AC Movies

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  1. In a pool side discussion on the weekend we had some heated verbiage about AC showing risque movies vs the violent ones they also show.
    Consensus was the violent are more dangerous to youth than the risqué ones.

    Subject at hand was Last Tango in Paris now showing on most if not all AC flights with inflight entertainment. This movie was tame in my opinion and I would not even consider it soft porn.
     
  2. YULtide

    YULtide Gold Member

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    I must say that I wondered about LTIP being on the play list, though I have certainly seen more risqué on other airlines. Good point about the violence. But it's pretty hard to compete with the sex and degradation of music videos.

    There are warnings about content for these movies (violent and risqué), but the trouble is that the screens aren't private. You can see several screens from any seat in Y so the warning is kind of irrelevant for the person sitting beside or behind you.
     
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    mtlfire Gold Member

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    Unless the child is flying alone, I think its up to the parents to control that. Much like they should at home. Kids readily have access to much worse on the internet.

    Now, lets not start showing episodes of Mayday though :D
     
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    Parents can (and should) control what the child chooses to watch. They can't control what the child sees on someone else's screen. I'm not arguing for a change in AC's movie selection, just pointing out that other screens are visible.
     
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    mtlfire Gold Member

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    For sure.

    They can't control what other people read either. On my last flight the lady beside me was reading 50 shades of gray. Not something you'd want your kids to read. But easy enough for me to read it over her shoulder if I wanted.
     
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    I think parents have capability to control what the kid(s) watch on a plane. It should be pretty obvious if they are staring at someone else's seatback (or overhead monitor.) You can do it the hard way by watching them and enforcing where they are looking. You can also provide them with a book or video device and require them to look at those. You could even order them to keep their eyes closed for the whole flight (sleeping or not as you desire.)

    I would hope more parents would instead choose the path of letting their kids experiencing the world and then having conversations with them to provide insight and guidance instead of outright trying to control and manipulate everything their kids see and do. Much more healthy and realistic in my opinion.

    I'd draw the line at hard core or slasher pornography being shown on a plane, but most R rated content edited for planes is nothing that should scar a child.

    If viewed violence made people violent, after a generation of Bugs Bunny and Tom and Jerry watching, I'd think most of society would be homicidal maniacs by now.
     
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  7. I was on several flights last week and LTIP was still playing. as I looked around the cabin I didn't see anyone watching it but did see lots of violent scenes from the various movies others were watching. the only movie I watched all week was an old Hitchcock movie.......North by Northwest. An excellent period movie from the late 50's.
     
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    ....what happened to "House of Lies"? I don't think it is available on Canadian television....I watched all of Season 1 on AC, as well as the first couple of episodes of Season 2.

    I started watching North by Northwest and realized it is such a good movie, I should really watch it on a bigger screen.
     
  9. North by northwest is a real classic and stands up well.
     

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