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First R rated film for me....Oh man I have to rack my brains to remember this one. Probably the first Die Hard movie. That's not such a bad movie to lose my "R rated" cherry to. :)
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OK fellas - from a lady's perspective. I had a first date with a guy in high school - he took me to see Deliverance. I cannot tell you how stunned I was at what I saw - at that age I was unaware such "acts" as depicted on screen even existed. Needless to say, my young man apologized profusely for the remainder of our date.
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CoffeeDan wrote:
jondaris wrote:IIRC, The Godfather was rated "M" when it came out.
Actually, THE GODFATHER was one of the first movies to get an "R" rating. It was even part of the 10-second TV spots:

(Big voice booming) "The Godfather is now a movie. Rated R."
Yes, it was definitely "R". I went with my pal Warren. His mother had to come to the theatre with us and sign a release that she was giving the okay for these two minors to see this R-rated film. When my mother found out, she was displeased. I'm betting she gave Warren's mother a call...

What's IIRC? I googled it and discovered "Interactive Illinois Report Card" and "Image and Identity Research Collective"; neither of which seems to have anything to do with Jack Valenti...
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Moraldo Rubini wrote: Yes, it was definitely "R". I went with my pal Warren. His mother had to come to the theatre with us and sign a release that she was giving the okay for these two minors to see this R-rated film. When my mother found out, she was displeased. I'm betting she gave Warren's mother a call...

What's IIRC? I googled it and discovered "Interactive Illinois Report Card" and "Image and Identity Research Collective"; neither of which seems to have anything to do with Jack Valenti...
Yeah, you are correct. What was throwing me is that i saw it in a theater when it came out -- I was just 13. I went with some kind of a group, but I can't remember just what. It may have been a summer filmmaking class that I took. I can't imagine a teacher doing something similar today, but it was a different time.

IIRC is a net abbreviation that means "If I Recall Correctly." Which apparently, I did not.
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"M" and "R" rated, children? What about "X" rated? Remember a little something called Midnight Cowboy? I suppose I've also seen a few X rated films more in the line of what you'd consider X rated, but I try not to remember them.

Anyway . . . ..

I haven't been able to come up with 25 life-altering films -- I've seen so many, and so many of them made various sorts of impressions, lasting and otherwise. However, I can come up with a few I saw when I was a girl that I still feel a fondness for, or that either scared me or changed my thought processes a bit. All of these are from the 50s and 60s, except for a few oldies I probably saw in the second-run movies around the neighborhood:


Moulin Rouge (the first film I have any memory of)
Hans Christian Andersen (All of Brooklyn worshiped Danny Kaye then)
Wizard of Oz
Little Women (’34 version - and our version of American Girl dolls)
Forbidden Planet (Yipes!! Well, I was just a kid, after all)
Invaders from Mars (Paranoia was the watchword of my youth)
Incredible Shrinking Man (Life-affirming sci fi, for a change)
King Kong (The original - made me a lifetime stop-action animation fan)
Everything with little Shirley Temple (These movies are all the same , so I count it as one)
Broken Arrow (Stewart/Chandler--lovely to look at, and Debra Paget, too)
Carmen Jones (I adored, and still do, Dorothy Dandrige)
For The First Time (Mario Lanza - ahhhh)
Summertime (Oh, those suave Italians. My relatives are Italian, but most aren't too suave, I'm afraid. This movie was a revelation to me.)
Parrish (Troy Donahue. 'Nuff said.)
Long, Long Trailer (90 minutes of Desilu, as directed by Minnelli. Yeah!)
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The two movies that come to mind that unfortunately mirror my life experience rather closely (when I was 20 years old about 18 years ago) are:
"Stella Dallas" with Barbara Stanwyck (from 1930's)
and "Madame X" with Lana Turner (from early 1960?)

Even though they make me sad, I enjoy them every time they are shown on TCM
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