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A Brief (Almost Silent) History Of Abortion In The Movies (TEXT and VIDEO)


Society & Culture  (tags: americans, movies, abortion, women, society, interesting, media )

Carrie
- 779 days ago - filmschoolrejects.com
Despite the fact that the ratings system, New Hollywood, and the pro-choice movement all converged rather contemporaneously, the history of abortion in American movies is largely a history of absence.



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Carol H. (229)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 5:10 pm
noted, thanks Cal
 

Jason S. (53)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 7:09 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

Joanne Dixon (33)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 9:43 am
I would kind of like to see "Quilters" made into a movie - with all the music - and without messing with the script. The almost dream-like ambiguity of the actual abortion scene is what makes it thought-provoking.
 

Lois Jordan (60)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 4:51 pm
Noted. They left out "Love With the Proper Stranger" with Natalie Wood & Steve McQueen. As a child, I watched this movie when it played on TV. Quite an education I got then. The only "fantasy" was the happy ending, which even then, I knew there would be much more to....would've love to have seen a sequel.
 

Carrie B. (316)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 5:08 pm
Lois, "Love With the Proper Stranger" is one of my favorite movies! Thanks for mentioning it.
 
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