dr. Rosanne Welch [Video] (1:01)

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The Muppets and The Monkees from 1960's TV Censorship and The Monkees with Dr. Rosanne Welch

 

“1960s TV Censorship and The Monkees” gives a brief overview of where censorship standards were in the era – and how The Monkees pushed the envelope with its mentions of the Vietnam War – and Sunset Strip riots – and even with the outrageous storytelling behind “Frodis Caper”, the episode that celebrated the saving of an alien plant that very closely resembled a marijuana plant…  

Writer Treva Silverman said the staff got away with such jokes because the network executives were just old enough not to understand any of the references.
Presented at Stephens College MFA in Screenwriting classes on Friday, August 5, 2016

Transcript:

This gentleman directed most of the episodes of the Monkees and you all, right here on this lot, should know something about him, because he won and Emmy as a director of The Monkees and then he grew up to direct The Muppet Movie. He’s got a couple Emmys to his credit — so James Frawley. there’s a lot of really interesting people involved in the show early on that, of course, most people didn’t know that much about and that was fun. These are the guys — this is Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, Michael Nesmith and Davy Jones who was the big heartthrob. In fact, he passed away a couple of years ago. He’s been voted the greatest heartthrob of all time. The greatest teen idol of all time beating out any other person you can think of. That’s them holding their Emmy. The show won an Emmy for Best New Sitcom in its opening year in 1967. So, that’s something people don’t really think about. People think of the music and whether or not they played their own instruments, but they won an Emmy. This was The Big Bang Theory, The Seinfeld of its day. It was that popular and that well-respected within the business. So I think that’s cool.


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About Dr. Rosanne Welch

Dr. Rosanne Welch is a professor in the Low Residency MFA in Screenwriting Program from Stephens College, California State University, Fullerton, Mount San Antonio Community College and Cal Poly Pomona.  In 2007, she graduated with her Ph.D. in 20th Century U.S./Film History from Claremont Graduate University.  She graduated with her M.A. in 20th Century United States History from California State University, Northridge in 2004.

Welch is also a television writer/producer with credits for Beverly Hills 90210 , CBS’s Emmy winning Picket Fences and Touched By An Angel . She also writes and hosts her own podcasts on 3rdPass.media, her first one titled “Mindful(I) Media with Dr. Rosanne Welch.”

Three Ring Circus: How Real Couples Balance Marriage, Work and Kids and The Encyclopedia of Women in Aviation and Space are two books she has written. Los Angeles Times and the Journal of Screenwriting hold some of her published articles.

Dr. Rosanne Welch Web Site and Blog

Follow Dr. Welch on Twitter

Dr. Rosanne Welch on YouTube

Why The Monkees Matter Presentation for St. Scholastica Academy Honors Sociology class [Video] (40:43)

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Thanks to the magic of Skype I was able to appear as a guest lecturer for the St. Scholastica Academy Honors Sociology class. Their engaging teacher has been using The Monkees to illustrate concepts in Sociology all year long and so I tailored this talk to the aspects of the book that discuss how feminism, civil rights and ethnic studies are represented in episodes of the show.

Why The Monkees Matter Presentation for St. Scholastica Academy Honors Sociology class [Video] (40:43) 

 

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About Dr. Rosanne Welch

Dr. Rosanne Welch is a professor in the Low Residency MFA in Screenwriting Program from Stephens College, California State University, Fullerton, Mount San Antonio Community College and Cal Poly Pomona.  In 2007, she graduated with her Ph.D. in 20th Century U.S./Film History from Claremont Graduate University.  She graduated with her M.A. in 20th Century United States History from California State University, Northridge in 2004.

Welch is also a television writer/producer with credits for Beverly Hills 90210 , CBS’s Emmy winning Picket Fences and Touched By An Angel . She also writes and hosts her own podcasts on 3rdPass.media, her first one titled “Mindful(I) Media with Dr. Rosanne Welch.”

Three Ring Circus: How Real Couples Balance Marriage, Work and Kids and The Encyclopedia of Women in Aviation and Space are two books she has written. Los Angeles Times and the Journal of Screenwriting hold some of her published articles.

Dr. Rosanne Welch Web Site and Blog

Follow Dr. Welch on Twitter

Dr. Rosanne Welch on YouTube

Book Signing: Why The Monkees Matter with Dr. Rosanne Welch – Saturday, November 5, 2016 – Des Peres, MO (Greater St. Louis Area)

Book Reading: Why The Monkees Matter with Dr. Rosanne Welch - Saturday, November 5, 2016 - Des Peres, MO (Greater St. Louis Area)

Join me for a reading from my latest book, “Why The Monkees Matter” at Barnes and Noble Des Peres, Missouri (Greater St. Louis Area) on November 5, 2016.

This is the afternoon when The Monkees will be performing at The Family Areana in nearby St. Charles, MO. 

Live Nearby and/or going to the concert? Stop by. Pick up a copy of the book. See my presentation and reading.

Date:

Saturday November 5, 2016 1:00 PM 

Location:

Barnes and Noble
West County Mall 
113 West County Center
Des Peres, MO 63131
314-835-9980 

Quotes from “Why The Monkees Matter” by Dr. Rosanne Welch – 31 in a series – Treva Silverman and Peter Meyerson

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It’s no surprise that Meyerson and Silverman became good friends during their two seasons on the show, to the point where they partnered up for some later work on other series (Captain Nice, Accidental Family) because Silverman was the other writer who happily identified with the counter-culture world of the time. “I remember going back East and telling my old college roommates that I had started smoking grass. They were shocked. 

from Why The Monkees Mattered by Dr. Rosanne Welch —  Buy your Copy today!

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MPAA Ratings Replace the Hays Code from A History of the Art of Adaptation [Video] (1:01)

You Can Please Some of the People Some of the Time… None of the People All of the Time: A History of the Art of Adaptation in Movies like Dune, The Godfather, Harry Potter and More!

Dr. Rosanne Welch speaks on A History of the Art of Adaptation in Movies like Dune, The Godfather, Harry Potter and More! at the California State University, Fullerton Library

Part of the program series for Dune by Frank Herbert: A 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Watch this entire presentation

MPAA Ratings Replace the Hays Code from A History of the Art of Adaptation [Video] (1:01)

 

Transcript:

The Hays Code stayed with us until 1968. Finally we let it go and it was replaced by the Motion Picture Film Rating system that we’re all used to today. So your G, your PG, etc, etc. One of my favorite funny stories is that an R rating — and there’s listing of everything you have to do to see what rating you earn. The R rating can be earned if you use the F-word more than once in consecutive conversation. So The King’s Speech, which won the Oscar a couple of years ago was originally released with an R rating, because when he’s stuttering he says the F-word 4 or 5 times in a row on one sentence. That’s entirely – nobody has sex in that movie. Nobody does anything that — it’s a G-rated movies. It entirely is except for that moment. So once it won the Oscar that cut that one piece out and they re-released it as a PG film, because then they knew families wanted to come see it. I think that’s hilarious. So there are rules that come off of the Hays Code, but that work in our fim system now, but they’re not as bad as the Hays Code.

About this talk

Dr. Rosanne Welch (RTVF) speaks on the craft of history of film adaptations from the controversy of the silent film Birth of a Nation (protested by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in 1915) to Breakfast at Tiffany’s (to which author Truman Capote famously said, “The only thing left from the book is the title”) to The Godfather . Naturally, the behemoth in adaptation – Harry Potter (which depended on the relationship created by adapter Steve Kloves and author J.K. Rowling) will be discussed, as will the subject of this month’s celebration: Dune.

Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

About Dr. Rosanne Welch

Dr. Rosanne Welch is a professor in the Low Residency MFA in Screenwriting Program from Stephens College, California State University, Fullerton, Mount San Antonio Community College and Cal Poly Pomona.  In 2007, she graduated with her Ph.D. in 20th Century U.S./Film History from Claremont Graduate University.  She graduated with her M.A. in 20th Century United States History from California State University, Northridge in 2004.

Welch is also a television writer/producer with credits for Beverly Hills 90210 , CBS’s Emmy winning Picket Fences and Touched By An Angel . She also writes and hosts her own podcasts on 3rdPass.media, her first one titled “Mindful(I) Media with Dr. Rosanne Welch.”

Her upcoming book, “Why The Monkees Matter: Teenagers, Television and American Pop Culture” will be published in Fall 2016

Three Ring Circus: How Real Couples Balance Marriage, Work and Kids and The Encyclopedia of Women in Aviation and Space are two books she has written. Los Angeles Times and the Journal of Screenwriting hold some of her published articles.

Dr. Rosanne Welch Web Site and Blog

Follow Dr. Welch on Twitter

Dr. Rosanne Welch on YouTube

From the Index… The J’s – “Why The Monkees Matter”

Wonder what and who I mentioned in “Why The Monkees Matter”? Check out these index entries!

Jack Benny Show, The  9

Jackson, Michael  117, 130-131

Jagger, Mick  40

Jefferies, Dean  94

Jillette, Penn  131, 152

“Johnny B. Goode”  69

Johnson, Coslough  25, 35, 45, 49, 73, 91, 97, 100, 114, 136, 153

Johnson, Lyndon Baines  23, 34

Joplin, Janis  148

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat  107

Jones, Davy  3, 6, 15, 19-22, 26-30, 32-38, 40-44, 47, 50-52, 54-55, 57-65, 69, 73-74, 76-79, 84-85, 87-93, 96-100, 102-104, 108-113, 115, 117, 120, 123-125, 127, 130-135, 137, 140-142, 144-145, 149-151, 153, 155-156

Jones, Quincy  148

Judy Show, The  23

Jungle Book, The  68

Justus  138, 151

Just, Samantha  66

 

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Racism and The Monkees from An Interview with Dr. Rosanne Welch, Author of “Why The Monkees Matter” on the Zilch Podcast [Audio]

A clip of an interview with Dr. Rosanne Welch, author of “Why The Monkees Matter” from Zilch: A Monkee’s Podcast: Episode 48.

Listen to this clip

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 Why The Monkees Matter: Teenagers, Television and American Pop Culture

 

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