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Matthew Edwards Origins: Johnny Doyle (15) RE: Origins: Johnny Doyle 19 Mar 14


James Montgomery was indeed the first Film Censor of the Irish Republic; he said that he took the Ten Commandments as his guide in making his decisions. He had a strong aversion to cinematic displays of kissing or dancing, so that some films were so severely cut as to render them utterly incomprehensible. You can read about some of his thoughts here:- Irish Film Censorship

"When Moses from Mount Sinai descended,
He bore commandments ten in number;
Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God,
And thou shalt not dance the rumba.

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife,
Nor his asses, slaves or lodgers;
Thou shalt not care for Fred Astaire,
Or view the legs of Ginger Rogers."

Matthew


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