Cleanflix follows the sanitized movie industry from inception to collapse. Starting with Kate Winslet’s bare breasts in Titanic and the Mormon culture that didn’t want to see them, the film launches into the numerous legal and theoretical debates that led to a DGA lawsuit involving industry titans like Martin Scorsese, Steven Soderbergh, Steven Spielberg, and Robert Redford. And that’s only the beginning. The film then tracks the dozen or so stores that defied court order and remained in operation, focusing on the infamous Daniel Thompson, de facto leader of Utah’s the edited movie revival. —IMDb
A documentary focusing on the repressive nature of the mormon community, especially that of the "edited film" business. While it provides a semi-biased opinion, the makers try to create an emotional reaction from their audience, which some could construe as unethical, yet important. Films such as "Cleanflix" are important not only because do they show the hypocrisies of our time, but also ask us what we can do.
A wonderful study in copyright law, repression, selective morality, and the craft of film making itself. The revelations about Daniel Thompson though true and unfortunately essential to the telling of the story, do cloud the issue to a degree and allow for easy vilification where there were other issues I would have loved to have seen explored and other voices heard. Pity there isn't a Cleanflix version for my mom.
From my blog neauxreelidea.com:
There is a great website with a great community of video editors called FanEdit.org. They encourage the re-imagining, re-organizing and re-editing of popular… read review